Friday, October 22, 2010

dream a little dream

image from here

i am dreaming of someday opening a store...literally i have had this fantasy ever since i was the 'wrapping paper girl' during the holidays at a local boutique in Virginia.. i have it all mapped out..the tunes i would be playing, the candle that would be burning, the dog bowl out front with water and jumby taking a nap beside it, the big front window displays..ohh and the goodies piled up high, that i would buy from a big trip to india.....not sure if you remember the movie 'you've got mail' but i was SO envious of Meg Ryans' little bookstore, that had the bell on the door, she was so cute practically skipping to her little home away from home..i have worked in so many boutiques and loved it! changing the open to close sign, used to make my day after a long days work ....(yes, i did used to work in a card shop in college but i mostly sold incense and hippy tapestries--ohh those were the days)

go support your local brick and mortar this weekend, they would appreciate it!

happy friday folks..

17 comments:

Heather said...

i always think how fun it would be to own a little store, myself. have a great weekend...xo

sarah, flourish design + style said...

I feel exactly the same! xo

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

my dream too, but you are surely a step closer with all your gorgeous products!! :)

rustic rooster interiors said...

I love little stores {wink wink}! The moment I saw your line of clothing & bedding & your photos I had a vision of what your adorable shop would look like. Vintage cabinets holding all your goodies... Huge white planked floors. Sorry to get carried away it's the designer in me. You have a fabulous eye... Your store would be perfect! Oh by the way I really would like to go to India with you. No joke. One day I would love to sit & talk with you. You should do it... Open a store!!! It's so much fun!!! :)

xoxo,
Alexandra

LAURA!!! said...

Oh yes, I can just see it. I too loved her shop in 'you've got mail'. Sounds like it would be a dream come true!

bluehydrangea said...

You make owning a store sound like such fun!! And the buying trip to India..fabulous!! go for it!!

Amanda Teal said...

Downtown Mill Valley here you come!?!

BollyInstyle said...

Catherine - you are definitely headed in that direction! You MUST make it happen. I would just make a visit to see what props you bring back from India:)

ticklishfromadistance said...

Lovely! And loved that movie and hated Fox Books.

Sarah York said...

Can i sign up for the buying trip to India too please? I love cute little shops, and have dreams of opening one someday too!

Happenstance said...

I can totally see you doing this and it doing so well! I loved Meg's shop in YGM. It still gives me the best feeling whenever I think of it. Reminds me of an old bookshop I used to go to with my parents when I was younger. Have a great weekend!

kathybailey said...

Awww...we had a bell on the door at Narcissus...still have it!!

Pergolina said...

we just celebrated our 20 year anniversary! so make that dream a reality! it is possible!

xo
pergolina (a little store that could)

rikshaw design said...

Kathy...i totally thought of that bell too! those were such fun days in cary town!

pergolina--need to check out your pretty shop next time in dwn south..

someday....

Julie Holloway said...

Oh, I love it. One of my dreams, too! I hope yours comes true. Have a lovely weekend.

Anonymous said...

If you open a store, I will send you a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils... ;) pastel colors of course.


xo Kit

Sarah said...

you're store would be PER.FEC.TION...

let me know when you want to open a sister store on the east coast... i'm your gal :)

(love love LOVE the new blog)
xoxo