Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Checking the Boxes

The BIG paperwork and legal stuff is now in the done column.  This evening we will go and seek permission from those in charge for our external sign.  Thankfully they have approved our temporary sign so we are good to open on February 15th!  Whew....this has been a whirlwind.  From not having a clue it was coming to figuring it all out on the fly.  Thankfully there are many dear friends and new acquaintances who are generously sharing their knowledge.

I honestly believe that God has granted us special favor in creative ideas and resources.  Sometimes things come to me and I just have to stop and give Him the praise then and there.

Warren installed the chandelier last night and it looks so good.  He is working with all of the lighting.  Such an important part of retail.  Making sure items are well staged and well lit.  Chelsea is our stager.  She has quite the eye for beauty.  It is kind of fun to go out and get product, bring it in the shop and then leave because when I come back she has it all looking sweet!

Today Emily is riding along with me to pick up babies breath from a wholesaler in York.  The same one we used for Chelsea and Chadd's wedding.  I'm anxious to learn more and more about air plants and succulents from her as we go.  She is a genius when it comes to plants.  I'm so thankful for her wisdom and willingness to teach me.  The only thing better would be if we could talk her into doing the plants herself.  Ha!  But until that happens I'm having a blast making fun and pretty arrangements.

Here are some shots from the shop last evening....

Things are still in flux. 
What I'm showing you is all subject to change.
But it is definitely coming together now.

I should receive the first of the consigned baby items 
on Thursday.  We have several really great people
working on goodies for us.

I'm so excited to see them all get here.

I can't thank them enough for joining in this whirlwind 
that we are calling Pebbles & Lace.

I believe that the overall feeling of our space will 
be calm and a treat to the senses
not the chaos and crazy that has led up to it.

I told you we are excited about an artist who is 
working on pieces for us now??

Meet Cindy!
She has a gallery in Lancaster called

We can't wait to see what pieces she shares with us
at the shop!!

I have gotten to know and love Cindy as we worship
together at our Wednesday Morning Bible Studies.
Cindy is the drummer!!
She lives life to the fullest...and loves people in 
a very real and big way.

We are so very, very happy to have 
Cindy's work headed our way!!


Sherry said...

***so*** excited for your business!

Theresa said...

I am SO excited for you and your partners in this new adventure:) Can't wait to see what lies ahead, success is in the future I FEEL SURE of that! Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!