Monday, May 24, 2010

what's happening with Studio-Store?

so last october i told you about our temporary "pop-up" shop in downtown napa called Studio-Store . my friend, the artist valerie raven, and i moved into a vacant storefront @ 1144 main street, napa ca 94559. the plan was to be there until the landlord leased as a long term deal...so we could have been there a month? a year? who knew?...but you have to be creative in this economy. well....8 months later....the space has been leased. i am very happy for our landlord...she has been fantastic to work with....but a bit torn regarding my feelings for this development. on one hand, the napa farmhouse 1885 collection is now being carried by a few very cool shops throughout the napa valley and beyond. making the product and filling wholesale orders, along with website orders, is keeping me very busy...thank you very much. on the other hand, i have so loved meeting all the customers of the shop and hearing their comments, feedback and suggestions. and it has been so cool to showcase the product and merchandise the entire assortment together.

so valerie and i are announcing that Studio-Store is going on hiatus. we are closing down the end of june so the new tenants can take possession of the space july 1st. then we will take a few months this summer to decide if we want to "pop-up" somewhere else.

in the interim, the entire napa farmhouse 1885 collection, along with cool art from valerie , is available for purchase...so, please come and visit. we are open wednesday through saturday from noon to five (sometimes six!)

sign up for our mailing list and we will keep you posted on the status of Studio-Store. lastly, thank you so much to all our customers...especially the regulars. it has meant so much to hear your kind words.

best,
diane

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4 comments:

Amy said...

Sorry to see you guys leave. I love the energy you brought to Main Street. I will visit often before you close.

casalba said...

"you have to be creative in this economy". How right you are! And, that table is certainly creative - love it.

napa farmhouse 1885 said...

thanks amy! we will keep you posted on our next steps. i appreciate your kind words about our store. we had a blast!

diane

napa farmhouse 1885 said...

thanks sally....i am sure you are experiencing the same thing! the table is part of our furniture collection...all handcrafted, unique pieces made from repurposed materials. david sipi is our incredibly talented furniture designer.

hope you are well. how is the weather in your part of italy? it has been very cold and rainy here in napa...ick.
dp