This year the shop will be closed for July 4th. I have been getting so many new things in that I need one day to recover and spend it with the family. I hope you all enjoy a beautiful day to make some great memories and stay safe. Regular hours on the 3rd and 5th. Blessings, Jo.
Today is a beautiful rainy Sunday in Sumner. We have such amazing customers that come out and support our shop and all the other local businesses that we decided today was a great day to run a quick surprise Customer Appreciation Day! Rain can never stop a Thank You! Today we are blessing shoppers with refreshments and sales. Storewide sales are happening all over and it has been a wonderful day. Thank you for all the vendors that have participated and to all our customers that stopped by to say "HI". Thank you and Happy Hunting. Jo
One show is done and another one is on the books for May 11th and 12th. I love being at the shop, but I also love being able to be a vendor at shows. It gives me a chance to be away and be creative. To display new merchandise that has yet to be at the shop. To visit with new clients, and old friends. Be sure to check out The Event Page and come and see us at Farm & Frills this next weekend. Happy Mother's Day too.
Back by popular demand is our most requested night of the year. Retail Therapy Night for Sumner Merchants, and HAGGLE NIGHT here at Off the Beaten Path. This very special night is a blast. All of our vendors are here at their booths or showcases from 5 pm to 7 pm on April 21st. They are here for you. You can barter, haggle, or dicker to your delight with our vendors. Don't worry if you are not comfortable with bartering WE are here to help you. Truck loads of merchandise is headed this way for this amazing ONE NIGHT only event. No tickets needed!
Spring cleaning brings Spring changes. So, what can you expect here at Off the Beaten Path? You can expect an amazing amount of Rebel Junk paint products and furniture. Winter months can make it hard to paint and re-purpose items. But warmer days promise many more days to work on projects. Watch for vendors to continue to bring in painted pieces. Also, as Spring comes in you will find vintage farm and garden starts to hit the floor here. I have a primitive dealer that will bring in a garden section over the next month, so stay tuned for that. Last big thing to look forward to would be the Spring Special Events. Be sure to check out the Calendar Events Page for a detailed list. Please feel free to give a call if you have any additional questions.
These days are full of many blessings. I ran through the shop and took one picture from each vendor. I chose my favorite item in each vendors booth. With an entire store to pick from it can be a lot of merchandise. I didn't choose based on cost or display. Just an item I liked and would possibly buy. Enjoy my favorites. They are the first pictures under New Arrivals.
I want to blog a bit personal today. I want to say how blessed I feel as a small business owner. Everyday that I come to work and greet customers in my shop I am blessed. I am blessed to have shoppers and I hope they feel blessed as well. Everyday I work with vendors I am blessed with their thoughts, stories and ideas. This job is a collaboration from all areas. Everyday I go home blessed and tired. But blessed. I can do what I choose to do each day, I can be creative, be a voice in community events, and a host in my shop. I can build displays and post on-line. I am my own boss. I am a cancer survivor and I suffer from migraines. But I am blessed. I watch my granddaughter one day a week. And often I work 6 days a week. But, I excel in these areas because I am blessed. Please know that I appreciate all the times you read my blog, come into my shop, read my Facebook posts, or call the shop. You bless me. Thank you! Thank you for supporting me. Thank you for supporting my vendors. Thank you for supporting our community. Thank You!
I hope this day finds you well and happy. As you know we are getting ready for the Big Luck O' the Irish Event on March 17th. I have been bringing in loads of great things. I have a new window display ready to go. I will try to post it, painted in the subtle blue of Lakeside and did a bit of Espresso too. Matching that up with the new white Cloudy Day. You will love these colors. I have already sold out of the Lakeside, but I have others that are a great fit and Lakeside is on order. Stay tuned for pictures. Can't post yet, still waiting on the finished look.
Spring is awesome for Shopping in Sumner! We have some amazing events on the March calendar. And the sun is sure to come out and warm us up. I must have some nice warm days to complete all the paint projects I have piled up all over my house. It would be nice to quit walking around all of them. Now, when you stop by the shop I did manage to paint behind the counter and two really amazing pieces in the last can of the Lakeside Rebel Junk Paint. Come see what you think of this color. I will submit an order in March.
I have been collecting things for as long as I can remember. This is a dream job.