Friday, February 6, 2009

There is about to be a marriage @ Hampton House

The past two years my business life has been about school and preparing the shoppe
for what is to come after school in December of 2009. Today I realized that we
are down to 10 months.

Today Wes and I were preparing for a rummage sale at the shoppe. Truly we have
been preparing for it for close to a year now, but we are officially at the
place where it has to happen. No ifs, ands or buts about it. If it is in my back
room and it isn't a fossil, vacuum cleaner, or can be considered a jewelry item
then it must leave my shoppe to never ever return.

As we were preparing the back area today, I begin to feel like a bride. Excited,
giddy, overwhelmed, not knowing what all to expect in the future, and knowing
in my heart this is the right thing.

Tonight, maybe tomorrow, surely by the end of the weekend, I will start
purchasing major equipment for my jewelry store. Just typing that, I stuttered.
I am saying "I do" to the business, and leaving the engagement part of dreaming
the initial dream behind. I will go across the threshold of the shoppe in the
next day or two knowing that the engagement is over and the honeymoon has started.


Cherry's Creations said...

Very encouraging! Even though I'm not in school or planning to be a full fledged jeweler, I feel much the same way just getting my own work room set up here at the house. My youngest will go to fall full time in the fall, I will miss her but can't wait to see what God has in store for my business either.

Gina - RoseThistleArtworks said...

Congratulations! Is that a porcelain horse and carriage? That is so beautiful. God bless you and your new store baby. :) I'm sure it will be very successful and you will touch many lives with the beauty of your compassionate soul as well as the beauty of your jeweled creations.