I'm off to Toronto tomorrow morning for 4 days to attend the Canadian Gift and Tableware Show. This is the largest event of it's kind in Canada. I'll be looking for new and exciting items for the store for 2010. I'll also be ordering for Christmas which seems a little crazy I know, but you have to order early or the manufacturers sell out. When I return I'll post some pictures of the show as well as provide a preview of new color trends for 2010 and any new products for spring/summer. Stay tuned.....
Well this is my first attempt at blogging! It's been quite a year and a half for me. I retired from the Federal Government after 34 years and in October 2006, I started a new retail store called "French Vanilla Home and Garden". In July 2007 I launched my store's e-commerce website and now this....blogging! Who would have thought! Has it been challenging?....a bit, stressful?.... some days, rewarding?....most definitely! I love owning my own retail store, filling it with things I love and helping my customers find that perfect item or gift! I am enjoying this new phase of my life and look forward to learning new things, having new adventures and making new friends along the way!