Does time sneak by and you realize after the fact you missed an important date? Well, it did for me this month. I missed a big personal milestone involving Thrifty to Nifty. It was a year ago, June 6, 2015, that I decided to take my hush, hush private hobby and share it with the public in a tangible way. From beyond the photos and written blog posts, I ventured out and opened a small retail space in my hometown. Happy Anniversary, Thrifty To Nifty.
Returning to my hometown repeatedly meant an adventure to see what new or different shops have sprung up in the area. I found myself returning to a quaint shop call Treasures over and over again. This store is one of those places when you walk in the door all your senses come to life. My first reaction when I encountered Treasures, was the smell. Oh my! From the essential oils to all the yummy candles made me instantaneously take a deep relaxing breath. Following that experience, my ears and eyes opened wide. This establishment hosts a variety of vendors with all sorts of gifted skills. One must make a a few passes around the store just to make sure nothing is missed. If you would like to see all the wonderful items available, take a look at the photos on Treasures Facebook page. It will give you an idea of what I am talking about. After many frequent visits, I felt a nudge to share my thrifty creations in a retail space. Believe me! It took quite a bit of courage to inquire about renting space and pitching my “craft” as a good addition to the store. Deep down, I really thought,” Who would buy my stuff?”.
Well, it all worked. Happy Anniversary! I have been there for a year with a successful little booth and guess what! People are are buying my stuff! Crazy! I am really grateful to my friends whom have encouraged me to “come out of hiding” and share my secret with everyone else and to Treasures for allowing me to join their family. I have had such fun with it. Now, on to the next year!