Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Shop Update: Sparkles and Sales Goals

October wasn't a super month for business, so I'm pressing the metaphorical reset button. I've spent this week regrouping and adding more stuff to both shops--and I don't know if there was some magical fairy dust sprinkled on me or what, but things are already picking up. As of Monday I reached my yearly sales goal for Oh Nostalgia (and then sold two more things yesterday--holler!), and now I'm only 10 sales away from doing the same thing in Little White Chapel.

So while I'm doing all of this shop-related stuff, I thought I'd go ahead and give out my holiday coupon code early. HOLIDAYS25 gets you 25% off in either shop. And if you're buying a gift, I can make the box look extra pretty for ya. Just drop me a note at checkout.

In terms of the new goodies, there's this antique gold ring. I find it distractingly awesome. Not just because the filigree is gorgeous, but I'm dorking out about the Gryffindor colors.

Vintage Gold Ring, $75

On the sleeker side of the coin, here are some sterling silver chandelier earrings with pear-shaped crystals:

Chandelier Earrings, $27

And I've had the idea of doing choose-your-letter bridal party necklaces for a few months, and I'm finally getting to it.  So far I only have them in silver, but might carry brass, too, if people are into it:

Personalized Bridesmaid Necklace, $14

Also, this is my new picture-taking setup! It finally occurred to me to put white foam board in the sun room. Duh, Paige. You have a natural light box attached to the house.

Is anybody else coming out of a slow phase? What do you work on when that happens? Have you been adding things to your shop? How are you gearing up for the holidays? If you have a coupon code you want to share, feel free to leave it in the comments!


  1. Fantastic!! I really like stamped metal jewelry, but I LOVE the ring and earrings too! Congrats on making your sales goal- that is totally awesome and I hope you hit it in your other shop soon!

  2. You are just the most awesome. That is all.

  3. Oh I'm glad to hear you've already caught up and are seeing some success! Lovely new items too!

  4. Taking photos in your sun room sounds awesome. I'm still struggling to find the right location in this house. We have windows in every room, but some areas stay weirdly dark regardless of time of day, position of sun, etc. Anyhoo, I'm thinking I need to hit reset on some things too. Congrats on reaching your goal with Oh Nostalgia! :)

  5. Love that you set up a little photo-taking area in your sun room! I always take photos in my living room because I have giant windows to bring in loads of light!

  6. October has been notoriously slow for both of my businesses ever since they opened. And November always picks up. Love the new goodies and congrats on exceeding your sales goal!

  7. I guess you can say I'm a really slow phase since opening my shop. Although since I have started school again and working full time I'm not completely upset about it. I have tried adding a few items but I thinking of starting up a sale to get rid of some of the "fall" items and bring in some winter/spring stuff.

  8. I love the personalized necklaces! You know me and custom options :)
    I try to work on getting things listed when things are slow. Or play with new designs :)

  9. Oh wow, I love that vintage ring!!!

  10. Congratulations!!! my views and sales have tanked but I must admit not spending too much time and effort on my shop right now. I am getting inspired by Christmas though...