Thursday, August 28, 2008

Falling into Place

It's time for inventory to start rolling in and I have to say I'm excited. I love everything about Autumn--the change in temperature aides my mood considerably! But the other changes are welcome, as well. I love pumpkins, gourds and cornstalks; falling leaves and bare branches; the colors, especially the shades of brown.

New items have already been added to our inventory and are quickly finding homes. I'm so pleased to be Clarksville's exclusively retailer for the wonderful line of home decor from Mary Carol Garrity. Her incredible design skill is evident in every piece she offers in her line.

We'll also be adding Halloween decor to the floor today. We've got some fun stuff this year. Not the least of witch (punny) is the line of holographic photographs you need to see to appreciate. There are new offerings from Nicole Sayre's creative mind and more.

Patty and I spent the day getting things priced, decorating the window on our Legion-Street-soon-to-be-Strawberry-Alley and adding a mix of Halloween and Fall merchandise to the sales floor. Guess what we didn't finish?

I hate leaving the shop this way. It's a wreck, but I had to get home and take the kids to their open house. Then I ran to The Front Page Deli to meet Dianne and Kendall for a drink and dinner. Then back to the house to help the youngest with a few math problems, then some quick straightening before Darren comes home tomorrow.Tomorrow, I hope to finish adding the new merchandise to the floor--in between meeting with the new bookkeeper, a sales rep and (God willing) customers! Then it's time for the Grand Re-Opening of Legion Street/Strawberry Alley. Festivities begin at 6 PM. There will be a band, outdoor dining, Hodgepodge will host two artists demonstrating their talents and there will be face painting for the kids.
Now--to bed.
Thanks for reading.

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