flowers, fashion & an exciting new adventure!

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I have exciting news to share with you guys! {no, it doesn’t involve babies :-)} Below is a note I shared with family and friends on the book earlier this week, and because you’re all so near and dear to me, I wanted to post it here, too! 

As most of you know, Chad and I have spent the last six months or so learning the ropes at the flower shop. We’re loving every minute of it, and feel incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to continue the legacy that our parents built in this community, and keep the business in the family.

We’ve spent quite a bit of time with our business partners — which are pretty awesome by the way, and just so happen to be our parents ;-) — trying to find the perfect complement to our flower business for the large retail space in the front of our shop. After lots of meetings (and research and wine) we think we’ve finally found the perfect fit. And we could not be more excited to announce it to all of you and hear your feedback!

As most of you know, my second love (Chad is #1) is style and fashion. If you follow my blog, A Pretty Penny (http://aprettypennyblog.com) you’re also aware that I’m a little obsessed with finding great style for a steal. If there’s one thing I wish existed in our hometown (besides a Target and Chick-fil-a) it’s a designer consignment shop and vintage store, where I could take my gently used brand-name clothes and accessories to resell, as well as find new gently-used designer items and unique pieces for a reasonable price. So I’ve decided to start my own!

We’re calling it A Pretty Penny, and it will be located at the flower shop as kind of a store-within-a-store. My vision is a well-edited and beautifully displayed collection of current designer pieces and classic vintage collectables in a boutique setting, with inventory consistently turning over so there’s always something new to shop throughout the seasons. And don’t worry, the other things you’ve loved about the shop over the years aren’t going anywhere! Our fresh plants, cash-and-carry flowers, and beautiful silks will all be mixed in.

In the coming weeks, we’ll start taking appointments to set up client contracts and take new items for resale. We’re looking for designer clothes, accessories, and jewelry that show no sign of wear or tear, or well-maintained unique vintage pieces like dresses, handbags, and statement jewelry (no shoes or swimwear, please). If you can’t make it to the shop, pick-up services will be available!

Stay tuned for information like our opening date, fun upcoming events, the launch of our online store, and more! If you’d like more information on the terms of our client contracts, or would like to schedule an appointment to start reselling, send me an email at aprettypennyblog@yahoo.com

Flowers and fashion… I hope you’re as excited about this as we are!

Lots of love,
Keira

About Keira Lennox

I'm a small town girl from the sunshine state with an affinity for bookstores, beauty counters and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear. (Or watching Netflix and drinking wine.)

51 thoughts on “flowers, fashion & an exciting new adventure!

  1. Keira – How exciting and what a great idea to utilize the extra space and combine your two loves. Best of luck with everything as it goes forward!! – Katy

  2. Great for you!! That’s such an amazing idea. I wish I didn’t live so far away so I could come visit it!

  3. That’s a brilliant idea! People will enjoy the luxury and lushness of looking and flowers and pretty clothes at the same time. I’ve never heard of that before, so you guys will be the frontrunners!

  4. Keira, that’s so exciting! I’m sure you will fit into the lovingly-curated-resale-shop-owner role perfectly. Now I just wish I lived in Florida so I could shop there. ;) Congrats!

  5. OMG! Congrats on the new business venture!? This sounds like the perfect shop, flowers and fashion? What not to love! Good luck, I’m sure it will be quite the hit in your town:)

  6. This is great news! Stepping up to the plate within your community will be greatly appreciated. You’re so brave for making this venture!

  7. KEIRA! Yay! I am so happy for you! And so proud. This is going to be such a wonderful adventure and I just know that with your discerning taste and effervescent personality, you will yield nothing but success! Congratulations!

  8. Keira! I am so excited for you and strangely proud – is that weird since I’m a total stranger? Probably yes, but I still am. I so wish I could come visit the shop, maybe someday!

  9. HOLY COW, congrats!! What a dream come true! I look forward to reading more about your adventure as it unfolds more and more!! :)

  10. Keira! I am so excited for you. I know you will pick the best things for your little shop. Okay now I need to come visit FL and help you go shopping. Tell Doak to chase away all the lizards before I get there.

  11. Congratulations! I’ve been reading your blog for about four or five months, and I am excited to hear more about your great new adventure! Best of luck. :)

  12. What an incredible opportunity! Owning a small used clothing boutique has been a lifetime dream of mine. I can’t wait to hear more as your business grows and develops – best of luck!

  13. Good luck!!! Google Finders Keepers in Decatur GA for a great example of a designer consignment store done right. I’ve had a lot of success selling there. My only complaint is I wish they also sold on eBay as a last resort.

  14. Congratulations!!!!! That is so exciting! My mom owned a consignment shop for years and years and she absolutely LOVED it! You are going to make yourself a small sensation missy! Congrats!

  15. I’m so happy for you! I’ve always wanted to open a store mixing my love of clothes and make-up together. Maybe one day! Good Luck and I look forward to the online store.

  16. Oh congrats friend! This is great and exciting news! You are going to rock the socks off your small town. Go get ’em tiger!

    ps. We chose to read The Sweet Life in Paris this month! A ‘blog book club discussion’ will ensue in a month or so, so get reading if you want to join! I heard it has recipes in it, so I might throw a little cooking into the book club mix. Yum…

  17. That is really exciting!! Congratulations to you, what a fun and challenging adventure you’re embarking on :)

    Change is good and you look really happy in the photos.

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