flowers, fashion & an exciting new adventure!

IMG_2799

IMG_2751

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

What Do You Think?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

51 Comments

  1. domain wrote:

    What’s up, I log on to your blog regularly. Your writing style is awesome, keep it up!

    Posted 10.7.14 Reply
  2. Nice photo, she looks so pretty.

    Posted 9.20.11 Reply
  3. So is this up and running yet? I have a family photo shoot October 1st and I’m looking for something different and at a fair price.

    Posted 9.17.11 Reply
    • We have some things in, Jennifer! Lots of cute dresses and skirts, mostly in size 2-6 for now. I’ll keep you posted!

      Posted 9.18.11 Reply
  4. Lacey wrote:

    this is so exciting! you’re going to rock your town. go get em girl!

    Posted 9.5.11 Reply
  5. Amazing ! Congratulations !

    http://typefashion.wordpress.com/

    Posted 8.22.11 Reply
  6. lisa wrote:

    how exciting! congratulations!

    Posted 8.18.11 Reply
  7. ShopFast wrote:

    Keira!!!! Wow! So exciting! I would LOVE to visit the shop and bring you some items when you’re ready. This is great! Congrats!

    Posted 8.18.11 Reply
  8. Congrats! This is super exciting news!

    Posted 8.17.11 Reply
  9. Katy wrote:

    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

    Posted 8.17.11 Reply
  10. Shon wrote:

    This is awesome news!! Congrats to you!! Please post pics when you are up and running!!

    Posted 8.17.11 Reply
  11. Exit 248 wrote:

    SO awesome! Congratulations and good luck!

    Posted 8.17.11 Reply
  12. adrianfarr@gmail.com wrote:

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

    Posted 8.17.11 Reply
  13. slauditory wrote:

    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!

    Posted 8.17.11 Reply
  14. 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!

    Posted 8.16.11 Reply
  15. Joanne wrote:

    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:)

    Posted 8.16.11 Reply
  16. jackie wrote:

    wow, good for you! this will be so exciting!

    Posted 8.16.11 Reply
  17. Tanja wrote:

    This is awesome!! Best wishes on your future endeavor!!!

    Posted 8.16.11 Reply
  18. anastasiac wrote:

    it all sounds very exciting – goodluck with it all!!!

    Posted 8.16.11 Reply
  19. Pheobe wrote:

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

    Posted 8.16.11 Reply
  20. SWFTerra wrote:

    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!

    Posted 8.16.11 Reply
  21. Andrea wrote:

    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!

    Posted 8.16.11 Reply
  22. How exciting!!!!!! I wish I lived closer so I could shop there! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted 8.16.11 Reply
  23. Ash wrote:

    Congratulations, that sounds amazing!! :)

    Posted 8.16.11 Reply
  24. Katie wrote:

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

    Posted 8.16.11 Reply
  25. Linda wrote:

    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.

    Posted 8.16.11 Reply
  26. Oh my goodness! How exciting!! Congratulations!! What a wonderful idea! :) Can’t wait to read more about as it all the pieces start coming together!

    http://www.frillyfabulous.com

    Posted 8.16.11 Reply
  27. Jenn wrote:

    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. :)

    Posted 8.16.11 Reply
  28. Allie wrote:

    How exciting! Best of luck in your new endeavor!!

    Posted 8.16.11 Reply
  29. Sarah wrote:

    Amazing! I hope all of your dreams are realized! Get it girl!

    Posted 8.16.11 Reply
  30. Anonymous wrote:

    Congratulations to you! Sounds fabulous!!

    Posted 8.16.11 Reply
  31. Kimbercrafts wrote:

    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!

    Posted 8.16.11 Reply
  32. Anonymous wrote:

    Congrats! How awesome for you.

    P.S.–I love a style at a steal also ;)

    xxstyleatasteal.blogspot.com

    Posted 8.16.11 Reply
  33. Valerie wrote:

    Congrats! May you have tons of success!

    Posted 8.16.11 Reply
  34. How awesome and fun! It really sounds perfect. Can’t wait to hear more about it as it develops!

    Posted 8.16.11 Reply
  35. I can’t wait for this! Almost as good as a target :) Best of luck!

    Posted 8.16.11 Reply
  36. hurray! Congratulations!!! :)

    Posted 8.16.11 Reply
  37. Candice wrote:

    Congrats! Where is your shop located? I’m looking to open my own combined bakery and flower shop someday hopefully :)

    Posted 8.16.11 Reply
  38. Kimberly wrote:

    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.

    Posted 8.16.11 Reply
  39. Sydney wrote:

    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!

    Posted 8.16.11 Reply
  40. Tiffany wrote:

    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.

    Posted 8.16.11 Reply
  41. 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…

    Posted 8.16.11 Reply
  42. Linda Z wrote:

    The best of luck on your new endeavor! I wish I weren’t 3,000 miles away, or I’d come shop!! :) Sounds wonderful! :)

    Posted 8.16.11 Reply
  43. Megan wrote:

    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.

    Posted 8.16.11 Reply
  44. Holy moly, that is amazing! Good for you for stepping up and filling a hole in the community. Good luck with it all!

    Posted 8.16.11 Reply

@keiralennox

  • Farm-fresh blooms in repurposed glass from @happysplacefarm. 💕 #farmersmarket #summerlovin
  • I bought a beautiful loaf of fresh sourdough 🍞 from @honeycombbread and there’s a solid chance I‘ll rip into it on the drive home. #farmersmarket #carbsarelife
  • @shannatrudell and I talk about going to the Saturday morning farmers market at least twice a month and never *actually* do it; until today! 🍑 #farmersmarket #summerlovin #fromwhereistand
  • We love a 5:30pm cocktail date so we can be home on the couch watching ‘Stranger Things’ by 7:00. 👵🏼👴🏻 #turnup #friyay #kindachill
  • Fiddle game strong at @nplus1coffee! Look how happy this lady is in her little spot of sunshine. ☺️☀️ #shoplocal #urbanjungle #crazyplantpeople #fiddleleaffig
  • Regram from @lasaterflowers :: The prettiest pile of ‘Quicksand’ roses from a wedding a few weeks ago. They’re a favorite around here. 💕