Baby Steps

January 12, 2012

While going back to college for my interior design degree I learned something while introducing myself in class.  (Something I didn’t really know until I had to say it out loud.)  We were always asked what we wanted to do once we had our degree.  From the very beginning I always said I wanted to own my own store.  I’ve taken on quite a few clients in the last few years and I’ve enjoyed it but what I’ve enjoyed the most since returning to school was participating in some events where I showcased my furniture and other repurposed decor related items.

I loved people coming to my booth and telling me they loved what I did. (I mean who wouldn’t!)  I loved interacting with people and I felt really good when they bought from me and walked away happy.  I’ve always been a big believer that your house should rise up and be what you need it to be, it should be filled with your favorite things and I love getting to be a part of that for other people.

Anyways, I’ve been working on trying to learn the ins and outs of opening my own little store and I think that dream may still be a year or two away but in the meantime I finally took the plunge and rented a booth at a great antique mall.

I thought it would be a great way to get my feet wet and see where it goes!

So as of February 1st I will have a booth at the Carmel Old Towne Antique Mall in Carmel, Indiana. (Just north of Indianapolis).  The store is located on Main Street in the Arts District.  I will be on the second floor in the area that sells home related items.

I also have a few more things in the works too and I promise once they are a sure thing I’ll let you know about them too!

Here’s a picture of my space that I’m renting.  (Obviously, this is not my stuff!)  But I wanted to post the before photo because who doesn’t love a before and after right?!

I plan on writing a few more post this month about my new booth and the process.  There is not much online about having your own booth at an antique mall so hopefully I can help a few people out!  (Oh and if you’ve done this and want to share some advice with me you know I’d love it!)


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    1. WOW…this is exciting news. I am so proud of you and happy that you are taking a step toward your dream goal. I was just thinking yesterday that 2011 was not a great year again, but then I thought….well Laurie has so much to be thankful for. She has a wonderful family who she can count on, a husband who supports all her efforts so she can pursue her passions and a wonderful daughter! Plus you were blessed with creativity and an eye for good design. This is your year to shine!

    1. I’m really hoping this will be Laurie 2012! That’s my motto!!! I’m extremely lucky to have you, Kris, Kaye, Kim and Garry in my life, best family everrrrrr!!!

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