Never say never. I learned that years ago not long after I started buying, selling and designing with vintage and antique finds. So true, partly, because you never know when inspiration will strike. You never know if you’ll ever have the chance again. And you just never know when you’ll change your mind. So when I closed the doors on Garden Style Living’s brick and mortar nearly two years ago, I knew better than to say: “I’ll never open those doors again.” Cause guess what. I just couldn’t stay away . . .
I miss all of you too much. I miss having an inspiring space for my aesthetic. I miss walking through the doors and seeing all of my finds mingling so happily together. And I miss my house looking like my house and not a storage unit : ) But most of all, I’ll say it again, I miss all of you . . . the conversations, the comradery and the loving support.
Not long ago, I started looking for a warehouse-only building until one day I got a call from the owner of my new location. I had heard through the grapevine that the business owner who occupied the space was moving on from her charming property. At that point, I never even considered making it GSL’s new home (for so many reasons). But then I got a call from the property’s owner, who happens to be one of my favorite design clients, asking if I’d be interested in taking it over. When I got that call, from out of the blue, my gut immediately said YES.
One-twenty-six Camp Lane is where you’ll find me. You may know that address well by now as the former spot for Voila Interior Style: the store I founded and created nearly 10 years ago, which Susan Wagner purchased from me in 2011. Susan poured her heart and soul into that business, and did a wonderful job. Still, she decided to move on . . . for now, and she left behind a space to fill with treasures. So here I go again. But this time I know better. I know there will be ups and downs, exhausting days, strings of early mornings and sleepless nights. But this time I also know shopkeeping is in my blood for better and worse. Having a home for Garden Style Living makes me happy, and it’s been incredibly uplifting to hear from so many of you (through calls, texts and emails) that you feel the same. Those kind words over my break meant more to me than you will ever know.
So . . . let’s kick this brick and mortar re-opening off with a bang. OPEN HOUSE PARTY!! Please come out to visit on Friday, October 6 from 6:30 pm until 9:30 pm. You may have received your invitation through snail mail already. 20% OFF YOUR ENTIRE PURCHASE, TOO, which extends through Saturday, October 7 from 11 am until 4 pm. CLOSED SUNDAY FOR RE-STOCKING (which will be, hopefully, be necessary . . . hahaha). I can’t wait to get this party started!! 126 CAMP LANE, MCMURRAY PA 15317 — GOOGLE MAPS BRINGS YOU TO MY DOOR. ***WE WILL NOT BE OPEN FOR BUSINESS UNTIL THE DOORS ARE OPEN FOR THE OPEN HOUSE *** I need every minute to finish : )
Hope to see you then, Mary