Friday, September 26, 2008

Country Girls Thrift

Hey ya'll, we go again. My daughter, Michelle, has always wanted to open a thrift store. One that's real neat and has real neat stuff. I told her I would help....if it didn't involve money ;) So.....we've been lookin' for places to rent for a few weeks. Just couldn't find anything she could afford. Most places were either waaayyyy outta her budget, or in such bad shape and the landlord wanted us to foot the bill to bring it up to code....NOT. Then, outta the blue, we found a place... move in ready....priced right...first month FREE (can you believe that??)...month to month lease AND the price includes power and water!! I told her, "Mannnnnnnnn, God is good!!" So, she signed the lease and we started movin' our stuff in. We were gonna try to open to the public Saturday, then she said, "Momma, let's do it Friday!!" So, I wake up this morning at 5:00 all excited, only to find some kinda tropical depression comin' thru....torential downpours...hear it beatin' the tin roof to death as I sit up here typin' away!! Oh brother!! I think it's supposed to get outta here soon. Sure do hope so. We've got signs and balloons to put up, posters to get out, stuff to price....and on and on.

At any rate, I stopped and snapped a few pics while we were puttin' all our stuff in there. Included one of my baby girl Michelle....she's so happy. We've had bunches of people offering free stuff if we'll just go pick it up. Praise God!! So, we've done this with no $$ down except just what was needed for permits and licenses......and, of course, all the free sweat equity :)

Ya'll keep us in ya'lls prayers. We're optimistic.....but also realistic. We've gotten real good feedback from everyone we've come in contact with....and now it's in God's hands....what better place to be??!!

If you live around Camden, SC.....stop by 1311 Gordon Street and give us a holler ;)

Love all ya'll,


Heather's Stitches said...


The pics are nto showing up for me but I wanted to say Good Luck :)


Debra said...

Nope, they aren't working for me...I can't wait to see them! God bless your new venture! What a great idea. Wish I could drop in tomorrow!
Love, Debra

lindanuts said...

Oh, Honey, I am sooooo happy for you girls. I love to go to the thrift/craft/antique stores. I wish my hiome could look like an antique display!
You are in my prayers!

Cora from Nelia's Primitive Place said...

WOW!!!!! Is all I can say!!!! Can I come up and join you guys?????? My dream!!!!

Vic, I'm so happy for you and Michelle! I'll be praying that this just takes off and that this is just the thing for you!

And thanks so much for your love and prayers!!!! I appreciate it all so much!!! Wish I could just give you a big hug right now!


Nancy M. said...

Congratulations! I hope the shop does well. Hopefully sometime I can make it down there. It would be great to meet you in person!

Erin, maker of chimes said...

Best of luck!

I know of a couple people doing the same thing and loving it! They're known for being willing to come get all of the yard sale leftovers, boxes full of the unknown (from those you don't want to deal with yard sales or listing freebies on, or my personal fav... getting paid to clean out attics, building, etc. and getting to keep whatever is in there and doesn't need to go to the dump.

Gwendolyn said...

How wonderful! I love thrift stores. :o)

Glad that I found your blog!

Sarah Brooks said...

AWESOME! God is just awesome!!! Wish I was closer looks like y'all have great stuff.