And so, In 2018, Pickadilly Garden was born...
Why Wood Signs?
When I decided to embark on this new creative venture in 2018, I carefully considered the type of products I wanted to make. After much contemplation, I chose to specialize in crafting wood signs. Why, you may ask? Well, one of the main reasons was the ease of shipping compared to furniture. Wood signs are compact and lightweight, making them a perfect choice for online sales and shipping. Twenty years ago, I ran a business where we hand-crafted primitive-style furniture and restored antiques. It was a fulfilling endeavor, but as you can imagine, much harder to ship and be a mobile business at pop-up events.
Joining Ugly Glass & Co.
In June 2019, I made the decision to join forces with the team at Ugly Glass & Co. as a local seller. Working alongside Jenny, Skip, and other talented vendors has been an incredible experience. The sense of camaraderie and support within the community is truly inspiring.
At Ugly Glass & Co., I now offer a range of products including my wood signs, shirts, and tumblers. The opportunity to showcase my creations and witness the delight on customers' faces is immensely gratifying. It's also a joy to interact with customers during First Friday Weekends.; held year-round on the first full weekend of each month.
The Freedom of Small Business
One of the most rewarding aspects of running a small business is the freedom it provides. As an entrepreneur, I have the liberty to create whatever I like. This artistic autonomy allows me to explore my creativity to the fullest and bring unique designs to life.
Whether it's a rustic farmhouse sign, a whimsical tumbler, or a trendy shirt, I pour my heart and soul into each creation. The ability to share my passion with others and make a living from it is truly a dream come true.
So, if you're seeking a touch of creativity to adorn your home or a special gift for a loved one, I invite you to explore the world of Pickadilly Garden. Discover the beauty of handcrafted wood signs and other delightful creations that will add a personal touch to your life. I am happy to be expanding my booth on the lower level. You will be able to find my goods straight ahead as you come down the stairs.
Can't make it into the shop? Shop Pickadilly Garden online at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/pickadillygarden
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