Friday, July 30, 2010

Good Day Designs Goes Retail!

Read to the end for the last Christmas in July
giveaway winner announcement.

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This morning I took an exciting drive about 30 minutes
east of Greensboro to deliver my first load of
Good Day Designs to Hollyhocks - the sweet little
store I've been telling you about...and the reason
for my crazy house-turned-sweatshop week of production!

This was my first time seeing the store in person.
It's located on a historic downtown main street in
Mebane, NC. The town is going through a revitalization -
thanks in large part to a Tanger Outlet being opening
this November just off the interstate! Should encourage
lots of traffic to these adorable small businesses!

The inside of the store is painted white, both the walls
and the great, original punched tin ceiling. They'll
be carrying handmade jewelry, candles, photography prints
of local scenery, seasonal gifts and accessories, pottery
and much more. Something for everyone.

Hollyhocks is scheduled to open August 9, and I've
already got a team of undercover shoppers ready to
unassumingly case the joint and tell me how things look...
and buy up lots of Good Day goodies of course -
although that's not a requirement to be on my spy team.

This is a big step for me. So far I've sold on Etsy,
at local craft fairs and to friends and family.
But this feels so official, so professional.
So exciting to see my items in an actual store -
on shelves - for folks to just snatch up!

I've also got another store just west of here wanting
to take a look at my small little line of stationery.
It's all so exciting.

I'll be posting photos of Hollyhocks and my stuff
"in action" once the store has opened. I sure hope
those of you who are local will make the short trip
over to Mebane to check us out. I appreciate your
support and business and friendship!

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Our final giveaway from last week's Christmas in July
feature is thanks to Mommy Holly and her cute shop.
(Incidentally, I've got to say she's one of my all time
favorite shops. Tons of my products feature her goodies!)

Our winner is Stephanie from How Sweet It Is.
Stephanie, I've sent you an email (thanks for having
one posted on your blog!) so be looking for that.
Stephanie's #1 comment was:

A special thanks again to all the ladies who offered
up such wonderful goodies for our giveaways!

Reminder that all winners need to contact me by
this Sunday otherwise I'll be picking new winners.

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