My dear friends,
I'd like to imagine that I'm sitting behind a vintage cash register and there is a pot of hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows keeping warm on a wood stove in the corner. There are pretty red velvet curtains hung in the front window and a menagerie of paper snowflakes strung across the shop. I think jingle bells might be hung in a tangle on the front door and there are fresh spruce cuttings in pretty ceramic vases dotted along the shelves.
I imagine Ella Fitzgerald's holiday album is on repeat and I am knitting one very large cashmere scarf to keep me warm this winter. And, let me not forget, a small vintage tray full of gingerbread men rests by the register. Though, it's quite likely, the gingerbread men and the hot chocolate might be in dwindling supply if I am left to fend for myself all afternoon. I mean, who can resist homemade marshmallows? Not me. I cannot resist them. I do hereby declare myself at their mercy.
Maybe one day I will have a pretty little brick and mortar shop. Maybe I will sell vintage housewares and original artwork from my favorite living artists and also all matters of handmade goods and crafts. Yes, I would like that very much. But, in the meantime, I have just added a bunch of items to my Etsy shop and I would like to share them with you. Just pretend there are red velvet curtains in the shop windows and that jingle bells chime when you click on that link, okay? Okay.