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Monday, June 11, 2012

The Trading Post

I have been waiting to share this post with all of you for a few weeks now! This is the store that I manage as my summer job. I am so excited to be working here and to be a part of such a beautiful collection of artwork and antiques. The store is called "The Trading Post" and is one of my dream jobs. Please join me in this little virtual tour:

Welcome to The Trading Post! Here is a happy jack-o-lantern to greet you at the front door.

Take a few steps in and you will see my home-made tie dress on an antique dress form. My mother's grandma gave it to her. 

Then, we have these sweet little chairs with the home-made pillow collection. 

We have all of these cool display cases and here is one that greets you when you enter from the lake doors. I love the collection of vintage crates, jars and even a hat.

Here is some wood work that is simply breath taking. Our artist is truly talented.

Here is the view from the store. It was kind of overcast when I took this picture today but, trust me this is where you want to be on a hot sunny day...or any day for that matter.

I made this sign today for our new kayaks! We now have brand new kayaks to rent which will hopefully go over well with the customers. I know Alec and I will be using them!


Finally, here is the view from the lake. There are more doors but, this is my favorite spot. 

If any of you are in the neighborhood (especially family and friends) please stop in and check it out for yourself! I promise it won't disappoint. 

Thank you for letting me share the store with you. Its practically a home away from home for me because I've put so much into getting it ready for the season and keeping it organized. Any suggestions or thoughts are greatly appreciated.


  1. wow that shop looks right up my street! The tie dress is fab. We are so short of decent shops in my town, i really want to open one but the rent is waaaaay too expensive!!

    1. I know I love the shop! I want to open my own cafe/bakery eventually. Maybe you could start by just selling your stuff online until you get enough money for rent!

  2. SUCH a fun place to work! I would be tempted to purchase a lot of your wares...or figure out how to make my own. :)

    1. I'm tempted to purchase the stuff, too! Thanks for stopping by.

  3. You are so creative, Amanda . I just love the sign and the the tie dress you made. Keep up the good work and try to improve each and every day. You're on your way to greatness. :)


  4. Oh wow, your store looks really pretty and the view from the shop is spectacular! I love the little chairs with the homemade cushions on them :) xx



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