After months of searching we have finally found our new headquarters. It’s small and in the most unlikely of places but, I love it and I hope y’all will too. Its located in the teeny-tiny (seriously tiny, don’t blink kind of tiny ) Downtown Ocoee. I’m sure everyone has heard of it right? I wouldn’t call it a booming town center at all, but its quaint and charming (lest I remind you that I see potential in things that no one else does…duh… I’m a junker) but none the less, I think it does. Call me a daydream believer if you may, but it’s there, I tell ya.
Anyhoo…we were driving around looking for leasable space when we turned down a street that I have never been down. I spotted this little building and said look! Its perfect. It didn’t have any signage saying it was available, so I assumed it wasn’t.
There was also a space with big storefront windows and a turquoise (fave color) ceiling that was a pawn shop, although I had never seen it open in the year I’ve been here. I went to ask about a storefront and I described what I was looking for …a workshop space with a small showroom area…and most important…AC. Guess where he took me? The little building I mentioned earlier. Now a normal person would have said yes, this is perfect, but of course I like to complicate matters so I asked to looked at the storefront location as well. I pondered it a couple of days and finally my friend said “I’m giving you until the end of the week to make a decision.” Basically she was saying. “I’m tired of hearing you talk about it, get it done!!”
So I took my friend and personal advisor (aka Jules) to see both spaces and do you know what she said? “Well clearly the studio is the one, duh!” At that point all the stars aligned and the angels sang and I was hurdling headlong into another big adventure, but not too big. I have very consciously tried to keep my big dreams from becoming overwhelming ones, as they have in the past. This time I’m going for manageable dreams.
So here it is…manageable…well, sort of…we all know that I can over complicate anything, but I’m really going to try to keep it simple…a studio that I can work from to supply all of my vintage booths and a place that I can host occasional sales. Yep, and I’m going to invite some of my other friends that are vintage dealers, artists and jewelry makers and we are going to throw some major shin-digs Ocoee style, lol.
As you can see I’ve done a little painting already. It needed a girls touch and a little bit of turquoise!