Thursday, January 12, 2012

happy little shoppe

Ever since I was a little girl I have dreamed of one day owning my very own little shoppe. {And yes...I prefer this spelling --- it just looks happier with an extra "p" and an "e"}.

There is just something special about having your own little nook in the retail world whether in mortar & stone or online. In fact, I would vividly daydream about it with one of my childhood friends. We envisioned a store that was divided into a flower shoppe on one side and a bakery on the other. We planned {or maybe I had planned} on calling it Flourpetals.

I still yearn for a little shoppe of my own...and one day I think it will happen. I dream big but I also live large.

I have collected tidbits here and there of the atmosphere I would create if given an actual store:

Love this color scheme. Hmmm...neutral. Who would have thoughtI would be attracted to that?

I love cubbies and apothecary bottles. Oh and hello there lovely chanderlier from
Pottery Barn. The interest you bring to the space enrichs the experience even more.

Gorgeous product in perfect aligment. My OCD-ness as a  pharmacist is coming out, but
all the same I find this sheer bliss.

This little shoppe actually gave me some inspiration outside the divine design scheme...even with all its loveliness -- it inspired me.

It made me think about products. What draws us to certain products? It is the prospect of the lifestyle it hints at? Does it whisper to the heart -- make me yours? What is it that makes you purchase something? For me...I shop with the heart and only buy what I love.

It made me think about artisans/craftsmen. It made me think about empowerment. It made me think otside the box. where am I going with this?

I think I am in the midst of answering that question.

More important...what is your hidden passion or secret? I think 2012 is all about inching closer to finding serendipity.



  1. HIdden passion... owning a bookstore/coffee shop/bakery where sweet little bits of recycled goodies and things made by local artisans can be purchased. All things would be handmade/made from scratch!

  2. Love this!! I think every day we are just a day closer to our dream!

  3. I love this color scheme too! What sort of shop would it be? I'm not sure I'd want a shop, but I could deal with a homey breakfast joint. Mmmm, I'm hungry.

  4. Just want to say...flourpetals is the PERFECT name...I would go there everyday!

  5. I would love to have a happy little shoppe...when my sister and I were little, we planned something similar, except ours was a cupcake baker (mine) and include paintings and gift cards (hers). I have a thing for stationary products (cards, pens, pencils, paper, etc). :) When I first saw your post title, I thought Bob Ross might be involved...did you ever watch him paint?? He always said "a happy, little tree" or a "happy little window"...cracked me up...makes me smile! :)


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