Owning a gift shop for the past 17 years has been one of the highlights of my life. After traveling over the road 14 years prior doing crafts and making everything from bears to birdhouse lamps I decided it was time to come off the road. Mr. P. was delighted to say the least. The first year after doing one of the largest shows I'd ever done in Fort Scott, Kansas I took the plunge and opened the doors to a some what might I say "empty" shop. The fever took and I've been at it ever since.
This coming weekendmarks the 17th open house event. Nervous doesn't describe the way I feel each year. You try to kick things up each year ordering in product you pray the public loves as much as you do. As I tell many of my customers I have the most fun decorating the tree each year. Being somewhat of a traditionalist I usually stick with reds and greens for the main tree in the shop. Throwing in fun things as top hats a few pillows and yes a horn or two always adds interest.
Fondly ~ Lynne ~