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Thursday, September 17, 2009

I'm legit now!

The card says so, so it must be true!

My business cards and my store banner arrived in the mail today,
and I'm feeling an odd mixture of glee and doom.
Is this even the least bit normal?
I mean, they actually look professional!
Yikes, people are likely to expect something from me now.

True, it's not on the level of a tent in Warrenton
or my own brick and mortar store, but it's sort of a big whoop for me.
Baby steps, I have to keep reminding myself of that.

On the agenda for this my day job as an RT
at the hospital for the next three days (12 hour shifts, ugh),
Church on Sunday like the good Catholic I am,
followed by a quick trip to Trade Days in Fredericksburg.
Before ya know it, you'll be seeing my smiling face in Warrenton!

I'm not due to take over my booth until the 1st of October,
so I still have a bit of time to beef up my inventory
and brainstorm some display/vignette ideas.
Does it always feel like no matter how much time you have to prepare,
it's never enough? No? Just me? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

For all of you getting ready for the big shows in just over a week,
my thoughts and prayers are most certainly with you.
God willing, we will be sharing a tent one day in the not-too-distant future!

Happy Trails!
~ Anne


Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Hi Anne, we are so happy for you! The cards look beautiful and we are sure that your space will be fantastic. It's a lot of work, much more than people think, but it's also very creative and very rewarding. Enjoy every minute of it!!!
Marcela & Clara

bj said...

O, Annie...this is so exciting. You are going to have so much fun and, I'm thinkin', gonna make so much money!! How fun is THAT!!
I love your cards...they are beautiful..
I have you in my PINK SAT. post as a mention of a new blog for ME....I love your pretty blog and want everyone else to see it !!:O)

Bluebird said...

thanks for your sweet comment! congratulations on beginning your booth! how exciting! i'm so glad you like the Dansk Kobenstyle! it is one of my favorite finds ever!

Bluebird said...

P.S. it's now available in my Etsy shop!

Signing Out said...

Anne, how exciting for you! I love the look of your business card. I totally understand about the mixed feelings you have. You kind of feel like you're venturing into the unknown and don't quite know what to expect. However, I am sure you will do very well. :)

Thanks for your kind comments regarding my blog!


Debra@CommonGround said...

"You've come a long way, baby"... business cards and banners. The first booth I opened I compared to giving birth. Lots of time, preparation and hard work. But oh, the rewards...(and headaches) that came with it!
You have a great sense of style and tons of creativity. I can't wait to see the baby, once it's here. And remember, it's always... "a work in progress"!

Rust: Vintage Inspired Design said...

You always crack me up!!! Your business card is beautiful and you will do awesome.
Thanks for the comments about my paint job---BUT, you should see some of the other stuff I have sitting in my garage.
Here's another tip, Annie----I just got this little electric sander by black and decker called, The Mouse--well, yesterday I was in the garage singing "I'M IN LOVE" at the top of my lungs because IT IS THE GREATEST!!! My husband,of course, thinks I should be admitted to the psych unit!!! Anyways, I've had sanders before, but this one is much more manageable!!!! You have to get one. Better go as I'm doing a nightshift tonight.
Happy day and congrats on your business card--very exciting!!!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Hello from Canada!! Love your cards,very classy looking! So glad you came by,thanks for your nice comment,hope to talk often,Chrissy

Unknown said...

Good luck to you! I know you'll do well!


Mindy said...

The cards are great! Good for you! Sure...just start buying now for Zapp in the Spring. You can do it! ~Mindy

Michelle Hughes said...

Congrats!!! How exciting! i have always wanted a booth. I am thinking about it! I am leaving now to read more of your blog and to become a follower!


Michelle Hughes said...

Hey we really would be great friends... we are Catholic too!


Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Anne, your kind words are really appreciated during this really hard time. I'm still having to pack for the shows, tonight I'm sure I'll be receiving family in from out of town, heading down tomorrow to Warrenton to try and get everything done before the funeral. This is going to be one tough weekend, please continue to keep us all in your prayers!

Shannan Martin said...

I love opening my own shop vicariously through you. ;) How exciting! Those cards are fab.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Thanks for visiting my site and for your comments. I used to live in Northen VA and one of my closest friends lives in Warrenton. I love Fox Den Antigue Mall there. Anyway, good for you starting a business. I felt the same way...what if people expect more than what I can deliver? It's all worked out great for me and I'm sure it will for you, too. I live in PA, now, but it's only about 2 hours away. You asked about house calls for painted furniture and I think that's doable! I am going to follow you (and I hope you do the same!) I look forward to hearing from you in the future!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Oh! You are following me! Yay! I was looking for Fiona & Twig, not Anne. Great to meet you.

Brenda Pruitt said...

I wish you the very best of luck in your fabulous new venture!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Anne... first, I love your name, used it for my 2nd daughter. :-)
And -- must say, CONGRATULATIONS on your new venture --how exciting.
Best of luck to you! I would love to do something like that, but don't have the faintest idea where or how to begin!

Linda K. said...

Congratulations and much success! I thoroughly enjoy your blog and will come back often. Have fun with your new venture!


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