Thursday, July 9, 2009

Expansion...already...???

Do you remember this lil' shop across the street from our shop...Broomin Sisters, well the owner Cheryl and Lorie and myself have concocted a solution to our dwindling space and her need for more display areas for her yarn product and floral designs...share the space...

How novel you say and with Lorie's decision to move to Palo...soon...it would fill the gap in the hours we are both able to work at the shop. Everyone in this little community is trying their derndest to get this town back to where it was before the flood and with neighbor helping neighbor the task of rebuilding has begun.

A totally different side of the creative energies, as Lorie and I fill Broomin Sisters with a kaleidoscope of interior decor...the possibilities are endless...and the expansion will help me pull the candle/soap business into full force as more room is allotted for candle display.

A thriving candle biz in a growing community near a huge, ever-expanding city like Cedar Rapids, is the catalyst for pulling in local and repeat customers at all times of the year...a steady clientele.

Cheryl's wonderful floral designs and 'Gerty' knitted fashions will expand into the line she always dreamed of for her shop.

...her personal style and our insatiable appetite for trash...I mean neat stuff...er antiques...will pull another dimension into this delightful little shop and Cheryl will have more freedom to design.

Check out Cheryl's web site and read the story of how Broomin' was created and how Lorie and I will fit right into the profile...

Broomin...a feeling, an experience...
Sisters...well, you know the meaning...

14 comments:

Abe Lincoln said...

A seriously nice dwelling almost of another era, inside and out.

Lori R. said...

Oh my,,,, new (but old) space to fill!!! I can see the wheels turning from here. I can see the excitment on your face. Where are you putting that cot for over nighters?

Roses and Lilacs said...

You have a very scenic little town. I love visiting places like that with unique little shops and one of a kind stuff. There's a hand made soap shop in Oregon, IL and you wouldn't believe the business she does. You have to stand in line to check out.
Marnie

Tilda said...

i am so pleased the town is using their old buildings and making shops and such of them. so many times these old relic buildings are torn down to 'put up a parking lot' as the song goes. i believe old dwellings sob tears when they are demolished. i only see beauty in these old pieces of the past. AND they make the COOOLEST of shops. LOVE the green mantle surround!!
in fondest. Tilda

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Good to see you all are expanding. What a neat looking place. I'm sure it will be over the top gorgeous with all your cool antiques (I really like the idea of junk myself)!!

Constance said...

ooooh you've got me wanting to go!!! I love the shops and the old buildings.I wish the towns here in Easten NC would take a lesson. I'm so glad you are saving those beautiful old buildings.

summersundays-jw said...

Your little shop was so cute but certainly understand why this will work better for all of you. That's what we love about Leola's -- There's always someone to work so you have time to do everything else. Good luck! Jan

Martha said...

Sounds wonderful - good luck with everything! :-)

sassytrash said...

Best of luck in your new venture--looks fabulous!!

willow said...

Hey, your ghost story gave me the shivers!!!! Good to know I'm not alone. :P

trash talk said...

This is so exciting...to see a dream take wing and get to witness it. How cool! Y'all are creating a destination and a rebirth of a town all at the same time. I love women and their "Never Say Die" attitude!
I am so jealous...I just read TOT's latest post and her upcoming trip to White!
Debbie

Golden West said...

This looks like a great plan for all involved - wishing you all much continued success!

High Desert Diva said...

AWESOME!

Vintage Sue said...

Damn, grrrl! Go for it—live the dream! XOX