Friday, May 21, 2010

Humble Beginnings (I'm Outta Here)

Do any of you remember this little gem of a cabin? It was where we first opened
Viva la Cabin on Townline road.
It was originally a german schoolhouse, but went on to serve as art galleries,
artist's studios and finally into a summer home.
Remember Valerie? She was my first employee and I could really crack the whip.
Boy, do we have a couple of stories that would knock your socks off... actually, I'm going to write
about the four foot long pine snake soon, because it is a gem of a story and has bonded Valerie and I for life.
When we had the little cabin we painted all the trim in a great red color and put in gardens on the back side with a little stone patio. It was just lovely.... but no one came to see us.
Location, location, location! Fourteen years later we are in a prime spot surrounded by other worthy retailers, but
boy do I miss that cabin. All I have to do is open a box of Gianna Rose soaps and I'm transported right back in time.
I do want to show you these darling magnets that came in. We have several different styles.

These soaps as well. They pack a 16.00 price tag, but the wrapping, smell and the glass charm
do make a great gift.
We are open every day now, and next week the Heart's Desire clothing will be here!
We've all been waiting and it may turn into a party/shoving match to see who gets what first!


Blogger Valerie said...

Man, those were the days! Things were so slow some days the trout suckers were the big sale of the day! And do you remember how the boys did their part to keep deer out of the garden?! They'd die if we reminded them!! Ooo, and Elquist's sandwiches? And the bat behind the picture? I'm actually laughing out loud!!! I don't remember you cracking any whips, however!!

June 2, 2010 at 4:35 PM  

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