Thursday, March 29, 2012

Q & A

Soooo, since I forgot to take my camera to the shop today and get some new pics, I decided to do this long planned post~our most frequently asked questions at Nest, and some answers of course :)
1. WHYYYYYYYYYYYYY are you only open 2 days a week? Argggggggggggggggggggggggh!!

ANSWER:       Well................several reasons of course :)  When I first opened the shop it was always meant to be a very part time hobby, my first job being a mommy, which, by-the-way is the most important job ever{and the hardest}. Now obviously as the shop has grown and  we now have a nurse who works 6 days a week helping with Olivia's care ,things have changed.  The shop is now my full time job and it takes every bit of the 5 days a week we AREN'T open,  to shop for new merchandise, paint/repurpose/refinish furniture, reorganize the shop ,market the shop, do the blog/FACEBOOK/emails, paperwork and get it ready for our two-day weekend!  Sheeeew. I am aware that most people would hire someone and of course that makes perfect sense, but my heart and soul are in this shop and I want my hands in EVERYTHING!  My mom works on Fridays and Hannah and I work both Fri. and Saturday. There are downsides to running a business this way: LESS MONEY. Ok. That's pretty much it {except for the occasional disgruntled customer}.  The upside:  less overhead, more time to be spent on the little details, running my business {my heart} the way I choose.  {btw~I am very humbled by your wishes for us to be open more. That is the affirmation I need that we are doing things right.}
2. Where in the world do you find all this stuff?????
ANSWER:    That is another upside to our quirky hours: the ability and time to hunt down treasures!  We frequent flea markets, estate sales, yard sales, antique shops, junk shops ect. ect. ect. for the perfect items for the shop.  We are VERY picky. If we like it WE BUY IT. hee hee!  Yes, we are having the time of our lives :)
3. "How do you describe your style?"
ANSWER:  shabby chic, rustic romance, farmhouse style.  So what does that mean?  Think of an old painted farm table with a gorgeous crystal chandelier hanging over it,  European linens on top of an old chippy iron bed,  an ivory and lace wedding dress paired with worn, vintage cowboy boots..... you seeing it yet?  The best of both worlds in my opinion ~old & new~~~

Well girls, those are officially our 3 most frequently asked questions. There are more, of course, which I will get to in another post {email me some if you like}

                                                        In the meantime ~never stop dreaming~ oh, and come see us this Friday and Saturday from 10-4~Lots of new stuff!!!!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spring Open House~This Friday and Saturday!

Spring has arrived at Nest!  The shop is packed full and the sidewalk will be in the morning cause we just took another load over!  I couldn't possibly get pics of everything, but here's a sample...

Brand new seasonal scent~Spring Meadow~ya'll just LOVE our locally handmade soy candles! Wait till you smell this one :)

lots of new spring accessories and jewelry

We're so excited to now carry the Raw Materials line!  What awesome products and 100% Made in America!!! Check out their website here~

You must try our brand new, created exclusively for Nest, soy candle scent, "Lavender & Rosemary"!  My super-talented friend, Erin, took my two favorite scents and melded them into this awesome new fragrance just for us!  Little bits of organic lavender and rosemary mixed in for extra prettiness!

Hope to see you all this Friday and Saturday~it WILL be worth your time and of course we'll have some yummy treats to enjoy while you shop!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

shop photos...

Hope everybody's had a great week and enjoyed this beautiful weather! Lots of new stuff at the shop~more pictures on our FACEBOOK page!

Monday, March 12, 2012

kitchens we love...

Here's some kitchen inspiration to start off your week~kinda makes me want to totally knock out my kitchen and start over from scratch!
Fun, beachy kitchen, so bright and airy with awesome tin ceiling~great floors too :)
oh my, I love that island. And that hood and the little skirt around the sink and I guess absolutely everything else :)
Love the sink, the wide-plank floors and of course, the exposed brick. Sigh...
Farmhouse sink and vintage fridge to die for~love the vintage child's desk for extra seating! 

Thursday, March 8, 2012