2020 was quite the year for everyone. Most notably for me, the pandemic (and flood (again)) led to the closure of my brick+mortar shop: Vintage in Bloom.
Those first few months were really REALLY hard emotionally. I felt like I failed. Our shop was a place for our community to gather. A place to inspire. A place to be creative. And then it was gone.
When we decided it was better to close than to hemorrhage what little money we had left in the business; we knew it was what we both needed financially, mentally, and emotionally. We needed to be home. We needed one less thing to worry about.
And you guys continued to show up. You showed up in our inbox with incredibly kind and supportive messages. You showed up for the live sales as we liquidated what we had left. We’ve forged so many friendships (including the one we have with each other and the other incredible ladies who worked with us) in that little shop and for that I am so grateful.
I thought having the shop would allow me to do what I love – and it did. But in that, I found something else that I didn’t know I needed.
I’m excited for 2021. I know I’m not allowed to say that because of the complete s-storm that was 2020, but I am. I’m optimistic for a new year in a way I never have been before.
Vintage in Bloom will go on – virtually for now – but who knows about the future. I’m just glad you guys are still here.