We had a fun-filled weekend at our grand opening of Loot! Nancy and I had been putting in long hours trying to finish projects and getting the shop ready for opening. We could not believe it was finally time! Here we are in front of Loot before the opening party on Friday. Nancy had these cute, matching, black & white ticking stripe aprons. They came in handy for holding our calculators, receipt books and cash.
We had a wonderful time at the party and had a great turnout.
We had food, music and fun!
My awesome neighbors came and brought these sunflowers that they grew themselves. Aren't the colors amazing!?
Now, I want to give you a tour of our little flea market boutique. As you can see, it is a small quonset hut and has so much character. We had tons of people stop in for our opening weekend just to check out the inside of the hut!
Here is Teddy, Nancy's standard poodle to welcome us at the door.
We set up the front room as our showroom and it became our "dining room". We put the farm table, buffets, chairs and chandelier in and then accessorized.
The back room was our work/storage space until a few days before our opening. This is what it looked like before.
We turned it into this in a couple of days! I hung two drop cloths over the framed wall and Mr. Rubbish draped lights across the ceiling. Then, we moved in the furniture and lamps and that became our "bedroom" area.
We still had the far end of the hut to deal with, but Nancy worked her magic again! This is what the back of the shop looked like before.
This area became our "kitchen". Nancy is even selling her old fashioned oven at Loot. Isn't her vintage oven cool?
The landlord stopped by and brought us baskets full of freshly cut lavender from her garden. I love lavender and it filled the shop with its captivating scent. We bundled them with twine and put them out for sale. Who can resist fresh bundles of lavender?
Let's step out to the garden!
We were fortunate to have a very talented gardener, Jackie, come all the way from her nursery in Gilroy and sell her plants in the back of the shop. She helped us set up our garden area and her "pop-up garden", as she calls it, made the space absolutely gorgeous!
Nancy's daughter, Janiece, was so much help getting everything set up for our sale. We had a lot of fun and on Saturday Janiece barbecued hot dogs and sausages for us and our customers. Isn't she the most glamorous barbecuer you have ever seen?
On Sunday, we had two talented sisters, Colleen and Jackie, set up booths in the back. They brought stunning vintage items and jewelry and set up delightful vignettes.
I am now resting for a couple of days before I get back to work and start getting ready for next month!