Friday, September 16, 2011

Dream Shop: The First Thrift Core B&M Presentation

I was invited to present on the Thrift Core Brick & Mortar at the Jacksonville chapter of AIGA'S "Morning Leak"! (Thank you for the invite Stephanie!) It was my first public presentation for the Brick and Mortar and it was incredibly exciting to share our plans with creatives and graphic designers in Jacksonville.

I could feel the enthusiasm and I even made a heartfelt connection with a college student director that I hope to collaborate with on student art shows. Nicole and I bought in vintage finds from our personal collection to paint the picture of the merchandise our vintage shop will carry, and I chatted about our community-oriented vision.

I ended our presentation by encouraging everyone to never stop believing in their dreams and passions. I'm confident in sharing this tip for success. It may sound like hopeful and improbable rubbish; but dreams come true when you never stop thinking about them and believing in them! It won't happen overnight, but I promise, the pieces will fall together naturally because when your dream is always in front of you, you're always working for it!

The right people will feel your passion and gravitate to you.
This tribe will help you make the dream a reality.
Don't stop reaching for the stars!

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  1. Tonia: The group of vintage pictured represent our personal favorites :) We bought out the best to paint the picture of our shop.

  2. Love that!!! The right people will feel your passion! Make it happen. :)

  3. So excited for you guys! Can't wait to see how things develop! And is that a Butterfly Gold syrup dispenser/creamer in that pic?? That's the pattern I collect, you know. :)

  4. Parsimonia: I do believe it is ;) We'll continue to share the story every little step of the way. We're so excited!


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