Hello everyone! Today, I had planned to share a few of my favorite second-hand decor finds with you that I’ve scored over the last two months. Instead, I’m choosing something else that I have been so excited to share with you all. I wasn’t sure when the right time would be or if I should at all until I had all of my ducks in a row, but we all know life isn’t perfect and if everything doesn’t go quite to plan that’s okay.
I’m opening a store! It won’t be a brick and mortar store, but one here on SMD called – Sincerely, Marie Home. It’s going to start out very small and if all goes well, it will grow and expand into all kinds of useful and classic things for your home. I have always wanted to have a little shop (picture The Shop Around The Corner on You’ve Got Mail) that offers timeless, yet affordable home decor and essentials, like fabrics, wallpaper, linens, baking essentials, cookbooks, beautiful stationary and gift wrap and a few antiques.
This past Christmas I decided that this was the year! So, I’m going to start small and hopefully build from there. Let me show you what we’ll be opening with!
To start, I’ll be offering printable and customizable gift tags and recipe cards, grocery lists, to-do lists, bookmarks, cards, wrapping paper sheets, botanical prints and possibly a couple of paintings by a good friend of mine.
Each season I’ll have new art and fun themes. This spring I’ll be offering a few different themes to choose from, like George the rabbit, below. You’ll find each theme on several items, such as gift tags, recipe cards, grocery lists, bookmarks, etc. Each one will be sold individually but will have the ability to match other items in the store.
Downloads will be just a few dollars each and you’ll be able to customize your cards and tags with your own name or sentiment and print as many as you’d like from home or with a preferred printing company.
One thing we use a lot in our home are lists. Each week I make a grocery list, menu and to-do list. This helps me stay organized. For years I made lists for my personal use, so when I started to dream up product ideas I knew that I wanted to include these.
The gift tags and wrapping paper sheets are one of the things I’m the most excite about. I have always loved pretty gift wrap, so I’ve had a blast creating these papers and tags.
I’m going to offer a few different prints and colors of gift wrap. You’ll be able to download the pattern and print it onto sheets from zazzle.com. They’re a great printing company that offers an affordable price for custom wrapping paper. If you have the proper printer, you can always print smaller sheets at home.
There will be a few patterns in a couple of color combinations for you. I’ll be offering the three designs above that I created in the soft blues and the three designs below in a soft pink and sage. The gift wrap will be ginghams, block prints and vintage style stripes. Also, I hope to offer a sweet children’s line as well very soon.
My goal here at SMD has always been to share ideas for your home and things that are useful and have value, but are also obtainable on a budget. There are so many beautiful items out there that you can purchase. My hope is that the items in my store will be both beautiful and small budget friendly. I’m planning to have the online store open this March, just in time for spring! A hard date will be shared soon. We couldn’t be more excited to share everything with you, so stay tuned, friends!
Julie @ Restyle Relove says
Congratulations! Your designs are beautiful. I wish you so much success!
Thank you so much Julie! It’s a bit scary to put everything out there but you never know if you never try. ☺️
How exciting! Congrats on your new endeavor! Wishing you much success.
Everything is lovely and right up my alley. Definitely will be ordering from you.
That makes me so happy to hear! Thank you so much, Cheryl! It’s been such a blast to work on and I can’t wait to share everything. Have a great rest of your week!
Love the wrapping paper designs. Best wishes to you in your new endeavor!
Amanda!!! I’m so excited about this! I seriously can’t wait to place my first order!! Everything looks beautiful. I can tell you’ve poured your heart into this!! 😍
Amy K says
What a great idea for the personalization! Can’t wait to see what’s in store. Contrats!
Congratulations! You are such a talented and gifted gal! I know your business will do fantastic!
Jill Hall says
Wow, this is so exciting!! I love your style and the ideas you share. Truly looking forward to checking out your new shop, congratulations!!
Love it all!! so beautiful and timeless. I have always loved that movie and her sweet little shop is a dream!!Best of luck and i will definitely be sharing this with loved ones 🤗and friends
Can’t wait to order!
Patty Ryan says
This is so exciting! Your blog has always been such a wonderful place for me to find design inspiration.
Congratulations! I adore your products. I can’t wait until your store is open for business. I will definitely be a customer.
Blessings to you,
Congratulations Amanda! I am so excited for you and every single thing you shared was gorgeous! I’m sure I will be shopping soon!
Cami Graham says
So thrilled for you Amanda! I cannot wait to see it all come together! Congrats!
I’m so excited for you and your new endeavor!!!!!, I want all your wrapping paper!!!! Love love love every pattern, it is so hard to find really pretty wrapping paper. Can’t wait!! Thank you for your blog and sharing your creative style!!
Congratulations on your new venture! You have beautiful choices to purchase, as well as something to fit every style. Good luck and enjoy the process.
Deborah Garrison says
Very excited for you!! I know you will do great!
Beautiful do you ship to Australia
That is such good news. I love things that are a little different from what everyone else. is using. Could you put a rush on the baby paper we are expecting a new addition to our family in July. Wishing you much success.
Sue Patterson says
I’ll be waiting with great anticipation for your store opening! I’m in love with your wrapping paper prints as well as your recipe cards, gift tags, to-do lists & I guess EVERYTHING you’ve designed! I wish you great success & I’ll be a frequent shopper for sure! Can’t wait to tell my family & friends too. All the best to you in this exciting new venture & with everything you do.