Saturday, April 21, 2012

I thought that I would fill you all in on a little secret, well not really a secret anymore....

I am starting my very own little Cottage shop that I have dreamed about for years now.  It's amazing how things have happened since I came home from the hospital last September.  It started with me worrying about not having the desire for decorating and creating. 

I had to do physical therapy to get my left arm to work properly and have been faced with all sorst of sickness and death in my family.  So many bad things were happening to us and I could not figure out why in the world it seemed like a dam had busted.  God was hearing from me a lot, lol!  I knew that God didn't save my life to take my loved ones away from me or to let me just fall on my face.  I knew He had something in store for me, just didn't know what.

After friends from facebook telling me that I needed to start a blog, I finally decided to do it.  Boy, was it hard!  I felt like I would lose my mind while doing it, but now it seems like so long ago and I am finally comfortable with it now.  After starting a blog, I was told that I needed to start a facebook fan page....well that was another fun and stressful thing to do, lol!  But now I love it!

I have made so many woderful aquaintences on there and so many have inspired me!  So many wonderful blogs were found and  some were opening up their very own shops.  This made me really think!

I had dreamed for years about having my very own place to share my creations with people plus make a little bit of money(just a perk to me).  The sharing was what I had dreamed about.    The hubs and I had talked about it through the years, but it just never seemed like the right time or we didn't have the money.  Plus our girls are almost grown.  So....I guess now it's my turn to get to be me and do what I love doing!

I am opening up my very own shop....hopefully to be built and ready by the end of summer.  I would so love it if it were done before then though!  I have been buying things left and right, some to sell and some to decorate with.

Here are a few photo's of what I've found....

Some things I have already been working on since I get so excited.  My vision is to have white beadboard with beautiful mouldings, an angled ceiling with this chandi all painted and sparkled up hanging from it.  The fireplace mantle will be redone and a focal point when first walking in.  The desk is mine to sit at with the chair that's been redone already.  Shelving will be painted and shabby'd up for all of the lovelies that I have already.  And that beautiful headboard will be made into a bench.  I am thinking of painting the floors in a diamond checkerboard in an aqua with cream.  May change my mind on that, but hey, it's fun dreaming!  I am still thinking about colors for the outside...maybe PINK!  I'll fianlly have that pink house that I've been dreaming about, tee he he! 

I hope to share this wonderful road that I am going down with all of you.  I haven't gotten a good night sleep from all of the dreaming I do every night and all of the talks that God and I have been having.  I thank Him so much for this dream of mine to fianlly be able to come true.  I know He's in it!



  1. This is a fantastic idea for someone as talented as you! Wishing you lots of dreams & big successes!

  2. Love all the pieces you have acquired so far! I wish you all the success. You definitely have the talent for it!

  3. Congratulations, Melanie! It is obvious how excited you are about this new direction you are going in. And look at all the wonderful pieces you already have. I hope you'll share your journey, it will be wonderful to see your shop take shape.

  4. Congrats to you! I am so happy you are able to have a dream come true. I wish you so much success! I love that headboard--that will make an amazing bench. Do you follow Maison Decor? She is sharing her journey of opening a shop right now. You could probably learn a lot from what she is doing. Can't wait to see all the projects you will do for the shop!

  5. Oh my goodness...What a treat for those that will be able to attend your shop. I know it will be everything and more that you dream of!
    Very happy for you! .... it's time for things to change around for the better.
    Looking forward to following you on this journey!...and oh by the way... " WOW "'ve found some amazing pieces to start with!
    Onward ho!
    xoxoxo - Julie

  6. I am SO excited for you!!! You already have some great things for it. Wish I lived closer and I'd be your first customer. Can hardly wait until you open to see it all on here. Congrats to you to do the feelings of your heart. The Lord is so very mindful of you Melonie.

    Big Hugs,



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