I haven't been able to post a "work week" post in quite a long time! With the madness of my move and the shops move - there wasn't really a moment to sit down and enjoy all the work that's been done there! Twelve Chairs used to be a lofty shop in the Fort Point neighborhood of Boston. Miggy and Roisin joke about how the shop used to have so little in it that they used to have to tell customers that it was a shop. They've come a long way in a little over 3 years.
I joined the team almost a year ago, and since then we've moved our shop to the South End neighborhood of Boston. With the chaos of the move and our quick re-opening, our original merchandising was based on the thought, "if it fits, it works". We've recently had a few days to make things work a little better. Although the shop didn't look bad by any means, we were happy to have more cohesive displays throughout the shop.
Above, you'll see the area behind our cashwrap. I'm excited to share this because it was about 70% executed by me! Weeeee! It's funny - the longer you work with someone, the better you work together. Miggy, Roisin and I have learned that we work best together....but not all at once. We'll each spend about 15 minutes on something before passing it along to the next person and so on and so forth. That way, we get more areas completed and not all of us are staring at the same thing and competing with each others ideas.
I'm obsessed with our little Curio-Cabinet. It's a nook full of hidden treasures and vintage finds. There's a little brass crab, turtle, and these bookends that are heavier than my cat. Also, that vintage ship print is to die for. It's one of my favorites.
We're always changing things around the shop. As Miggy and Roisin bring in new vintage finds, we rotate things around the shop to find them new homes. A few of the fixtures will never move, but being in a much smaller space means that we have to freshen the look of the shop much more often. It's exciting if you ask me! I love having a hands on job. It keeps my mind working, and keeps me out of my seat. I can stare at the same e-mails and create lists all day....but I enjoy actually making changes that everyone notices. Ahhh - my job is fabuloso.