Thursday, June 2, 2011

Shop Update!

SO, I was supposed to open sesame on June 1st but that has been delayed a tad :) Brian and I are still setting up (God bless him, I could seriously not do this without his help) as of today. Thank you Brian, you are the best fiance on the planet!!! I plan on opening for a few hours on Saturday with a little sandwich board sign out front letting customers know I am open for business (still need to get that sandwich board). I have not marketed the heck out of it because I just want to see how it goes at first and once I'm settled and comfortable, I will get to it. 

Throughout the summer, I will be working on other projects so the shop will not be IT. I will be open on Thursdays and Friday, and by appointment. It is upstairs so I can get away with that.

I did want to share a few photos with you that I took last night with my phone:




never mind the mess, you can kind of get the gist!!

What do you think, do you have suggestions? I want to hear all of what you think should be represented in Shorely Chic!! 


18 comments:

  1. Looking great!! I think entertaining is such a big part of summer. Would love to see lots of fun products in that category!!

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  2. I think you and your fiancee are doing a fantastic job, it's a huge job starting a business, and decorating / styling the space is the fun part, so enjoy it, even if it's a little nerve racking!!
    I wish you all the luck in the world, have a wonderful and busy summer, looking forward to more images!

    Northern Light

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  3. I feel like the top picture/area needs more color. It's very concentrated on the table right now. Maybe put something fun in that adorable basket on the wall. And a couple plants. Is that weird?

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  4. It looks AMAZING! I use to work at a seashell shop (ridiculous sounding, I know!) and the one thing that always drew me in was the smell of the shop. Some of it is an organic by-the-shore smell, but there was always a coconut or seashore smelling candle being burned, or room spray... So I can't smell the shop from here, but that's my tip for you! :)

    *kate

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  5. oh my gosh, you have the seashell trays I saw at the beach this weekend! Are you going to be selling online? I know that at one time you had one on your Etsy store, but I looked yesterday and I didn't see it. I also love those coral picture frames, I saw those as well and love them :-)

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  6. Looks fantastic! I would love to drop in on one of my drives through CT to MA! Open to blogger visitors???

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  7. I love it! I need to come visit!

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  8. Very beachic! Lovely and inviting!!..Don't forget fragrance. Are you carrying the LampBergere line? The best in my opinion for fragrancing the home and shop. Their original Ocean scent would be a wonderful addition. Best of Luck!

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  9. Great job, Liz! Must get some colorful loungers for guests to kick back on for the opening party :)

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  10. Looking good Liz! I think "hostesss gifts" would be a great seller this time of the year. Good luck!

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  11. how about selling some luxurious beach towels and sunhats and chic-lit books for beachreading? they all make great gifts. store looks good!

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  12. hi Liz,
    it looks like it is coming along just fine. congratulations on it all again and just know that you are an inspiration to us all, you will do GREAT!

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  13. maybe it needs to be a tad more relaxed with softer items like towels and sun hats as suggested by Meg ...but otherwise looks good so far...good luck with it ...all the best!

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  14. Let me know when the doors are open and I'll be sure to write about it on fairfieldcounty411 so I can send readers your way! Congrats on being almost there!

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  15. Dear Liz,

    I always love white.

    Especially with pops of color.

    How about some blue?

    Best wishes.

    Cheers,

    Coastal Blue Ocean

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  16. I saw your post in the Etsy forum and thought I'd check out your blog. Your shop looks great! If I still lived in CT, I'd stop by to check it out. Good Luck with it!!

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  17. Good Luck! Looking good - I will have to pop in on a Thursday or Friday!

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