Life is short...so live your life to the fullest. This past year Mary and I expanded our booth space. (like doubled the size) This was a goal that we had set for ourselves at the beginning of the year and had accomplished. I'm not going to lie, I still hold my breath at the beginning of every month wondering if we will sell enough to make rent. Thanks to all of you Nesters out there, we have been successful. Not only to make rent but to expand our inventory with really nice one of a kind pieces. I'm so grateful that we took that chance. Mary is more of a "hold your nose and jump" kind of girl where I am more of a "white knuckled toes on the end of the diving board" girl. I'm thankful to have a friend who will just give me that much needed shove sometimes.
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Be appreciative... We are so appreciative of our customers. You all have no idea how much we value not only you as a customer but also as a friend. We take your compliments and comments to heart. I can not explain how good it feels to see someone walking out of our shop with a smile on their face holding a treasure. When we are hunting for our items, we actually have certain people in mind therefore we love when you stop and talk about what you love to collect or how much certain things mean to you.
Treasure the people you love...Let me start out by saying that I have the best business partner in the world. Mary and I have been friends for about 20 years. When you have a friendship with someone for that long, you don't want to do anything to screw it up...like run a business together. Lucky for me, I think our friendship has gotten nothing but stronger. She is one of a kind and I'm truly blessed to have her in my life. Speaking of friends... this past summer Mary and I met the sweetest girl at an auction. She is hilarious and so much fun to be around. She has wonderful taste and I'm not just saying that because we were going to bid on the same things. haha Her name is Kwane and she also has a booth at KnB's Marketplace called The Urban Peddler. If you don't live local to see her wonderful treasures, check out her blog theurbanpeddler.net and tell her we sent you.
So that was just a little bit of what has been going on. This year has also been filled with plenty of other good things, found treasures, and lots of projects. We have so much to share with all of you. Providing this year isn't a repeat of last year and we really don't fall off the face of the earth, our intentions are to stay more connected with you all. That being said, I would like a do over. Please stop by our shop to see our new finds or just to say hello. If you're not in town, you could visit us on Facebook at The Feathered Nest at KnB'S Marketplace or you could find us here with our latest news, projects and ramblings. Hope to see you soon!