Once the shop is clear I open it revealing the cover of my favorite magazine. Like an old friend these past few years, I have loved spending time with Romantic Homes Magazine. This time is different and instead of starting at the beginning I quickly flip through to about where I usually find the "shopkeeping" section.
There on page 78 is Winsome Cottage!! I see my name in the first paragraph and am instantly humbled. It's not often I see my name in print...really never these days unless I've signed up to take part in an event in town where they list the shop and owner.
http://www.jpballphotography.com/ to see her wonderful work. Here is one of my favorites from the shoot ...
I'm not sure how I was chosen for this special experience except that I, like all shopkeepers out there, have a story to tell and there is something about that that is always interesting ie. how did she get her start? or what made them decide to open that type of business? Thus, my favorite part of my favorite magazine...."Shopkeeping".
The fact that we are featured in the July issue and that July will be three years that we opened the shop is just another fun aspect of this whole thing. I mean we opened with a very small inventory and were so excited about what we had in there. It was a beginning....
Here are just a few photos of Winsome's early days, very early!!
And so here we are in a different location with wonderful customers who have made this all possible. Too many things to be thankful for and so much to look forward to!