For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you may already know that my husband and I recently opened up a new shop called Homestead. I’ve been particularly quiet about this new endeavor on my Facebook page and haven’t yet mentioned it here. I’m not really sure why, I wasn’t trying to keep this journey a secret, I think it was more about being nervous that if I mentioned it before the doors opened I would jinx it or something. It’s also so surreal that we now own not one but two businesses here in New Orleans. Mrs. Vintage has been the most rewarding and creative work I’ve ever done, and everyday I feel blessed that I get to actually dedicate myself full time to my own business. Homestead feels very much the same for me, and having a brick and mortar shop is another dream I can’t believe has come true. The best part is, Mrs. Vintage and Homestead are in the same building!
It’s hard to put into words the sense of pride and accomplishment I feel when I drive up to the shop and see both our signs hanging out front. For some reason those silly little pieces of painted wood mean the world to me. They represent all the hard work, blood (I ended up in urgent care getting a tetanus shot after one particularly hard day of vintage shopping), sweat, and tears (of joy and discouragement) that have gone into building these brands. They are a symbol and a reminder of how far we’ve come. I mean, I started Mrs. Vintage out of the spare bedroom of our house just a year and a half ago. So thank you to all the wedding professionals, planners, florists, photographers, event producers, caterers, and of course my lovely brides who came to see my pieces in my home at first, then stuck with me when we moved into a larger (but very hot and gross) storage facility, and finally now as we get to chat in a beautiful, air-conditioned showroom.
To show my appreciation we are giving away a pack of six AMAZING letterpress ‘merci beaucoup’ greeting cards, created and pressed right here in NOLA by The Grove Street Press. These lovely ladies are incredibly creative and insanely clever- I mean just take a look at their lagniappe card! I sent this to my parents (who live in California and had never heard of the word lagniappe) and they just loved it! The Grove Street Press has some celebrating to do as well, they just opened up their new shop in the CBD on St. Joseph Street! If you can’t make it downtown, we sell a wide variety of their work in Homestead as well.
To enter the giveaway simply “like” The Grove Street Press and Homestead on Facebook and come back here and comment below with who you need to give thanks to. We will be picking the winner at random this Thursday morning at 8AM! Be sure and get your comment in before then!
And now for the giveaway….
Be sure and like both pages on Facebook and comment below! Good luck!!