When it's a particular Season or Celebration and I don't Style for it I always feel like something is missing and it strips down the Holiday or Season for me. Sorry about the stripping down pun, but these fabulous Nudes just had to make it into this Post and be somehow made relevant, since I completely forgot about the Images last year when I captured them and they never made it into a Post! *LOL*
And another flood of Memories that comes back around Summertime every year is that it is the Season it all began and I stepped out and rented my first Retail Space in our Antique Mall when it first Opened it's doors in our Neighborhood. I had visited the other location in Phoenix for well over a decade and Loved going there. It just felt right when the one so close to Home opened... like a "Sign" that it was Time... even though I was nervous about doing something I'd never done before and didn't know how long it might last or how well my Space might be Received? The only Inventory I even had at first was what I was gleening from Home as the Great Edit and Purge began in earnest in an attempt to downsize and cull the Found Treasures that had accumulated over a Lifetime.
I had soaked in how it should be done and what I wanted it to look like from the numerous Favorite Haunts I'd frequented for years and Enjoyed the Styling, Inspiration and Inventory of. And of coarse you always have your own Vision of what you want to do and what you'd like to eventually Offer your Customers... and that is continuously Evolving over time and as I get better at it. And I don't begrudge my small beginnings because it has been Manageable... and Fun... and so what if I haven't always Managed to come up with a "Holiday or Seasonal Theme on Steroids" to blow everyone away. *LOL* Maybe one day I will... and my Blog Post then shall Commemorate it! *Smiles*