Sweet Saturday Thoughts

Saturday, January 10, 2009


One of our customers, Debby, who discovered us at the 2007
Country Living fair found a home for one of our favorite things-
this swan "floating on water".
Debby is a customer who understands the quirkiness of
McMaster & Storm. Her collection of purchases always
reflects what we are truly about, different things
that add a spark & a
touch of uniqueness to a home.
Plus we always enjoy good conversation as well.
We hope to keep in touch with them
through the future going-ons of McMaster & Storm!

Gary & Debby brought us each a potted rose in a darling
pink pot----we hurried and did a collection of
Valentine-y colors at home with this plant!
Very inspirational and colorful during this ho-hum
time of winter in Ohio. Thank you also for
the very humbling note you tucked in our plants.
We appreciate your thoughtfulness!
K&D


Now this picture of these gals---the live, love scrap gals
has a story as well. They are retailers and we have enjoyed collaborating on
ideas about retail. They are moving to a
smaller building with character and I believe will become a very unique scrap booking boutique that will
inspire and not be a typical scrapbooking store. We hope to do some events with
them. They are always a lot of fun when they come in.
They also get our paper/vintage/odd things addiction!!!


Since we have announced our closing of the brick & mortar store
we have spoken across the country to retailers and the impact the retail
life has on us. We all want to do what we love, enjoy family, and lead a fulfilling life. Each of us works to find equilibrium and sometimes pull back when one
aspect is out of balance, (i.e. spending time with family).
There is always a solution and even if it means closing & finding other
ways to lead a fulfilling life. Believe me we can't wait for the next chapter of McMaster & Storm,
we'll keep you posted on the blog!

{icy weather, questionable road conditions. Store may or may not be open depending on the weather today, please call to verify, 10th of Jan sorry}

3 comments:

THE BLISSFUL said...

Hi, girls--

I'm typing from {relatively} balmy Atlanta while back home in Ohio, I hear we have between 8 and 10 inches on the ground. Are you girls thoroughly snowbound down in Greenville?

The ATL show has been a good one, much fresher than last January's...or maybe it's me that feels fresher. Every shop owner reading this post can relate to what you express about finding equilibrium. I wrote in my own post today about getting my groove back and how the constant quest that IS this business can get exhausting, and then I click onto your blog and see you're singing a related tune. We all know how it is.

Can't wait to chat with you when I return from this trip. I am sure we will have some stories to swap.

Talk to you soon!

--Abby

Lil said...

I really like all your projects and I can't wait to get back to my room from http://roomstogrowusa.web12.hubspot.com/hobbyrooom/ and see what I can come up with!

Lil said...

I really like all your projects and I can't wait to get back to my room from http://roomstogrowusa.web12.hubspot.com/hobbyrooom/ and see what I can come up with!