11 December 2013

The times they are a changin' here at FYN!

Well, it's almost the start of a new year and we have some REALLY EXCITING news to share with you all...we were going to wait until the first of the year, but we are just busting with this news and since none of us are very good at keeping secrets decided to just go ahead and tell you all now!
As many of you know, my girls (really young women now, but they will always be my "girls") have worked at the shoppe since the day we opened over 12 years ago.  They are growing their own families now and starting their careers in teaching and nursing (couldn't be prouder of them!) and so we have come to a point in all our lives where some decisions have to be made about the future of Feather Your Nest.
Our problem (although it's not really a problem at all but a blessing) is that business is good, we have a great following of loyal customers, we LOVE creating things for the shoppe, but we are finding less and less time to search out vintage items to repurpose and paint, less time to create, less time to spend together as a family and never enough time for me in my new role as a grandma.  Being open regular hours each day/week keeps us tied to the shoppe when we are being tugged in so many other directions too. So over the last few months we have been pondering and discussing and tossing ideas around..and we have decided to turn our shoppe into an occasional shoppe! 
So what does that mean exactly?! Well, starting in February, we will offer once a month Sale Events on the first Thursday evening 6-9 pm,  Friday & Saturday 10-6:00 of each month, as well as occasional "Pop Up" shows at other times (like during our village events, holiday time, etc) We will spend the rest of the month finding those vintage treasures, repurposing, sewing, painting and creating handmade goods.  We will restage the ENTIRE shoppe with new items to give you a fresh look and a fabulous shopping event each month!  We will also be including a collection of invited artisans to join us each month. We are really excited about this new venture and think you all will really enjoy it too.  I mean, who doesn't love going to a good FYN party once a month!  
We will still carry new, as well as vintage items, home decor and fashion, candles, repurposed and reloved furniture, designer fabrics, and our Miss Mustard Seed and American Paint Company lines of paints at each event...all the things that you guys have come to expect and love from FYN - that part won't change. We will also still offer sewing and painting classes in our studio, and we will have set studio hours one or two days a week for purchasing paint and fabric outside of our scheduled monthly Sale Events and Pop Up shows.         
To get ready for this, we are going to have a MASSIVE clearance sale, and I mean HUGE!  We have two storage areas packed to the gills with display items and seasonal items and just "stuff" that we have collected over the past 12 years in case we "needed it" or was stored away and just forgotten about.  Our fabrics will ALL be 40% off too as we will be focusing  on a more curated selection of fabric designers. The sale will start this Saturday, December 14 in our backroom studio with tables loaded up with all this "stuff" at 50-90% off retail!  There will be great things in there for gifting, display pieces for those of you that have booths in antique malls or do home shows, cheap props for photographers,  and more...just a huge collection of stuff we have accumulated over the past 12 years...it ALL  needs to go so we can start this new venture with a clean slate. 
So make sure that you get on our email list, like our Facebook page, and follow our blog so you can keep abreast of the dates and sneak peeks for our monthly Sale Events and Pop Up shows. Stop in often over the next month to get in on the deals and steals as we will be adding new items to the sale area each day. Our hours will remain Wed-Fri 10-5, Thursday 10-8 and Saturday 10-5 through January 25th (unless we sell it all before then!)  We will then close to get ready for our first monthly Sale Event and reopen the first weekend in February!  We can't wait!!! 

1 comment:

pattyd123 said...

I will be there Sat!!
Understand your new business "problems" completely. Best wishes and I am sure success will flollow you!