Welcome to my new shop! I wish you all lived locally so you could come see it in person! This will mostly be a photo tour, but I just wanted to tell you a little bit about the space I found for my shop. I already mentioned that it’s in the town I grew up in, and across the street from where my hubby works. What I especially love about the space is that it is open and bright, and it is actually an old barn that was refurbished (it’s attached to an apartment building). It was formally a glass/screen repair shop, and I already knew my landlord through my former job. It has turned out to be perfect.
I have had no trouble renting out my vendor booths, in fact, I have a waiting list for people who want to sell their products here! I’ve also added some retail products and many consignments. I sell a combination of handmade, homemade, and vintage products, most acquired locally. I’m currently working on adding even more display fixtures. I met my first two goals – filling the space and covering my rent with booth rentals! However, as expected, business has been pretty slow; I think mostly because of the pandemic; though new businesses always start out slowly anyway.
Opening weekend was very good with a lot of sales, especially of my own farm products. Since then it’s been kind of up and down, with good days and bad. Feedback from the customers who have come in has been great, everyone loves it and is happy to have a shop like this in town. Our state is slowly opening back up and once stay-at-home orders expire, hopefully next week, I think people will be coming out more. I’ll start more advertising then as well, so far I’ve mostly been using Facebook and it has helped to get the word out. If you don’t already follow us on Facebook, you can do so by clicking here, and you’ll see even more of the products I carry. We are also on Instagram @AFarmGirlsFinds. Enjoy the tour!
Melissa K. Clinton says
Your store is absolutely awesome. I love it and appreciate you shipping my brother’s gift. Best wishes.
Thank you so much. I was happy to do that for you!
What a beautiful store front!!!! Love it!
Thank you, Jim!
Ooh… wish I was local so I could come shop! Love the atmosphere you’ve created. And so glad to be a part of it!
I’m so glad you are too, but wish you could come visit! 🙂
Jodi Stone says
That is so awesome! Congratulations, for all your hard work is paying off! I wish you all the beat! I’m hoping to get up there one very soon!!
That would be so exciting to see you here, Jodi! Thank you so much! xo
Your store looks fantastic. Charming, neat, and inviting.
Caren Gittleman says
this is just fabulous! So quaint, charming, just the kind of a place that I would be SURE to enter! Wishing you boatloads of success!
Thank you, Caren! xo
I would love to spend time browsing through your little shop! It looks so inviting and full of interesting things! Loved seeing all the jewelry…I made some myself at times, though not so much anymore…
Hope you get lots of traffic and vendors who keep renting space from you.
Your shop is like a little boutique of treasures!
Thank you….that’s exactly what I was shooting for so it’s great to hear you think that! ♥
JoAnn Stancer says
I love all of it! Looks amazing, wish I could come through it. That’s awesome you have some of Sue’s jewelry, love and have several of her pieces. Good luck to you.
Thank you, JoAnn!
Edith Chase says
Your shop looks great! I hope to get there in the next month or two. Best of luck to you and your vendors.
That’s so exciting, Edie, can’t wait to meet you!! 🙂
Ellen Pilch says
It looks amazing! I hope to get there in person someday when this pandemic is over.
I can’t wait, Ellen, another reason to hope this nightmare is all over soon!
Brian Frum says
WOW, WOW, WOW! Your place looks wonderful and so inviting. We’d sure shop there too if we were there. You should be real proud!!!
Thank you! Sometimes it still doesn’t even seem real to me. 🙂
The Island Cats says
Your shop is adorable! The mom wishes she lived closer because she would be there all the time!
Wouldn’t that be fun! 🙂 Thank you!
Lorna Griffith says
It looks fabulous. I think my husband would ban me from there if I lived in the US. So many lovely things xx
🙂 Thank you, Lorna!
LLB in Our Backyard says
What a wonderful space, best of luck(or skill 🙂 on your new adventure!!
I think it will take a little bit of both!! 🙂
Tails Around the Ranch says
Such an adorable shop! Wish I lived in the area, I’d definitely be in all the time checking out all the wonderful offerings. Best wishes for much success.
Thank you for all of your support, Monika! ♥
What a lovely place. You’ve done a wonderful job. So homey and warm.
Have a fabulous day and weekend. ♥
Thank you so much!
I would spend hours and hours there… till you kick me out, then I would sit on your bench hahahaha you did something what’s fabulous… we love every piece!!!
Ha ha ha, I love it!! Thank you!
PS…I would never kick you out, until closing time. 🙂
Susan from Bucks County Pennsylvania says
I enjoyed the tour through your shop – it was fun! Your shop looks great – the kind of shop I like to visit and shop!! Wishing luck and fun with your shop!
Thank you so much, Susan!
Ducky's Mom says
Oh, Jan, it’s perfect! It’s sooooo YOU! I love it! I wish I could drive up there and see it in person!
Me too!! ♥
That looks great. It would be ideal for tourists to stop in and get some fun stuff too!
I’m counting on that, as soon as people are able to start traveling more!
Mary Hone says
This is fantastic!!! Good for you. and it looks wonderful. I’m sure sales will be great!!
Thank you, Mary!
Your shop is so adorable! If I lived closer, I’d be there in a heartbeat! You have so many beautiful things!
Thank you so much!