• Kara Lynn Richardson

New at the Shop #6: We're Back Y'all!

 

Hello everyone!

 

These last few weeks have been hard, and I know we haven’t been as active online as we normally are. If you’ve been following us on Instagram or Facebook, you know that my mom has spent a few days in the hospital at the beginning of November. She’s out and she’s doing better, but when you have a loved one that you’re that close to go into the hospital, especially for something serious, it puts life and other things into perspective. So, while I know our commitment to our business is strong and we are glad to see it growing, I will always put family first. And for last month, we had to take a breather.

But as soon as November 30th hit, we had our first pop-up for the holiday season. On Saturday, we were at The Boho Market at Dallas Farmers Market selling our vintage, up-cycled, and handmade finds. It was a beautiful day, with the storms clearing out right after 9:00 a.m.  And people came out and supported small business in a big way, finding vintage jackets and accessories, as well as home décor and other fun pieces. We left the day having met so many cool people, and as always, the Dallas Farmers Market did not disappoint when it came to food. We ate tacos from Taqueria La Ventana and ice cream from Coolhaus (chocolate chip for Sam and the cannoli one for me). The woman working there even remembered my son from our last event there in October! And he’s really starting to come out of his shell, talking with more of the customers and spending time helping me to bag and wrap purchases. Don’t get me wrong, he’s helped me with so much of the heavy lifting (literally). But if you’ve ever been around a strong-willed teenager, you know that getting them to break out of their shell is hard, if not impossible. You have to allow them to do it in their own way and in their own time. 

On Sunday, we popped up at the Dallas Farmers Market to sell our handmade and up-cycled pieces. I was immediately floored by the positive response to our product and art! We sold several of our Affirmation Tees and I even got encourage a customer to own the truth of their personal affirmations. Maybe one day I’ll write a blog post about why I started creating affirmations that you wear on a t-shirt. But all I’ll say is that when you really start to understand who you are-who God says you are-then the opinions of other will matter less and less.

 

 

We have some pretty full weekends for the next few until Christmas. Here is our schedule for the week ending 12/8/2019:

 

12/7/2019 Holiday Local Maker Pop-Up Event at West Elm Dallas 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

12/8/2019 Holiday Market at the Dallas Farmers Market 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

And for November 30th-December 31st, we'll be donating 10% of our total earnings to the American Cancer Society, an organization dear to our hearts and our experiences. For more information on these events, visit our EVENTS page. In the meantime, if you have any questions, or just want to stop and say hi, feel free to email us at contactus@createdandrestored.com. As always, have a great week and we’ll talk to you soon!

XO,

Kara