This month marks our sixth anniversary at Winsome Cottage! While it would be fun to review all the ups and downs and twists and turns our business has taken, we think you will most enjoy some highlights and photos from the past to the present.
A very modest beginning….
Our first location at 234 High St. was a great place to start. We loved the wood floors and vaulted ceiling. The closet sized space and extra built in shelves in the teeny bathroom were all we had for extra inventory. It’s amazing how you can function when you don’t know what you don’t have!
Time for a risky move…..
In the spring of 2011, a space opened up on Main St. and with much apprehension we decided to make the move. 93 S. Main St., a great space with fabulous front windows for display and twice the space inside. We would have a work space in the back and room to grow our retail space.
A New Direction….
2012 saw us taking a new direction as we brought on Chalk Paint(R) Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan into our eclectic mix. We had been using it on all our painted furniture and when we were asked to sell it we knew it would be a winner. And so began workshops and demos and a whole new wonderful customer base.
In the summer of 2014 we were visiting some friends and happened to ask about their very looooooong outdoor table. Turns out our friend, Rudy had made it for his wife and all the extended family that frequented on the weekends. We had tossed around the idea of finding someone to build farm tables for us and that night we had our builder! We now carry locally made farm tables, barn door units and shelving by JRudy. Custom sizes and your choice of finish. It’s keeping us very busy!
In February of 2015 we closed for a few days and changed our look adding faux brick walls, painting some areas and moving structures around for displays. We love the look and flow of traffic on the sales floor now! As always, we are constantly changing within that new look and bringing our customers new and different items to add to their décor.
To say that we are grateful for these six years in business is an understatement. We are continually amazed at this road we are on, the very interesting twists and turns and the wonderful customers we are meeting along the way. Our faith in God has been the foundation of this journey and will continue to be. We see His hand in it daily.
Looking forward to what comes next…..thank you to all our faithful customers and friends who are our cheerleaders. You continue to motivate us!
Come see us! Gratefully….. Kim and Marykay