It all starts with the window. Literally. Your window is the first opportunity you have to make an impression on passersby. I'm always amazed at retailers who don't give one thought to their window display or don't even have a window display. If done well, it should make people stop, look, (hopefully) smile, and then head for the door.
I try to change my window every month. As for the design, sometimes it's inspired by a color, new products, or the season/holiday. Often, it's a combination of two or more of the above. This year we seem to have an abundance of polka dots.....on scarves, bowls, mugs, and socks.....and I knew at some point they would find their way to the window.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
It was lovely to hear so many summer residents and tourists exclaim "You're still here! Thank you for not leaving! You made it through the winter!" Yes, we are. No, we didn't. And yes, we did. It wasn't without a few bumps in the road, but all was forgotten when "hug and hello" season returned. The sad thing about the summer here in Maine is that it's all too short. Too quickly we go from "hug and hello" to "hug....get teary...and goodbye."
So here we are.....at the end of a wonderful summer. We celebrated our first anniversary. We've modified our business plan from being a year-round business to being one that only operates eight months out of the year. And we've come up with a pretty exciting plan for handling the winter. But before winter sets in, we still have what will hopefully be a wonderful Autumn filled with crisp days, stunning displays of magnificently colored foliage, and a few more "hugs and hellos" from last year's leaf peepers.
I can't believe it's taken me this long to post and I promise (in my best Scarlett O'Hara impression), as God is my witness, it won't happen again! Enjoy the last remnants of summer and get the cider ready for Fall!
Posted by Kristin Blanck at 12:12 PM