Sunday, November 8, 2009

I can let the cat out of the bag now!!

Oh my gosh!! It has been so hard not to yell it from the rooftops. I have never been really good at keeping good news a secret. Don't get me wrong, I am very good at keeping secrets that friends tell me, I'm like Fort Knox when it comes to that. But when I have good news of my own, I want to share it. And boy, do I have some great news that I haven't been able to tell all of my friends in Blogland for fear of jinxing it. I wanted to make sure the ink was dry before I said anything.

Some of you might remember that I mentioned when I first moved to Idaho I found a cute shop, "Sister 'N Things" which was owned by a really fun gal, Lupe. Over the past year I have shopped a lot, and I mean a lot at her store and we have become friends. The first vintage sale I did was with Lupe and then we participated in a local Barn sale together. We both sold our wares and made a good profit. It was after the last sale that Lupe asked me if I wanted to be a consignor in her shop and then recently asked me if I wanted to be business partners!! WOOHOO!!

Well, we found a shop! It's in a house, that once was a gift shop but has been closed for the past two years! We had looked at two other properties but for one reason or another they just didn't work. We have been working like crazy for the last couple of weeks and are almost ready for our Grand Opening on Thursday! I am so excited!! Exhausted but EXCITED!

I have seen many of you in blogland go for your dream and I have dreamed of having a shop for a long time!

I wanted to take a moment from sanding, painting and creating to share my news with you all. I will have pictures that I will share in another post.

Until Later,


  1. Congratulations on making your dream come true! I can't wait to follow your journey!
    Happy Monday!

  2. Congratulations! That is such exciting news and I am so happy for you and your business partner. Keep us posted on all the progress.

  3. Congratulations!!!!
    How exciting (and nerve wracking) all of this must be for you.
    I'm sooo glad that you get to follow your dream.
    Can't wait to see the final product!!!

  4. Congratulations! How exciting for you. We want lots of pictures. :)

  5. Sounds really amazing. And sounds like a wonderful shop! Congratulations!

  6. Wow! Congrats to you! Can't wait to follow you on this journey! Best wishes!

  7. Congratulations!!!! This is so exciting and I know ya'll will be a whopping success!!

    Keep us posted!

    Lou Cinda :)

  8. What fun!!! I love good news!!
    I hope that you will more success that you know what to do with!!

  9. Wow! thanks for sharing your great of luck and I know you will have a wonderful time making your dreams come true!

  10.'re opening Thursday and you're just now telling us??? Girl, they would have to sew my lips shut to keep a secret that big! Be sure and give us all the info and I'll add a little sidebar info for you if you'd like.
    Congratulations...atta girl! Now that's tightening up the old bra straps and getting it done!

  11. Wonderful! Congratulations! I can't wait to see what you've been up to. Have fun! Pictures, pictures, pictures!

  12. Toni!!!!!!!!!!


    I am so Happy for you!!! Sure wish I could shop and see your shop!!! Will you be open all the time or monthly???
    I can't WAIT to see the photos...
    ENJOY your DREAM!!
    Deb :)

  13. where is the shop in idaho. I live in lewiston

  14. I am so excited for you. Keep chasing your dreams.. you are such an inspiration for me to keep going, wishing you so much success!!

  15. Congrats Toni--When you wish upon a star...,makes no difference...


  16. Oh Toni that is HUGE news! Awesome news!! I'm sooooooo happy for you that you get to realize a dream of yours!!! I am really looking forward to seeing pics of the new shop and all that you have created!

    :) T

  17. What wonderful news!! Congratulations to you and the best of luck in your new venture!

  18. Congratulations on your business venture!
    I am loving your blog so I signed up as a follower. Come visit me too, I'd love to have you.

  19. Oh how thrilling.....I'm so excited for you. There's just nothing like watching your dream become a reality.

    Warm blessings,


My door is always open & I hope you will come by often to visit, maybe have a cup of coffee or tea with me. ~Hugs, Toni~