Wednesday, December 31, 2014

"Come in, We're OPEN"

Our brick and mortar is open, folks.  This seems like an appropriate blog post for New Years Eve, since opening this location was a SERIOUS accomplishment this year.  Our studio showroom opened for local shoppers and pickups just before the Christmas holiday (!!!).  I've been so busy with work/motherhood that I never posted the good news on the blog (but, I did announce it on Instagram @kellyrobson, and you can follow High Street Market @highstreetmarket). 

When we moved to this location, the 2,000 sq. ft. office was purely functional.  As time went on (and our business expanded), we decided to turn our front room into a studio/showroom that would be presentable for local shoppers and accommodating for local pickups.  So, this summer, we slowly began the renovation process which included new flooring, new paint, new ceiling, new lighting, new trim, etc etc etc.  We also began designing and ordering custom furniture and adding new exclusive products to our collection.  It was a tremendous amount of work (and, that's saying something since we are seasoned DIYers).  But now that the space is finished, I can happily share some dramatic before & after pictures with you!  Take a look...

 (before)

(after)
This section of the showroom is located near our back door.  You can see a combination of new and vintage pieces here.  Some of the larger pieces are available for local delivery or pickup.
 

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 (after)


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(after)
Near the front door.  Again, a combination of our own collection with vintage items mixed in.  The larger pieces are available for pickup and local delivery.  Also, our son William running through the shot.  :)


And, here are some additional pictures that I recently snapped over the holiday week.  It's still decorated for Christmas.  Also, we are waiting on a few key pieces (rugs! rugs!), but, Dave and I are very happy with the way the space turned out.  












On a personal note, I've been writing this blog since 2009 (how was that 5 years ago?).  As a small business owner, and half of a husband-and-wife team, I can say that opening a brick and mortar location has always been a dream of mine (although, it felt impossible in the beginning).  When Dave and I decided to open our doors this year, we quickly learned that this was a completely different experience to our online business.  Exciting, but so different!  I very much look forward to growing and evolving as the months and years go on.  Thank you so much for reading my blog and following us along on this journey (renovating our house, growing our business, and growing our family!).  Sorry to sound so cheesy, but it is New Years Eve.  :)  I'm just thankful for all the "likes", the encouraging emails and messages on Facebook and Instagram.   Your support means so much to us.  We are truly a family-run business, so the cheerful words are taken to heart.  Thank you, friends.

If you're ever in the area, please stop in and see us!  We are located at:

103 North 2nd Street
North Wales, Pennsylvania  19454
1-888-669-1189

We will be open Tuesday - Friday 11am to 5pm, and on Saturdays we will be open from 11am to 4pm.  If you're interested in anything you see above (that may or may not be in our online store) please email us at hello@highstreetmarket.com.


And, with that, Happy New Year!!!  Cheers to a happy, healthy, and love-filled 2015.

xoxo,
Kelly


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