Sunday, July 28, 2013
So, it was basic old brown on the bottom and some kind of murky tan blah color on the top; and coated in old polyurithane that had turned yellow. I knew immediately what I was going to do with it.
We kind of go for a strong "Classic American" vibe in the shop. It fits with our circa 1830s building. Of course we have smaller spots of modern, Shabby Cottage, French/European themes in other areas. This seems to work well with our customers - there is something for everyone's tastes in interior decorating, and something for every budget.
I'm also trying to get away from the traditional "Grandma's cluttered, dusty antiques + junk + thrift shop" look. Don't get me wrong - I LOVE THOSE SHOPS! That's where you can dig around and find awesome treasure.
But, in our shop, I am trying to get a cleaner, more organized, "curated" look with a strong emphasis on interior decorating and not just collecting old stuff in a location and hoping someone buys it.
This idea seems to be working, as I have sold off almost everything I started with and am scrambling to find new inventory.
Come see us if you're ever in our neck of the woods - we're in historic downtown Milton, NC across the street from the Thomas Day House/Union Tavern museum. There are many other things to do in town as well; various little shops and an Art Gallery - stop on by, we LOVE visitors, and I love to talk about the town's history! :)