The BEST Mother's Day Present


I hope you Mommies had a great Mother's Day.  I did!  I got a few great presents... the necklace that I loved from the Bloomin' Garden show and... (no, I am not pregnant!)  this....



Mr. Hughes went to The Roost in Nolensville to get my present for Mother's Day, a necklace that he remembered that I had liked.  Well, while he was there, he also got me my first booth space!!!!!  Can you tell how excited I am?!?  I was seriously surprised, and it takes alot to surprise me... I have a knack for guessing presents.  Some of you may remember this post when I took a little leap and opened my etsy shop.  Well, this is the next leap... again, a small one.  This booth is small, with room for a piece of furniture and some small stuff.  But, I am kind of glad that it is small, so I can make an impact in a small area rather than be all spread out... it will be manageable.  This means that I can get some larger pieces that I would love to offer in my etsy shop, but can't due to shipping.  And, more importantly, it means I get to decorate... it is like having an extra room in the house!  Plus, I really like the ladies that own The Roost and Three French Hens...it is always nice to work with people you like!

I haven't been there since he gave me the video, but it is all I can do not to call in sick to my real job so I can go over there and take measurements and make plans for the space.  So, all of you booth owners out there, I am open to any wisdom you would like to bestow upon me.  And, I am hoping that if you are local you will come out to see it once it is open... hopefully by the first week in June.

Thanks all of you... without your encouragement and friendship I know I would not have made it this far.  And, a special thanks to Monica and Rachel who gave me an award this past week.  And, of course,  an extra special thanks to Mr. Hughes and baby hughes who put up with my crazy ideas and feed them instead of squashing them... Mr. Hughes at least... I think baby hughes just enjoys being along for the ride...and getting some ice cream!

21 comments:

  1. What a great mothers day gift from your guy! I know how exciting it must be to be able to expand into the booth and do more creative endeavors..at least I think I know! Come check out my new blog sometime, I'd really appreciate it!
    Amy

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  2. So cool! He is so thoughtful and sweet, what an awesome surprise. I know your booth is going to take off!! Do we get an OOTD with the necklace?

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  3. Congratulations on your booth! How fun is that?

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  4. That's so special!! I guess you probably know what to do, but I'll give you my tips anyway...bring new things as often as you can and rearrange often, the regulars will stop and look closer. You'll build up a following and they'll come back more often if they can expect to see something new and fresh. Oooh, I've been out of the business for a while and I'm itching to get back in...have a great time!!

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  5. Shut up! How totally cool! You are SO gonna rock that little space, I just know it!

    Girl! I am so excited for you! Yay!

    Hugs,
    Anne

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  6. This is great! You are going to have so much fun with this I think :)

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  7. I had a wonderful Mother's Day, so glad to hear that you did too!

    Congratulations on your booth! I know you will do great things with it! I hope you will show us more pics of it again soon!

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  8. Congrats on the booth! I've never been shopping in Nolensville, but I'll definitely come check it out this June. Can't wait to see your larger pieces!

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  9. A giant congrats on the booth! How very fun and exciting! ;) Let me know for sure when it's "up" and I'll let my sis know so she can stop by for a visit. :) Lovely necklace, too! The hubs did well. I got a sweet flower ring from my hubs and Emma.

    Smiles,
    Rachel

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  10. hooray! what wonderfully exciting news. your booth is going to be great!

    oh, and thanks for the advice on the bulbs. i'm off to see what i can find.

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  11. Hi! Not sure how I found you, but just had to say: Best. Mother's Day. Present. Ever. :) Best of luck!

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  12. This is great! I am sure you will do great!

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  13. Theresa Pugh-GodseyMay 11, 2010 at 9:12 AM

    Need to know how to find your booth!!!!

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  14. Ah, how crazy that I am reading your post after just posting about taking a big leap myself (chek it out if you'd like)... My dream, to open a shop, involves me taking the first step to get some dealer space in an antique shop. Once your space is up and running, I'd really appreciate your thougths on selling and displaying items in a space!

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  15. Yippee the secret is revealed!!! When Mr. Hughes came out to the stores to buy your Mothers Day gift he made my heart just melt when after telling him we had a booth space he then said he would give it as a Mothers Day gift ! What a fantastic idea! I am sure that was probably a hard secret for even Mr. Hughes to keep!
    As one of the owners of The Roost let me just say on behalf of Debbie and I-welcome to the family! You are going to do great and we are very excited to have you on board.
    Advice...as someone else pointed out keeping things fresh-moving things around-that is BIG in this venue. Pricing and getting a feel for the market that you are in is also key.Ask all the questions you want but I know with your great eye and creativity you are going to do just fine. CONGRATS!

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  16. What a wonderful gift!!! And so much fun for you. That's really exciting! I can't wait to see what you do with this space. I know it will look incredible and you'll have so much fun. Congratulations on your new venture!

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  17. Michelle!! That is so exciting, I cannot wait to see what you do to the booth, and that is so cool that your hubby got you the booth as a surprise!! good luck, I know you will be fantastic!

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  18. I'm so excited for you!!! I can't wait to see all the pieces you add and hear about your adventures in the booth,
    xo,
    LuLu

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  19. hi michelle,

    this is going to be so much fun for you! your own shop!

    ~janet

    ps~just wanted to let you know that i just came across the comment you left me a few days ago on the liberty of london post. you are so sweet and i'm very flattered that you like my house and style. thanks.

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  20. wow! now thats a great mothers day gift! kuddos to your man! i am so excited for you! cant wait to see the pictures! wish i was closer cause i would definately be there for your opening day! xo

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  21. Oh my heck...I love that store! I go there all the time. I will definitely keep my eye out for your booth. That is so sweet of your hubby!

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