i was so lucky to have so many sweet friends helping me out. First of all my sweet friend Kirsten who took all these gorgeous pictures & helped me with the register all day long. and the preparation. and the mental "you can do this girl" peptalk now and then. Thanks sweetie! and since she was so busy at that register (ka-ching), there are no pictures of how freaking busy it was. but believe me. it was amazing to see so many people visiting my shop. like. chaw drop.
all was prepared for the storm. stamps & ink. some of it :)
oh. those little Izink bottles. from each color only 5 fitted in the little cabinet. i had 6 of each. well. it was a shame i had to take one of each color home. horrible. but i did it.
oh. and yarn. goodness. my sweet friend Haggith gave me that volkswagen sign. i could have sold it over 3 times on the opening day. nope. it's mine. ALL MINE <3.
storefront! the best part? writing on those windows. still haven't found a pen that stays put during the rain. so i wrote outside. traced it over from the inside & whiped out the outside again. ohh the things you'll do to get it your way :)
Marsha helping out with the decoration. yes. on THE morning we were still busy with the decorations :)
trying to get some of my cute cards on the gorgeous sticks Haggith made me!
a little bit of my vintage collection thea cups. a gorgeous theapot i got from my sweet friend Tanja, who tagged the damn thing all along during her vacation. how's that for friends huh?! and already some cute gifts on my R-table. i LOVE that table.
the quiet before the storm. only 30 more minutes before THE opening and we had lunch. not sure what i said there what shocked Haggith so much :)
i was just not completely sure what would happen with that bottle. and since i have this thing for stupid actions....
still all fun and games here! be prepared for the next picture. you'll pee your pant AND spit your coffee on your computer / tablet / telephone screen. PROMISE.
and while you whipe of your spit coffee of your screen, let met tell you a bit about this picture. which is hilarious don't you think? bwahahaha. i still have to laugh so hard when i look at this picture. and i'm not afraid to post it. it just looks like i'm being attacked by a giant group of tigers right? the fun part? when i "plopped" the champagne, it wasn't even a big bang, it was just a "plop" and the cork just plopped off. no big bang. no craziness. so my reaction is even more hilarious if you know that! still not afraid to tell you.
and THAT HAND. look at THE hand. bwahahaha. okay. stop it already.
well. LET'S DRINK A LOT OF THIS NOW. thank you.
best idea ever. a balloon artist. look at Dani's face. he's up to something!
Dani & Ruben. instant friends.
and this balloon artist "wilfred" was amazing. not just your cat & dog, but he even managed to make gorgeous Minion's. proof later on. just keep scrolling :)
Danny from "De Ridderhof" made the best bites ever. they were soooo delicious! and gone before i knew it.
Haggith's daughter & her friends made these amazing little cupcakes. they tasted so yummy. YES. i ate them. i will not anymore, too much sugar for me, but just a little treat. thanks so much Do (& Friends!).
we thought Johnny Depp came in. no such luck.
Marsha and her drinking habbits :)
there are a few shots of the very very first visitors. before Kirsten had to run off to the register and to stay there for hours. working non stop.
us awkward at pictures? never!
Dexter, such a sweet son of my sweet friends Patrick & Suzanne. such a lovely picture!
the old gang. Susan, Rev, Suzanne. the 3 of us 'survived' 'high school'. and we are still friends. i think that's rad. 2 of them are 40.
tired at the end of the day no?
i told you so!! THE MINION. he knows his balloon art.
stole this one from sweet friend Mandy. dude!! he was so happy with this balloon stuff.
quiet before the storm :). can i say i love my shop? i'm in love with the colors. the happiness. the i-feel-so-good feeling i get when i walk in there.
maybe i will get some more pictures of the crowds here and there. but now you have a little impression of what a fun day it was!
and ofcourse you can visit me and see for yourself!
opening hours: thursday & friday from 10-1700, Saturdays from 12-1600. the other days i'm busy working for my other 2 companies. it's a bit crazy. i know.
on the agenda today: blood tests for Sanne. who freaked the shit out of me by fainting twice last week (wednesda & thursday) while on thursday conveniently having a bloody nose. yes. and since everything seems to be okay, i want to make sure nothing is wrong with my litle lady. so blood tests it is.
hopefully i can get some work done after that. like a gazzillion emails. sounds familiar?
life is good. I HAVE MY OWN SHOP.