We are Open: So how about a tour? Oliver and Rust Vintage Interiors
Thank you to everyone who came out last weekend to celebrate the grand opening of Oliver and Rust Vintage Interiors.
We had a great time, met some great people and started testing out a rhythm of stock leaving and being replaced. Trevor and I were doing a little bit of stressed breathing Saturday morning (not really but we were nervous faced) and my mom was just excited.
We are trying and so far succeeding at finding and hunting down great new stuff on a regular basis to keep everyone hooked both vintage and new.
I have a huge load of vintage goodies already coming with me this morning to be priced from the last weeks sourcing and got news that one of the great candle lines I sourced will be here in the next few days.
For those of you that can't come in from being separated by states or continents or because you were otherwise tied up last weekend, we will do a starter store tour.
A lot of stuff has moved to great new homes already but this is what our store looked like Thursday morning before our soft opening.
our white floors and walls allow all the wonderful tables and shelving to stand out. our display tables are all pieces we have collected over the last few years. the counter is the 11.5 foot oak giant we found in a town nearby and looks perfect in its new place.
this shot also shows a lot of ceiling which is now FLUORESCENTLESS. thank goodness.
we added white track lighting, the huge can lighting over the counter is actually ikea we modified with black paint.
we didn't take advantage of this feature this past weekend because it was busy but i have collected some sturdy baskets to allow people to shop without juggling items in their hands. trevor completely came up with this bobbin holding system for them that makes the shopping baskets look like art.
pipe shelving is very "in" right now. we know it. we needed a 20 foot cabinet/shelving system. do you know what those things cost?
i love gas pipe and have been using it for years now but, it also brings my husband into the store as his career is in hvac. i have been swiping pieces of this stuff from him for quite some time and now he had an excuse to build me something super duper fantastic.
all homes come alive with a little green. my intention is to carry seasonal plants that are generally easy to maintain for people and add that little extra something.
we had a run of the white mini orchids and sold out right away.
AND JUST A REMINDER TO PEOPLE
I will be back tomorrow to share some more photos and vignettes from our opening
Have a great day,