Monday, January 19, 2015


For the past week or so, my husband and I have been working on setting up my retail space at Holly Hills Primitives.  Every time we spend a few hours there, we see such a wonderful transformation and it makes us really excited.  It just keeps getting better and better! Here are a few photos so you can follow along:
I knew I couldn't take on this new adventure without my husband's help! This is the first time that we saw the room and he did some measuring. Then we needed to go home and decide which of our display pieces and props would work the best.
 The next two pictures show "day one" of moving in with our props, tables, etc.  Notice this is the same view as above, only we have cleaned and moved things around.

What a difference just one day makes!  We still have to figure out if we have the correct display pieces for the merchandise we want to bring in.
Books!  Patterns!  Wool!  Kits! Hooks! We have to make sure we can fit it all in.

Today we added lots of lights and painted the inside of the wool shelves.  What a difference the lighting makes! 
 I love this skirted table with the door behind it. The table cloth is a peach plaid and the door is  gray green chippy paint with some peach paint showing through...a match made in heaven! (want to know a little secret?  The table cloth was the one we used on our cake table when we got married.  No kidding.  That's what kind of pack rats we are!)
Lots of room for patterns and kits...and lots of light too!

We have a little more work to do yet before we start bringing in the merchandise.  I can't wait to start loading the shelves with wool and filling the baskets with patterns.   It's going to be a fun and cozy place to shop!

In case you hadn't heard, Teresa Kogut is also sharing this lovely room with me.  She has begun to set up a lovely space too and I can't wait to see what she has to offer!

I am so thrilled about this new adventure so I hope you will stop by for a visit.  The grand opening will be Saturday January 31st from 10 am to 5 pm at Holly Hills Primitives, 105 Civic Dr., Holly, MI  48442.  I'll be there to greet you!
(PS: don't come any earlier than January 31st...I won't be ready yet).


Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Oh Kris this is going to be a beautiful place to come ~
wish I were a little closer to visit you! Next time I am in MI I will be sure to visit :)
Best Wishes to you my friend!

kelley said...

How sure it's going to be a hit with the locals and a grand destination for all the travelling hookers!

Bobbie said...

It's going to be a great place to shop for wool, patterns, and all the hooking fixin's. It's a great room..can't wait!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Lookin' good, Kris. I hope I will be able to make it up there soon. You and Teresa will compliment each other so well.
Hugs :)

Maria said...

It looks wonderful! Maria

Mary said...

Congrats on your new endeavour! I'm sure you'll meet with much success!!! Hope you'll post more pictures. I'm sure it will make me want to take a road trip to MI!!!

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

It looks great ~ I know you'll be a big hit in Holly!!!

Carol Roll said...

Wish i could be there at the grand opening! Cant wait to see pics of it all completed and decorated.

HomeSpunPrims said...

This is such exciting news Kris! I hope I can make it back to Holly this year. Your space is looking really great!! Lori

Margs Primitive Quilts said...

Hi Kris ..what a wonderful addition you ladies will be to Dawns already gorgeous primitive shopping shop! Everything under one roof...awesome ! Janet, from Olde a Crow Primitives , and I will be down to see you soon! Have an amazing grand opening!
Hugs Marg