The Shoppe is Open!



hello all!  So, we opened the shoppe this weekend... Saturday was the first day we opened.  Not everything we envisioned was quite finished, but we opened anyhow... when will it ever really be finished?  In 2 days, it has already changed a bit.  But, it has changed A LOT from the original state it was in... remember the tiny photo?


And, here it is as of Saturday...

(keep in mind you will see rogue hammers and juice cups and trucks in the middle of the floor)
 

We didn't do anything to the exterior... it is a old building, but has been updated with vinyl siding and shutters


We did paint the door black and add some little decorative touches.  I am wanting to add a cute decal with our hours and maybe a light under this little portico.


Mr. Hughes put together some really cool framed heraldry prints from the late 1800s.


A month or so ago, we found a paper roller at a great price... they can be so expensive.  We snatched it up and I am so glad we did.  I made some cupcakes (golden with salted caramel icing) to share with our very first guests.


I painted the walls greyish blue... it was a pleasant surprise.  On the swatch card, it didn't look blue at all.   The floors are a slightly darker grey.  Under the carpet there was lovely stained linoleum tile... 2 layers in fact.  Over hardwood.  The way it was attached made it nearly impossible for us to remove the tile by ourselves.  Since we are renting and doing this on a budget, we decided that painting the floor was the best plan.  I am pretty pleased with the result.  It is MUCH better than the yucky tile.


I painted several pieces for the shoppe and for the booths last week.  One of the best parts about the shoppe is that it nearly split in half.  So, I was able to paint custom orders along with all of the furniture for the shoppe and a few pieces for the booths.... seriously, like I had A LOT back there. It is of course, a bit messy and not cute at all.  But, very useful.


Mr. Hughes is going to have some ready made chalk art here and also take custom orders as well.  


I made some more burlap shades and did a few new designs in linen and canvas as well.  


Mr. Hughes built me an awesome counter from a dining table base I painted and an old barn door.  He is also going to do me a little design on the chalk area behind the desk.


We also took down the fluorescent light fixtures and replaced them with some great pendants.  

 

I am planning on adding a light fixture to the pendant shades and a few burlap shades once my lamp parts get here.



We hung up a little piece of fencing to display the flower pins.




Mr Hughes found that great ledger and typewriter.  The little red truck is baby hughes'... not for sale!


My little Jeep business card holder on a really chippy counter


Mr. Hughes came up with this design when he purchased a lot of vintage cameras... we have all kinds.

So that is what we were able to get photos of the other day.  We still have more to take and a few more things to finish.  We have a photo booth planned with a vintage Land camera... the photos are incredible.    The Mr. also hung up a bunch more stuff on the walls today and I sorted and priced some more vintage things.  We are planning on putting out a bit of Christmas next week.

This was just our opening.... we plan to have a Grand Opening and ribbon cutting in the future.  It has been exhausting at times, but we had so much fun putting it together.

If you are in the area and would like to come visit, the address is:

309 Hardin Alley 
Spring Hill, TN

We are open 
Monday- Wednesday by Appointment
Thursday- Saturday 10-5
Sunday 1-5

I will be back soon with more photos and gasp... Christmas stuff for our house and the shoppe!

bye for now!

38 comments:

  1. Looks fantastic. Best of luck in your new venture. Junque on!

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  2. i absolutely love it Michelle! can't wait to come shop!

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  3. It's perfection, I couldn't be more thrilled for you!!!!!

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  4. congratulations michelle and mr. hughes. it looks fabulous. i so admire both of you! xo janet

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  5. It looks so great!! Congrats to you all!! I would love to come to TN and buy you out of everything :)

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  6. congrats on your shoppe!! I've always had a dream of opening a store... I'm jealous and excited for you on your new adventure! Hopefully if I'm ever in the area, I'll stop by!

    ~Erin

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  7. Looks great!! So many treasures =) Xoxoxo ~Ashley

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  8. Congratulations! Everything looks fantastic!

