When the New Year rolls around, one becomes reflective on the past year. This January, it seemed a little bit more meaningful to me. I believe it’s because my husband and myself celebrated our 50th birthday near the end of 2015. We both took an introspective look at ourselves which lead to some great discussion. In addition to that, I reflected back on the journey that Thrifty to Nifty Home Decor has taken. From thrifty decorating for my own personal space, I branched out and began selling my repurposed finds and creations to the public. You can read about how it came to be that I decided to share my “secret,” decorating with thrifty items , here.
Making that decision led me to an opportunity I probably never would have sought out without stepping out of my comfort zone. That opportunity was opening a small retail space within a gift store called, Treasures, in my hometown. Here, I first displayed my own personal home decor projects for sale and then expanded to selling found thrifty and up cycled home decor. To my surprise, Thrifty to Nifty has been successful. Now every time I return home for a visit, I love to check in and see what has been selling and if any empty spaces need replenishing. The anticipation is quite exciting.
Here you can see many snap shops of my space beginning with just a few items in a small space and then growing in inventory and actual square footage. Believe me, 2015, did not begin with a thought of selling my thrifty home decor to the public. But one gentle nudge led to one small step and a new door opening.
I encourage you in whatever area of your life you would like to see growth, take a small step beyond that comfort zone. You may be pleasantly surprised.
Sharon@BlueWillowHouse saysJanuary 24, 2016 at 12:15 pm
Hope your fiftieth year turns out to be your best ever and that your retail space in Tretasures continues to prosper. Thank you for joining us at Vintage Charm and I hope to see you back on Thursday.
thriftytonifty saysJanuary 28, 2016 at 6:33 pm
Sharon, such kind words. Thanks
Cathy, 1929 Charmer Cottage saysJanuary 23, 2016 at 9:30 am
Happy birthday, an eventful one! Stepping out is a good thing! Good luck with your booth! Thanks for stopping by!
thriftytonifty saysJanuary 28, 2016 at 6:32 pm
Thank you Cathy for the wishes.
Shirley Wood saysJanuary 20, 2016 at 7:40 am
Happy belated 50th birthday. Oh to be 50 again! You always share such beautiful and creative projects. I’m not at all surprised that your sales have been successful. Life just keeps getting better after 50 🙂
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thriftytonifty saysJanuary 22, 2016 at 10:40 am
I’m glad to hear. Thanks for all the kind word, Shirley!
Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai saysJanuary 19, 2016 at 10:05 pm
Mary, you stay so busy with all your fabulous finds turned to treasure. What a fantastic year it’s been for you. Happy 50th! Wishing even more success and happiness in 2016.
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thriftytonifty saysJanuary 20, 2016 at 6:18 am
It has been a fantastic year. Such surprises. Thanks always for your kind words, Lorelai
Alli saysJanuary 19, 2016 at 3:43 pm
Happy belated 50th! I remember my 50th! 🙂 You never know what you can accomplish until you step out. I wish you all the success in the world!
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thriftytonifty saysJanuary 19, 2016 at 8:22 pm
Thanks Alli for the kind words.