Online store coming soon!

Several of you have emailed asking if my online store is up yet...   Well, it's been a loooong process (with my endless editing & changes- i might be the WORST client ever!!) but it's almost up & running!!  The online store itself has been created and here's a little sneak peek of the sign that's hanging up:

{created by super-talented Emily Thompson of emmarie web design ... adapted from the blog logo created for us by Jessica Nell Graves of Front Porch Studio whose work I also love}

I'm busy loading photos & descriptions of products & have decided on trying to use the same background for most of the products for now....

{Vintage canvas fruit picker and simple white background}

...and then -where possible- adding them into little vignettes for additional photos & ideas for what could be done with them:


{Fruit picker used to hold cleaning supplies & get them from room to room}

...Again, here's an antique pot:


...And in the pic below I filled it with chrysanthemums and added in some other items:


Here's a rustic hand-carved wooden tray:


And in the pic below I used it as a tray on the nightstand to corral books, jewelry & random things:


Anyway, all that's left to do is "set up shipping & taxes" and get the site online (no idea what this all entails but Emily's on it, so I'll keep you posted!!

The shopping categories I've decided on are:

UNCOMMON FINDS      RUGS      LL FURNISHINGS     LL TEXTILES

Under "uncommon finds" you can expect to see similar items to the accessories used in the pic below of our living room:

{photo by Helen Norman}

...And the rug in our living room is one of the group of rugs we purchased to sell...  although it's now living with us.  (I told you I have a problem.)  People have asked me for prices on these wool rugs and they'll be priced from $3,400- $4,400.  They're handmade sun-washed reproduction rugs made to look like antiques and I've been told that I've priced them low for what they are.  Items in the store will run the gamut from $15-$20 all the way into the thousands with average accessory products in the $50- $150 range. 

There's nothing selling in the store that I wouldn't have in my own home or a client's home and I've chosen things that have caught my eye for one reason or another.  I typically go with my gut.  I'm not sure how quickly or slowly things will sell and have no idea what it will be like but am ready to give it a shot.  I'm putting everything that I currently have to sell in the store so if it sells out, I'll have to refill it with new things, and if nothing sells, I'll obviously wait :)     

I'm also in the process of working on a line of upholstered furniture and textiles and it will be a few more months before they're available.  Locally, they'll be available to sit on, lay on, etc. in the new Design Center my friend Elise is opening.  She's in the midst of negotiations for a space so I'll let you know the exact location as soon as we're sure.  The soonest would be February but we need to keep our fingers crossed for that.

Anyway, have a great weekend & stay warm!!!  This afternoon I'm off to help my cousin pick out a wedding dress!!! 

xoxo, Lauren

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27 comments:

LindsB said...

So exciting!! I cant wait to see all the fun things you are going to offer!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

very exciting. can't wait to check it out

Willow Decor said...

Congratulations on your new venture!! I am so excited for you!! I am sure it will be a fantastic success. I am excited to see all your treasures!! You know I will be rooting for you!!
xx-Gina

Lovin That! said...

I'm so excited!! Good for you! Can't wait to visit your shop and make some purchases :-)

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Very exciting- can't wait until it opens and congrats!! The pictures of your living room is fantastic btw:) xo

Danielle@Fresh Quince said...

I seriously can't wait Lauren!!!! I am sure it is going to be absolutely awesome and yes your rugs are priced appropriately for sure...there is a rug dealer in Ashburn that I frequent and his antique rugs are around $15000-$25,000, needless to say I can't afford any, but they are stunning. Also, gorgeous photo of you and your little man!! xx Danielle

Rebecca @ gibbgabb said...

Yay! So exciting! I can't wait to check it all out! I really enjoy your taste, so I'm sure I'll just be drooling over your store!

Acquired Objects said...

Congratulations Lauren I just know you'll do well. Very exciting and can't wait to see all your new/old goodies!

Abby said...

Congratulations on the store! I'm so excited to see it go live. I'm sure you've thought of this, but you might want to offer gift cards/certificates for the store too. Given the season, I bet you would even get some interest in purchasing those as Christmas gifts before the site goes live. I'm sure I'm not the only one who is already positive that I'll covet more than one item in your shop!!

Alicia B. Designs said...

AAAAA Lauren, that's amazing!!!! I can't wait to see the whole thing!

xoxo
Alicia

LiveLikeYou said...

I know something about looooong process. I've been working on my online site for a year, always thinking it will be ready. It's finally launching in January. Phew. I'm almost afraid to write abut it because we always run in to some snag. It's a very unusual design and furnishings site. I know yours will be stunning with your great discerning eye!

Marianne - Style For Living said...

Can't wait to see your online store!

emmarie Designs said...

You are HARDLY the worst client ever. :-D It has been a fun build! You really have been great to work with and I can't wait to get to later goodies with you!

Leah Moss said...

Lauren, I'm already so SO excited! Although I think it may be as dangerous for all of us as it is for you :)

Your store banner looks terrific, and Emmarie's info is a huge help b/c I've had several people ask for recommendation for fabulous web designers in the past week.

PS- all of Helen Norman's photos that you've given us a peek of are really fabulous. Totally worth the investment!

Jenny Castle Design said...

All sounds amazing and exciting Lauren - can't wait to shop in your online store :)

La Dolfina said...

May I purchase the vintage canvas fruit picker carryall... please!!!

Ruthie's Renewed Treasures said...

Blessings on you as you complete this task and become live!!!

Ruthie

Laura Casey Interiors said...

I think that showing how each item can be used is such a great idea! So exciting!!

eddieross said...

I love the vintage fruit basket! It is beautiful and unique!
Happy Holidays!
Xo,
Eddie

Inspirational Sketchbook said...

Oh boy! Not only excited about your store, but also wedding dress shopping with Jen! Hugs, Roxanne

Layne & Everett said...

I can't imagine all the work you've put into this new adventure! It'll be a great success I'm sure. The way you've decided to photograph each item is genius. Best wishes!

VictoriaArt said...

Oh, this sounds so exciting! I can't wait to get a first look!
Beautiful pictures!
All the best!

xoxo
Victoria

simpledaisy said...

yeah for you!!!
That is so fantastic...can't wait to see your new shop:):)

Pretty Inspirational said...

Good luck with your new store! Look forward to seeing more of your products! Great idea showing how an item can be used.

Carmella said...

My goodness! I have that giant wooden bowl's lost twin!! I found it at an outdoor art fair in Alaska of all places, and it is one of my favorite pieces in our home! I've used it in so many ways, and get so many compliments on it!

All That Jazz said...

Wow, what an accomplishment! I can wait to see it but I know it's going to be great and I'm going to want everything, LOL!
~michelle~

FlooringGal said...

So exciting! Can't wait to visit your online store...that area rug will look amazing with my brand new laminate flooring! Also love that wooden mirror on top of the fire place, very unique pieces indeed. Sure you will have great success with your store, but nonetheless wish you all the best :)