The day before the boutique my sister called to say that many of her friends were interested in coming but they didn’t really know what it was. Ryan and I had a vision for what we wanted it to be, but explaining it was a little challenging. Store? Cocktail party? Art gallery? Craft show? None of them really fit, but it was the best we could come up with. My cousin jokingly called it my coming out party, which ironically wasn’t too far from the truth!
So here we are … the details from the summer boutique.
And, yes, I fully recognize that there are far too many photos in this post but I just couldn’t edit anymore out.
the entrance. All the gorgeous flowers were arranged by my talented mother-in-law.
i think it looks so pretty!
The pillows were a hit. My mom is such a talented seamstress and it was fun to collaborate with her on these.
Custom name prints … a new product I’ll be selling. Details will come soon.
We used an old dresser as our check-out desk. It worked perfectly with its drawers in the front and chalkboard painted back.
I love these little word cards. Especially the word ‘grandiloquent’. I’ve never heard of it before but it means ‘eloquent on a grand scale’. I think I’ll start using it in sentences.
And this book is great too. It teaches shorthand, an extinct form of writing but so fascinating.
Look! I have customers! Awfully great ones too.
My girl made a short appearance in between sleeping and crying. Poor baby. She didn’t get much mommy time this particular day and she was not the happiest girl.
My cute sister & brother-in-law were such amazing helps. Love them.
Again, thanks to everyone who made this a special event. My mom, mother-in-law, sisters, brother-in-law, aunt who came up from California, friends who drove an hour to show their support and all the sweet customers who made my day.
And my husband. To use my creativity in a tangible way is such a privilege and I am thankful to have a partner who not only supports me, but encourages me along the way.