My days at the shop are full of many enjoyable moments and great people and once in awhile a fun surprise....like the Saturday that Robin walked in.
Robin owns a salon. Her business partner decided to leave and now she is going to redecorate and make it all Robin:)
Her mom was with her and both ladies are as sweet as can be. Robin had an idea of what she wanted her place to look like ie. shabby, white etc.
We walked around the shop looking at different pieces and talking about how she could use them for this or that. As we talked she settled on several pieces of furniture, some shutters and a chandelier. Could we change the color of one piece? she asked and what about that chair in the backroom? Could that be used for the "nail station"? I brought it out for her to sit in and imagine how it would work with the piece she bought. Our wheels were turning and I was getting the vision for her cute little place.
Her mom was quiet but every once in awhile she would tell me how hard Robin had worked and that she deserved this. See, this is what I mean by not just a business...not just a business to bring in revenue, not at all.
I have the privilege of being a part of precious bits and pieces of peoples lives and help them enhance whatever their situation with some great find that makes them happy. What a job!!:)
One of the pieces she bought was small enough to fit in her vehicle and as I walked out with them and Robin was loading her purchase, her mom came over to me and gave me a hug..."Thanks for helping her" she said.
And that, my friends, makes all the difference in the world to this shopkeeper!