Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Goody's Going Out of Business.......Precious Scraps Going In..........

Our local Goody's, as well as others around the US, is going out of business and Precious Scraps is going into business.........well, I guess you could say we are growing. I have had a Home-Based Business for a year and a half now and it has grown considerably. My husband Larry and I decided to take it on-line but the process has proved more daunting that we initially thought. We are still working on the process so it will come, it may just take a little longer than we expected. Hopefully within 3 months or so. We made another major decision......................... We are opening a Retail Store. We have decided to build so it will take some time but we will be breaking ground this year. Wow, that scares me just typing it. So many decisions to make, how much square footage, what type of building, what to stock (that's the fun part) and many, many more decisions. I have appreciated all of your input on an on-line store and welcome the same for a retail store. I will try to meet all of your wishes as you have some great suggestions.

One of the things we have out of the way for the coming store is our fixtures. As I said above, Goody's is going out of business and we have taken advantage of that. We have purchased enough fixtures, tables, and shelving to probably stock 3 stores. Several of my dear friends on the Papertrey Ink forum have asked for photos so this is for them. We may or may not use all of these but we have them just in case and I don't have to purchase new (expensive) displays.....


These are actually not from Goody's but from a video store that went out of business. I purchased 3 of these. The shelves are on both sides and ends and are adjustable. I am thinking great shelves to display 12x12 paper.








These are Nesting Tables from Goody's. I have 3 sets of these. I think these will be good for display tables and cropping area tables. They are the perfect height to put paper trimmers and such on in a work area. They are very sturdy and all maple finished.















This (left) is a four sided slat board display unit (on wheels). I purchased 4 of these as well as all the hooks that go on them. They will be used for everything and anything. I love these, they were my favorite find. Below is another unit that I purchased two of, again slat board. These need a little TLC but will work beautifully.

















This unit is two sided and has eight red shelves that go on each side. I have 3 of these units. They also came with bars that go across the length that I can use to hang things on if I don't want to use shelves. I figure I can change these out as merchandise changes. I really like the red and maple together. (see those white shelves leaning against the wall to the right of the red unit, we bought over 100 of those. Don't ask me why so many, I think my husband wants to build some storage sheds or something of that nature).




This is a photo of the maples shelves I bought for the store as well as the red shelves for the unit above. the red shelves are curved around the front edge. We also have some red shelves like the white ones above. All together, maple, red and white shelves, I would say we have over 250 shelves. A bargain is a bargain and is hard to pass up. You may see an ad for shelves for sale............... I MUST give a shout out to my darling husband who has worked tirelessly over the past 3 weeks and making numerous round trips loading and unloading all of this. We are both exhausted. I love you honey.

And last but not least.....................


Here is another Goody's find. The first day my husband and I were there I looked over and saw this shirt. I HAD to have it. It was only a week after Papertrey's July Release that included the wonderful stamp set Wise Owl by Alli Miles. I love this set and can't wait to use it. This shirt made me instantly think of my set of stamps.

Ok, that's it for now. I hope you enjoyed looking at the pics and are excited as I am about the future of Precious Scraps. Thank you for all your love and support. Beverly

7 comments:

Claire Brennan said...

Good woman - what a great find - It all looks in good shape too!! I am so excited for you - I know it's going to work out just great - can't wait to hear that your online is up and running!! - God Bless.

Monica said...

WOOHOO!! I cant wait to go SHOPPING at P.S Bev !!!!


Best Wishes!
~Monica~

IamDerby said...

So cool Bev!! What deals you got! Where are you storing all this stuff? Your garage?

The Stampin' Soldier said...

OH! Big hugs! I'm SOOOO excited for you. I can't wait to see what you do. You're always rockin' everything you do! I want to be at the ribbon cutting!

Anonymous said...

You made out like a bandit. Good for you.. I'm so excited for you..

Kim

Serendipity said...

You're going to do great Beverly! I wish you lived near me!

~Pam
(prhansen on PTI!)

Mary K said...

How exciting Beverly. It has to be like watching your dreams come true right before your eyes. I'm sure you have a way to go, but it's getting closer and closer now and having something concrete, like your fixtures is a major stepping stone.