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Sunday, July 22, 2012

A New Chapter in My Life - Blackberry House

I suppose it's high time I let you know what I've been doing since I left my "I'm-gonna-die-if-I-stay-at-this place" retail job.

I've been holding off to tell you until I got my blog makeover, which should be complete this week, but I decided to give you a little preview anyway. Cuz I can't keep a good secret.

I opened my own retail store!
Yes I did. Finally.
We opened this past weekend to a fantastic reception.
I've been working on it for the past 7 weeks, rushing to get it ready.

Instead of going in to great detail on this post, I'm just going to link you to my facebook page for the shop where you can see hundreds of pictures in the photo albums.
Once I get the new makeover on the blog - which will then become Blackberry House - I will share the whole story.

So, without further ado, meet Blackberry House! We're so very proud of it.
We have so many great vendors, which I'll also tell you about in the next post.

Here's a sneak peek of what you can expect to see in the shop!
We had a soft opening on July 19th, but our Grand Opening Celebration will be August 9-12.
I wanted a few weeks to see what the response was, what people were asking for, etc, before we introduced the shop formally to the community.

I'd love to know what you think!


  1. Hi Polly. I was so happy to see your post tonight, the blogosphere has not been the same without you. What a wonderful new adventure you are starting. I can't wait to pop over to FB and check out your page. Happy to have you back and excite to see the ites your store will be carrying. Congrats!

  2. Oh my gosh!! How exciting! Woot!! Woot!! Congrats!
    It looks fabulous!

  3. Polly! : ) Congratulations! That sounds wonderful. Vendors? ~ sounds like the type of place I'm looking for myself. More and more I'm wanting to do smething like a booth, especially since there are places all over here. The problem is finding a space! I'm not on Facebook anymore, but I'll be waiting patiently to see more pictures. So happy to see you!

  4. This is great news Polly..

    I wish you the greatest success~!
    You sure choose a wonderful town for this venture.

  5. Congratulations! Would love to come visit. :)

  6. Congratulations! You new shop looks beautiful! If we wander over that way (from Knoxville) this fall, we will definitely stop! Best wishes to you!!! (Hey, see if you can snag a promotional write-up in Folk magazine or Garden and Gun magazine.)

  7. Yipppeeee! It's lovely! Like you!


  8. Polly, there you are! I'm so glad to see your post! I love the little house. Blackberry the name.
    I bet you do great with it. I wish you all the best, I'll have to pop on over to face book to see the photo spread.

    good to see you, Pat

  9. Looks just like a place I'd LOOOOOVE to visit. Good luck and best wishes with your beautiful Blackberry House. Keep Dreaming, Cathy

  10. Hi Polly! Congratulations on Blackberry House! It looks like a place I could enjoy shopping. I was just in Tullahoma & the area visiting Amy, from "All Things Home"...wish we could have stopped by to see you. Maybe next time...
    Wishing you much success in your new endeavor :) New follower
    Buckets of Burlap

  11. Congratulations Polly! This is such exciting news for you. I adore your shop. I think it exudes charm and character. Just the kind of place that I'd love to visit and shop. If ever I get your way, I will most definitely stop in. May you be blessed and your business be a grand success.

  12. I just traveled thru Tennessee, from Anderson, SC, to go to Nashville with my Daughter!! Darn, I wish I would have found your blog prior to our trip. We're going to make The Blackberry House a must-stop attraction, our next time in Tennessee!! Best of luck to you ;)


  13. Good Luck on your new adventure! I love your blog and I'm a new follower!

  14. Congrats Polly. I just saw Gina's post about your new place, so I came over to visit your blog. I know I'm gonna love it, so Im your newest follower. Best of luck on your new venture. I know you'll love being a shop owner. I've had a little shop for several years, and it's so rewarding.
    Candy's Memories
    Lawrenceburg, TN

  15. Polly, I was in your store today - twice! I LOVE it! It is just absolutely beautiful! Full of so many creative, inspired projects! I am so glad that you decided to open in Murfreesboro! I wish you great success! I will be telling my friends about you! Life to the full, Melissa

  16. Congratulations! What a cute house. I'm sure it is the most darling shop inside. Wish I was close enough to visit. I will check out your facebook page. Hope to see you here more though. Have really missed you. I check in every few weeks and now here you are again.

  17. Oh my... off to go check out the FB page... I'm LOVING those small details I see peeking through that picture! Good for you!!!!!


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