Monday, January 9, 2012

302 West VineStreet.....

At dinner the other night, Wanda and I took a walk down memory lane, back to 302 West Vine Street. It was in December 2010, a year ago that we closed our store.  It was a long and hard decision after being in business for 3 years, and as much as we loved it, it was time to move on, we were ready to do other things.   It was sad to say goodbye to our amazing dealers and our wonderful customers but we went out with a fabulous, blowout, Christmas party and everyone had a blast!
So, here's a look back at the store and some of our favorite things we had for sale!
( some of these photos were taken before we ever thought about posting them so not the best)

One of our dealers made all these lamps from architectural pieces

Our favorite "junk" lady

These was the most adorable pair of childrens's skis

These fabulous pumpkins were brought in by our "floral"guy

This old shoe shine chair was bought and used in the movie Billy Graham that was filmed in Nashville

We sold this old tub with cotton for $75.00 which we thought was amazing, considering it was all almost free

The next 3 photos are of Jane's space, Rustic and Roses who now has her own fabulous shop in Nolensville

We had a guy that did fantastic floral designs and had the most amazing accessories
(if you saw my mantle last year, he did the amazing Santa in the stocking with the pheasent feathers)

We got this door at the Flea for $20.00

We got these trunks at Watertown for $15.00 each and they were perfect inside

"Mr. Pumpkin Head" came from the Good Will

I got these chairs at a yard sale for $2.00 each

This is a photo of one of our spring windows

Our store was a mixture of antiques,  garden and home decor.
Hope you enjoyed your look back at some of the most fun and hardest work we have ever had and done!

Till next time......

Will be parting at:


Desire Empire said...

Sorry to hear that your store closed. That must have really hurt.

It looked lovely. Retail is such a tough gig these days.

Love your blog.
Carolyn xx

Sarah Kate said...

I wish I had been able to come to your store before you closed it! It looks beautiful from these pictures!!!

I went with a friend to some antique shops this weekend. I ended up finding a coffee table at a store called Peacock Lane. It's really simple and cute. I just need to paint it! :o)

BTW - Congrats to Kate on how well she's doing in her shows! That's amazing!!!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Your store looked beautiful! I am so sorry it closed! BTW....I wanted to invite you to stop by my blog. We are having an "impossibility" challenge for 2012!

Olive Cooper said...

Rebecca, what beautiful and inspiring items. I was just taking photos of cotton today. Love all the pumpkins. I realize just how much work keeping a store must be. I hope you are content with your situation now. hugs♥O

outjunking said...

O.k. I'm drooling! It looks like my kinda place. Sorry I never made it there. But when one door closes another one opens, right!
Hope you have a wonderful week,

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Isn't it great that you can look back with fond memories?!

Congratulations on the feature at Knick of Time!

Jen said...

I wish I could have seen it--we have similar taste. I love looking at the pictures--i can see how hard you work and how much you loved it. I almost closed my store after 1 year...not an easy business. Thanks for sharing--you've given me some ideas!

Robin and Pam said...

Hi Rebecca, just popping over to say hello! I actually looked at all you store pics this morning. Looks like it was a wonderful store !

Robin and Pam said...

Hi Rebecca, just popping over to say hello! I actually looked at all you store pics this morning. Looks like it was a wonderful store !

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Thanks for visiting and entering our giveaway. Your store had so many amazing items. It looks like a place I would have loved to frequent.

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

That looked like a fantastic place to many wonderful and very beautiful things. I guess we all go through different seasons in our life and there will be new challenges and surprises waiting for you I am sure! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and following. I am going to follow you as well! Can't wait to see what else you will be up to! Kristine

Kay Ellen said...

Oh my goodness~~We have a lot of treasures alike don't we?
Junkin heaven! ha-ha

I still work in the design field to..but the vintage shopping and hunting for furnishings for customers is so much fun!!

I hope we both sell alot 2012!!

Kay Ellen

loveandlilac said...

Thats just the sort of store I seek out when I'm Stateside. I would have loved to have shopped there! Great window display and lots of tempting things to buy.

I'm always so impressed by the creative energy US sellers put into displaying their merchandise - it really inspires me with my own efforts here in the UK.

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Rebecca,
What beautiful memories!
Great photos too...
Have a great week!
All the Best,

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Rebecca,

I have entered you in my giveaway!!
I thought the market bag would perfect shopping fleas too when the new season is upon us our outdoor flea/antique markets start in May!!
All the Best,

Barbara Jean said...

Love your displays!!

thanks for the look around.

barabara jean

Pam said...

Wow! Sorry to hear the store closed, but it sure was filled with some cool stuff. That tub full of cotton was amazing. I probably would have paid $75.00 for it!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great look back. I love the photo with the old tub, and the one with the door. You put together some beautiful vignettes.

michele said...

loving especially the madonna!


come visit anytime.


Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Oh how I wish I could have been there for your going out of business sale! I want a mixture of things just like ya'll had. I have already made a couple of sales even tho I'm not "officially" open yet. It is so exciting! Bobby from Paint or Dig is suppose to come down for my grand opening, and I'm excited about that too. Wish you could come??? I'm cooking........
Anyhoo, I'm going to check out your kitchen post below one more time. I'm seriously, SERIOUSLY considering doing all white cabinets in my kitchen when we get the wood floor down. Actually I want to do it before, but hubby keeps saying wait and get the floor down and look at it????? UGH

Vicki said...

Retail is so darn hard. Your store was beautiful though and I enjoyed the pics so much!

andrea said...

Very beautiful! How sad that the business couldn't keep going! It looks like a great inspiration to you and everyone who came through. andrea@townandprairie

Ivy and Elephants said...

I am so pleased to meet you! Thanks for linking to our party. Your blog is lovely and we are now following you! Wish I could have gone to you store, it was wonderful!
Hope to see you next week!