Monday, February 23, 2009

Shop Girl Cries. . .

This weekend was a little harder than I thought. On Friday night I paid tribute to the store by cranking up the music, vacuuming and crying. When I left, I felt optimistic for the future but a little sad for the bit of me I was leaving behind. Saturday was strange without Karen (she moved out Friday) but was filled with visits from familiar faces and friends. Thank you so much for your support of my very hard decision. Thank you for your words, your flowers and your kind thoughts... thank you most of all for an amazing time!

I am still trying to figure out what to do with the blog... I mean, can one such persona still be Shop Girl if one does not own shop? TO BE CONTINUED...

Thursday, February 19, 2009

An emotional thought. . . two more days!

Since about a week after my announcement I have been in "Operation Close Down" mode and have felt pretty good about things. Customers come in with heavy hair as I call it (head tilted, super sad look) to see if I am "Ok"... I have been able, until today, to remain very logical. As I wrote my last Shop Girl Speaks email I was sad. I cannot believe that was my last email to you as store owner. I will no longer be a business owner in two days. Wow...

Over the next two days I am offering 90% (yes, you read it correctly) off of EVERYTHING. Please, Please come take stuff off my hands so I do not have to haul it off on Monday--- I mean, basically I am almost paying you... and believe it or not, we still have good stuff left.

Two furniture pieces that are almost FREE to a good home:
Ball Foot Cherry Table- $75
White Pine Victorian Mantle- $100

I am not saying good bye... hopefully I will see you very soon.

Until then, lots of love and luck in shopping.
Always your shop girl,

Thursday, February 12, 2009

MORE markdowns!!!!!

We have a little over a week left (I know, sad, right? ) and to the theme of "Everything Must Go" I have marked everything down once more...

Merchandise, Furniture and Fixtures 75%
Seasonal 90%

CRAZY- Huh???? So, the Victorian Mantle in the window and Pump Organ are now (Originally $500),The $125Mahogany Clawfoot Table is $150, the 19 Century Wormy Hutch is now $250!!!!!

We still have lots of FREE PAINT and items in crates labeled FREE TO GOOD HOME!

Plus, the GIRL SCOUTS are going to be in on Saturday selling COOOKIEEEES!!!! Please! Please! save me from buying the entire case of THIN MINTS.

See you soon!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

February 21- Last SALE day

Hi Guys!
To make sure we are ready to leave the building on
February 28, our last day in the store to have sales
is Saturday, February 21. Just wanted to let you know
so you can plan to pick up some great deals!

See you soon,

PS- There was a little employee confusion this morning and apparently the store did not
open til after lunch. Many apologies to anyone this inconvenienced!