Sometimes you just have to jump in with both feet. So that’s what we did!
One cool morning in April of 2014, my husband and I took a drive to the charming town of St Andrews by the Sea just to take a look. The next day I gave my notice to my boss of 9 years.
You see, for years I had talked and dreamed about my someday shop. My husband would ask “what will you sell?”
I’d say “Just stuff I like”. For some strange reason he could not see what I envisioned. Despite this he encouraged me and supported me. And one day I told him I was looking forward to the next thing, I was ready to move in a new direction workwise.
So he looked online at retail properties and we went to check out St Andrews, about an hour from our home. We live in rural New Brunswick, outside the little village of Harvey Station. It is wonderful, I grew up here and I love this community. But it’s not exactly a shopping mecca. The summer tourist traffic is what drew us to St Andrews.
Anyway, long story short – we looked at a rental space, I thought it was perfect and we signed a lease. Talk about fast! Talk about scary! Talk about exciting!!
I scoured the internet for just the right wholesale suppliers, started gathering display pieces and antiques, painted and scrubbed the shop space (with help from my wonderful sons and mother-in-law) and opened the doors to Tweedside Road Home Décor on May 29. And now we’ve opened the doors to an online store for easy shopping from home!
It’s been a sharp learning curve, and a ton of work but I’m one happy chick.
Looking forward to meeting you,
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” -Thoreau