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The store is FULL!! Seriously brimming to the ceiling with amazing treasures πŸ™‚ I am thrilled to have the moving done and now getting to play with the set up. Tomorrow starts the vacuuming and clean up.

I’m providing all the ways you can follow Vintage Green on social media. I’m using Facebook/Instagram/Pinterest for pictures of the store/treasures. I’m also going to start using my Twitter account. I’ll ONLY use twitter if McCoy and I are going to be at the store on days that I didn’t publish as Open-Store days. Every month I will publish all my scheduled days – so if you want the pop-ins – be sure to follow on Twitter.

Super excited for the grand opening and would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see you there πŸ™‚

Blessings, Joyce

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Moved In!

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All moved in! Two cargo vans full, 11 trips with my car, four cars from my booth at the antique mall, six trips for large furniture (thank you Tom and your truck), help from my cousin, my son, my husband and friends…..and everything is at my store. (Bad thing? I think I may need a larger place!!)

Now the store is in paths…..tomorrow starts the set up. Thank you for friends who are willing to help with this! My parents come next week to help wash, wipe and polish everything. A dear friend is coming to paint my signs on the door.

Seriously, I am SO blessed by people who support my dream. And, I am thankful to share it with each of you πŸ™‚

Blessings my friends! Joyce

Grand Opening Week

Grand Opening Week

Mark your calendars! Save the dates! Please say you will come <3 I'm excited to share my dream with all of you! AND I thank you in advance for sharing these dates, information, and inviting your friends to come along! Looking forward to it πŸ™‚ 7 North Seventh, Grand Haven, MI

April 1 – No Foolin’ :)

Not an April Fool’s Day Joke! I get the keys to my store on April 1, 2015!!

My to-do list just went crazy πŸ™‚ This is my last month at the antique mall, so I need to sell, move and clean out my space there. (I’m working on the 17th at the mall and will be offering crazy sales that day! Mark your calendars!!) I’m also making a long list (and if you know me I really use lists) of things I need to get, do, paint, cover, touch up, set up, display……not to mention I finally have enough space at the store to empty my basement and garage. (Dan is thrilled to get HIS garage back)

Because having a store of my own has been a long-time item on my bucket list I am super excited to put together all the details and frills! The details are fun to plan πŸ™‚ And I’ve been storing some amazing things for over a year that I can haul out and use.

Right now I’m planning an open house toward the end of April. It will give me time to get everything painted and cleaned out (nope – the orange and purple paint are not staying!!), and everything hung and displayed. Please stay connected for the dates.

And in the meantime..I would love your prayers:) and would you share my store plans with your friends. I thank you in advance for your support and love of Vintage Green (and me!!) And I look forward to seeing you at my grand opening <3

It’s in the details


Starting up anything can be expensive. So, while I am out hunting, finding and gathering treasures I’ve been collecting supplies needed to run my store. Β Obviously I’m looking for green <3 .

Paper holders, trays, bins for writing tools and office supplies, storage bins that will hold seasonal decor, a few permanent items that will be needed for display and fun store personality πŸ™‚ Β I have also purchased a few chairs, coffee table, lamp and coffee cups for when friends stop by! Β Sure hoping to see all of you often πŸ™‚

There are a few possibilities that I am following up on……and praying one of this is what I need. Β Certainly hoping to have a great, big open house celebration soon – and certainly hoping you will stop by <3

Gathering Infrastructure


As I look for my own space I’m also gathering items I will need to run to store……in particular cabinets, check-out counter, wrapping table, storage bins……and, of course, I am looking for green <3

I found this crusty, rusty, metal cabinet in the garage at an estate sale. My immediate thought was check-out counter!! The open space allows for baskets that will store wrapping paper, bags, supplies needed at the counter. Next step is to majorly clean this baby. It will certainly require cleaning supplies and elbow grease!

Once I have found my store location the next step is to sweet talk my hubby into building a base for the cabinet!! It’s a little too short and needs some extra height. Don’t tell Dan if you see him that I am plotting a surprise for him πŸ™‚

We’re in for an amazing adventure <3

In 2015…….

I’ve always loved “used” stuff….the old, chippy, tells a story kind of stuff. I’ve also always been a thrifter, a junker!! For years these talents combined for my home, the homes of my family and anyone who would tell me what they were looking for πŸ™‚

Four years ago I stuck my toe in the “selling” waters, and I rented a space at the Spring Lake Antique Mall. My first space was a 10X10 – today I have three times that space. And now…I’m sticking my whole leg in to the ‘selling” waters. I’m looking for my own building, my own space πŸ™‚

Stay tuned as I hunt for the perfect building (in Grand Haven or Spring Lake)….and check having my own store off my bucket list!! Excited (and a little nervous!!) to be on this journey πŸ™‚