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Sunday, 1 May 2011

Our New Studio Shop

I didn't really believe we could pull it off but with the help of my dream team, Dan and Lara, we managed to clean the entire studio, paint floors & table, put together furniture and set up our new Studio Shop in 3 days!

I love our new studio shop and I hope you will too. Thank you, thank you and thank you to all of our first visitors that came along to the official opening yesterday.

The lucky winner of our guest raffle was Lyn Thomas of Shorncliffe who won a Thea & Sami $100 gift voucher.


These gorgeous native flowers were a congratulatory gift from Dan and I received another lovely bunch of flowers from my sister-in-law Robina; thank you to both of you.

A few visitors asked where the storage boxes came from. You will find the STUVA range in the children's department at IKEA. They're quite sturdy for adults to sit on and I plan to have some foam seating cut and covered for the tops of them.

Voyt, my handsome and ever supporting partner, was the official greeter and mingled with guests. That's Linda with her back to us and you can see images of Dan and I doing our screen-printing demo over at her blog. You can see more images at Kylie's and Julie's blog too.

Lara brought her lovely mum Annette along and managed to score of our lovely peacock lampshades and bases by doing so. We have many more lampshades in the store and will take custom-orders for any fabric or shade size you choose.

Well, the team is exhausted so we are taking a little break this week. Even now, I am blogging from the studio because a part on the textile dryer is being replaced.

Don't worry if you didn't make to the Opening as we plan to be open every Saturday from 10.00 am until 3.00 pm for now or by appointment at other times. Call me. You will find us at Unit 1, 6 Jones Road, Capalaba (or Birkdale on some maps).

We are now open Fridays too! From 10.00 am - 4.00 pm.


27 comments:

Lisa said...

Your shop looks beautiful. You must feel so proud :)

designed to a T said...

Thea the shop looks FANTASTIC! Congrats on all the hard work. I'm back in Toowoomba and Brissy for work in June, so I'll stop by and see you...T

Felicity said...

Oh Thea it looks fantastic - congratulations to you and the team.

I love the image of your tea towels hanging in the front window - the light is perfection.

It's terrific to see Voyt up and about and it must be such a joy for him to be able to share in all of this with you.

Best wishes for all that is to come with you wonderful shop.

xx Felicity

Karen said...

Your studio looks fab! So glad your opening was a success. Am sad I missed it but look forward to meeting you at a course real soon. Congrats Thea, Voyt, Dan, Lara and Co
xxK

chris hobel said...

Oh I will have to move back to Gumdale , your shop looks amazing, you two are an inspiration , all the best , you deserve it

Meg and Mum's said...

Wow Thea the shop looks amazing! You gotta be chuffed with that :)

Make mine Mid-Century said...

Your new shop looks beautiful! So delightful. You should be very proud of it and your team of tireless workers!

Hooray!

Lily said...

Love your shop - it is so beautiful!

Lara said...

It looks great Thea, amazing achievement in 3 days! I look forward to see it grow and hopefully I can come and visit one day soon.

Posie Patchwork said...

Insanely impressed, you did that SO quickly!! You are a woman on a mission. How sweet of Dan, flowers, i married a boy from this neighbourhood, they breed them with manners. Oh I can't believe it's the same place i was in a week earlier.
Love the window boxes, awesome, storage heaven & seating too, brilliant. Congratulations Thea, love Posie

Naturally Carol said...

Congratulations the shop has been decorated amazingly. I love that the look of your shop now matches the fresh and stylish look of your fabric designs!

le@thirdontheright said...

it all looks wonderful - congrats to you and the team - just divine ! love it all - best le xox

Jenny said...

Well done Thea, congrats to you and the team on a lovely shop. ;-)

sue said...

congrats Thea - all that hard work has paid off - the store looks beaut! If I am ever up your way I will definitely call in - so inviting!
x
sue

And So I Whisper said...

Wonderful Thea! It looks great. Love the display, the colors, the furniture, the painted floor, the light... everything. Wish I was closer to be able to go... one day!

Tiff said...

I am absolutely thrilled for you! I had heard how fantastic the space was and it looks amazing now you have worked your magic!!!!! I can't wait to come up and see it!!!! I will make you my first stop next time I come up!!!! Congratulations!!!!!! X

theoldboathouse said...

Congrats Thea and all the team. You have worked so so hard and although this year got off to a rocky start I am so happy it seems like blue skies from here on...yippy!! Hope to visit soon xx Katherine

BeachVintage.com said...

Congratulations Thea...everything looks amazing. I am writing from the shop today whilst wrapping some of your beautiful tea towels for a customer to give their mum next weekend. xx

Anna Bartlett said...

Congrats Thea! What an achievement! Will definitely drop in when I'm next in the area.

Leni said...

Cool!

Exquisite Accessories said...

Yay you did it!! Wel ldone Thea, so pleased for you I am coming down to Brissy in June so will give you a call so we can meet up if poss!! x

Tracey said...

Everything looks (and sounds) amazing ... I was so sorry to miss the 'grand opening event', but I really look forward to catching up with you for a visit very soon.
xx

Catherine Lowe said...

well done thea! a huge congratulations - looks awesome xo

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yardage girl said...

It looks amazing Thea - you should be very proud. You're living the textile design dream!! Apologies for not commenting sooner - playing a bit of blog catchup! Enjoy your beautiful space! Nic

Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...

Congratulations!! Everything looks wonderful....the space, the light, and most of all -- your beautiful fabrics! Best of luck with this new endeavor....Gloria

pve design said...

oh what a sweet shop. love some of your designs.
pve

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