Saturday, December 31, 2016

Thank your for a beautiful and fabulous 2016


Oh my gosh you guys! What a year! We are beyond grateful and fortunate for all your support this year and the past 19 as well. So many of you are like family to us as you have shopped with us from day one and yet all of you, new and old, are part of our story. Which is the most humbling part. As we embark upon 2017, and our 20th anniversary year, we want to take a moment to reflect on this past year and share it all with you. 

In January, after only recently learning who Chip and Joanna were, we took a risk like we never had before and purchased the Magnolia Home Furniture line sight unseen.  Fixer Upper was so hot and we had the look already and people kept coming in and saying, "Your store looks like that Magnolia Market" or "They used that shelf on Fixer Upper last night". Honestly, Vic nor I had even seen one Fixer Upper episode until about March. We knew who they were but we were obviously oblivious to the magnitude of their awesomeness. When we finally did watch it we found ourselves overly excited and pointing at the screen over and over proclaiming,   "We carry that", "we carry that", "we know where she got that", "so and so vendor sells that", we finally got what the hype was all about.

Feeling feisty about our new big risk, we went off to our first trade show, of the year. With fire in our bellies, we took even more risks by changing our buying patterns of the past, including Christmas.

We are getting a wee bit daring and changing things up a bit for holiday 2016. But don't fret my little woodland friend, only a bit.

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In February we announced the coming of Magnolia to Purple Rose Home and you all could not have been more excited and supportive. We also welcomed some new items and looks into the shop and we got a new sign!

BIG DAY over here. New sign!!! What do you think?

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March was big cause, well, I met Joanna Freakin Gaines in the Dallas Airport on a layover to California. My gate was moved, I had my 3 year old in tow, and we needed to get food asap before our next flight left in 45 mins. Frantically pulling my son through the crowds, this familiar face is in my sites and I'm like "It's Joanna Gaines!" In my head of course. We were like 2 ships passing in the night. She was cool when I said hi. It was all so crazy and wild. No picture though. I was frozen and caught way of guard.



In April Vic and I decide we should probably go to the High Point Market and see the Magnolia Furniture in person. We still hadn't received our first shipment and Joanna would be introducing her rug and pillow line by Loloi. We booked a trip 2 weeks before and went for all of 48 hours and missed Chip and Jo by a day. But it was totally worth the trip.



May is our Anniversary month and we celebrated 19 years. We hit up Brimfield for some fabulous vintage finds, received our first shipment of furniture from the Magnolia line and hosted our annual tent sale.

The loot. #brimfield2016

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We are ready!! #tentsale #somuchfun

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In June we went to the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck and met Matthew Mead. Then we took a short detour to Hudson, NY where we found those awesome windows that are hanging behind our cash register.  We also did our first Facebook Live post inside the shop with some of our favorite accessories and faux ferns and you all loved it so much.

Hanging out with @matthewmeadstyle at the #clfair. It's a beautiful day.

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And now you see this when you walk in our front door!!!

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In July, Vic decorated, which is not something she does all the time 😉 and we did another Facebook Live with Magnolia Accessories. Our Christmas decor shipments started to trickle in and we began to plan for fall and the upcoming holiday season. We also started getting a lot of beautiful shares from you guys on our products in your homes. We love when you share them, so you can send them direct or tag us on the socials.

Vic redecorated!!

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In August we were nominated for the Top 25 shops out of 500 entries by Meg Caswell and New York Now. I got to have a private breakfast with Meg and the other finalists and it was a super fun opportunity.

We didn't win, but it sure was fun. Thanks you @megcaswellstyle for a great and interactive presentation.

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September was super fun cause we did a booth at The Vintage Bazaar and that was where we met so many of you.  It was two days of a whirl wind of vintage and repro vintage wonders and it was probably one of the most amazing experiences as a retailer that we've done. I think we will do it again.

And we are off!! @thevintagebazaar day 1. Lots of #magnolia goodies.

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Last day for @thevintagebazaar still lots of goodies left. 10-5. And today is reggae fest.

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In October I went off to High Point on my own to see the new intro's for Magnolia's spring
collection and I risked my life taking pictures in the showroom where the rules said "no photo's aloud". That was fun and I am beyond excited for these new intros for the New Year. I also found Brayden and Brooks which so many of you fell for their Family Signs and Difficult Roads sign.

Good morning! I'm caught up on sleep and ready for day 2 of operation #magnolia. This shot was taken outside the showroom looking in at this fabulous bed. On the other side of this wall is another bed that I will risk my life to get a photo of today because it's probably the most beautiful thing I've ever seen and will most likely be coming home to my house as soon as it's available. Stay tuned.

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November brought decorating for Christmas and our annual ladies night. So many of you came out to support us that night. Small business Saturday was our best yet, and the fact the you're supporting small businesses makes me so proud and happy to be part of one. Again we are truly grateful!

So this is happening all over the shop. I'm loving the simplicity of this.

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You can say there is, but there ain't. #homefortheholidays.

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And December continued to be magical with all the holiday hustle and bustle and all your beautiful and happy faces coming to visit us.

It truly is a #winterwonderland in here.

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We have big plans for 2017. I already mentioned that it's our 20th Anniversary and I have a little something up my sleeve for that in May. We are opening the doors to working and collaborating with other vintage vendors and store owners. Can't wait to share that with you.

We will be curating our website more, by bringing in more great vintage style decor and gifts. Stay tuned for new intros.

We are looking forward to building our Purple Rose Home community even more in the coming year. Thank you again and again from the bottom of our hearts for your love and support of Purple Rose Home.

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