Saturday, December 6, 2008


Wow, I had a fantastic boutique today. So many wonderful friends came to support me and I really felt so blessed to be surrounded by them today. My fantastic friends helped me host, prepare food and drinks, and then clean it all up. I have an amazing friend, Sandy, who kept track of all my transactions, collected the money, and packaged up the jewels, I couldn't have done it without her. Many, many thanks to everyone who came today!!! Everyone did something to make the day bright for me in some way.

For anyone planning a boutique for the holidays, a few tips that may help...
1) Put up signs at some of the main intersections nearby. We got quite a few people out for a drive that saw our signs, came by and turned into customers.
2) Advertise in your local paper.
3) Offer incentives for your friends to bring their friends. I organized door prizes with additional entries for bringing friends, making purchases, and rsvp-ing early. We did drawings throughout the day for the door prizes.
4) Offer refreshments so your guest feel comfortable to socialize for a while and stay.

I have more, but I am exhausted....

Susan and I


fernvalley01 said...

Hi ,This is sort of unrelated to your post but, I purchased a few items from your online store one of them being a beautiful green stone charm bracelet with saddles ,bits etc as the charms. I bought it as a gift for my niece,but now seeing it I like it even more . Would you be able t make another like it or do you have one in stock?There is no rush as it is for me and not a gift but I would really like to buy another one. You could let me know through the blog or at
Thanks so much,

TNT2008 said...

Congratulations on the weekend boutique!

LizzyT said...

Congratulations, it sounds you had a really good time and that is such a great idea.

allhorsestuff said...

Wonderful times with Wonderful friends. Glad for the huge succsess!

Zen Ventures said...

This is a good idea! I just wish I had the time to do it. I'll keep this in mind! :) btw, I found u via EC drop

Dorothy said...

This is a great site, thanks for stopping by my site I'll be back. You gave me some good tips for when we decide to sell some grammology t-shirts etc.

Dorothy from grammology

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