Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Amore Artisan Boutique opens with a bang!

Bonjour, to all my sweet patient friends and new friends I meet along my journey. As most of you know I have had a dream to have my own store, I thought it was a dream I would never have in this lifetime. Well God (and mom when she went to heaven last year, I am sure she was behind this) had a different plan for me and made my dream come true! I lost my job last October due to no reason other than it must have been God’s plan. I have worked since I was 12 babysitting then when I turned 16 I entered the medical field and until last October have always had a job, being 57 I was very scared as to my future and if I would get a job or not , as you know it is a tough time for many in this economy. I went on unemployment and was put into a program with schooling and a personal advisor to help me start my own business, it has been a very exciting time for me and I am thankful for the teacher I choose as he is wonderful along with the support I receive from the other students in the class.

I had a friend who owned a store and rented a space on Proctor Street in Tacoma, she decided to close her doors on December 31, 2011 and this is where my new journey starts. I was able with the help of my teacher to write a business proposal and get her spot to lease. I have several local artists on consignment in my store and bring in new artists almost daily. This is so much fun as I love to meet people and help them; I am such a social butterfly.

I am just now getting to a point where I am able to post to my store’s Blog. FB and soon will have items on my website it has been a lot of 18 – 20 hour days getting set up and ready to open, then Valentine’s day hit and was a great success J.
Please enjoy my pictures from begining to end:

I hope you will like my FB page and visit my blog often as I grow and make changes.

Thanks to all of you who have stood behind me and supported me as I enter into a new journey in life.
au revoir


Shabby Cottage Shops said...

It looks fabulous Gail, I am so excited for you. You have been a very busy bee, wishing you the best of luck with Amore Artisan Boutique's brick and mortar store!

Hugs Miss Sassy Gail

Shabby Cottage Shops said...

I forgot to tell you, we're your very first follower, invite you to come and follow us as well.

Shabby Cottage Shops said...

We're you're first follower! Invite you to come and follow us too!

Belle Inspiration Magazine said...

Gail! Your boutique looks incredible. The chandy in the window is perfect and fits your style! I would love to come and visit. You have worked so hard to make thisa reality. I wish you every success in this wonderful new venture!
Big hus,

Amore Artisan Boutique said...

Thanks to all that leaves a comment! I love my peaceful little slice of heaven on earth! It has been so fantastic and the compliments I get are amazing, it is a wonderful feeling to have people tell you how much they admire your store.
Amore my friends

Shabby Jen said...

Congratulations, and I wish you the very best of luck!!!!

Cathy said...


I am so happy for you. Wow, you rock girl. What a great looking boutique. You must be thrilled beyond words. I know I would be. I wish you all the best and hope that this year is the happiest and most prosperous ever.

Congratulations Gail.

xo Cathy

Patricia said...

Gail, so glad to hear from you via your newsletter. Love the blog and seeing the wonderful project that has kept you quiet! The shop looks beautiful, your displays are nicely done. Huge congratulations on the hard work making your dream come true. Proud of you!
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri

Amore Artisan Boutique said...

Thanks everyone! I am so happy to own my own boutique, it was a dream I thought would never come true. Although I kept the dream alive in my mind and collected displays and items over the years just in case. I have always told my girls never give up on your dreams and I felt I had to show them that dreams can come true!
Please help me by spread the word by telling your friends and family. I have a photographer coming in this week to take some pictures of the artist design and will be filling up the webite soon!
Au revoir Gail