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  9. Looks absolutely fabulouos, but I wouldn't expect anything less from you, my dear...why o why are you soo far away? wahhhhh, sniff sniff, that is me crying...thanks for sharing sweet girl! congrats! xo, T

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  10. How exciting to have a physical store! Must be a lot of work though, just getting an online shop open this week is tough enough for me. I so wish I could drop by for a visit. I wish you lots of luck and much good fortune! Hugs!

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  11. What an amazing place you have created!! I would love to come and visit - if I wasn't so far away! Congrats!
    xo
    Ashlyn

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  12. Congrats! Looks amazing and has me wishing I lived near you.
    Xo,
    Lulu

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  13. Everything looks fantastic! And I love the camera display. If only NY were closer to TN...:(

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  14. Oh Michelle it look fabulous! I love the color you picked for the walls!
    tot

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  15. Wow - the shop looks adorable. Congrats! I hope to pop by one day soon.

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  16. Fantastic! I know from experience that putting all of that together is not an easy task! It looks absolutely adorable - Had to pin some photos to Pinterest for future inspiration ♥ patti

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  17. Shop looks AWESOME Michelle ! Will be a huge continued success !!!

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  18. Shop looks AWESOME Michelle ! Much continued success-hope to see it in person soon ! Happy Thanksgiving to. your family

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  19. Wow! What a great job you two did, Michelle! How fun for you! You are going to be very successful, I just know it! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  20. Hurray for you and the Mr.! The shoppe looks fabulous. I am constantly inspired by your creations...(and energy)! I'm looking forward to hearing more!

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  21. I love your bricks and mortar shoppe! Of course it has siding but it is lovely:) Well done and thank you for inspiring all to follow their dreams. There is a problem however and that is it's proximity to me!

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  22. I am sooooo happy for you!!! You make my heart skip a beat. It is absolute perfection. I smiled through the photos- I have dreamed of so many of the same little touches you have here. It looks amazing, and I am so excited to follow you on your journey. Best of luck to you~

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  23. Wow! What a fun place this must be! I'm sure you'll do well! I love the little truck for your business cards and the camera display and, well EVERYTHING!!

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  24. Looks great, and the displays are enticing! Best of luck....

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  25. Everything looks fabulous! I am so excited that I will actually be able to visit your shop since I am just a little bit south of you! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  26. I can't even begin to tell you how happy and excited I am for you. You and your hubby make such an awesome team...and I just know your gonna do great! Wishing you both all the BEST in your new venture!

    ~Andrea

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  27. great style. love it!

    www.minnesotajunker.blogspot.com

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  28. Congratulations! I am very excited for you. One day when my little guy is in pre-school I'm going to come to Spring Hill from Smyrna and see you! I can't wait!!

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  29. It is gorgeous, Michelle!! I saw several things I must have. So sad I'm not closer.

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  30. I am IN LOVE with your shop! It is my goal to have a shop one day as well. I have family in Spring Hill and it is a wonderful, adorable area. I have no doubt you guys will do wonderful! :)

    www.sweetvintagedecor.blogspot.com

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  31. I might have to take a field trip. And if your last name is Hughes this is getting a little wierd.

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  32. ahhhh!! this is so amazing michelle!!
    i'm so happy for you and mr. hughes!!!!

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  33. New to your blog. Your shoppe looks charming. I will definitely stop in since I live in Franklin and have family that lives in Spring Hill! I can't wait!!! :)

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  34. New to your blog. Your shoppe looks charming. I will definitely stop in since I live in Franklin and have family that lives in Spring Hill! I can't wait!!! :)

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  35. I love all the pics of your shop. Sounds like you're just up the highway from me. I have a small shop in Lawrenceburg, TN. I plan to visit your blog often now that I've found you for INSPIRATION. Your place is full of that. And, maybe I can find a day to come your way and visit the shop.

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  36. Wow I love your shop! Its amazing to see how its changing in the photographs. I think you can see the creativity more and more in each picture. You look like you sell some beautiful pieces.

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