Tuesday, June 23, 2009

une porte clôture des autres s'ouvre

Helen Keller once said, when one door closes,
another opens, but if we spend too much time
concentrating on the closed door we don't
notice the open one.

Louisville Antique Mall announced yesterday
they are closing after 26 years.
That leaves 200 dealers without a space
contemplating their next move.
Do you remain in the business
or call it quits?

We would like for you to consider coming to
Shelbyville Antique Market. We are still looking
for good dealers and our rates are the best around.
If your interested call Jane at 502-633-3221

OR if you prefer to sell online, your timing is
impeccable! We are close to launching
"Louisville Antiques" a virtual community of
antique dealers. A user friendly site with
a minimal fee.
If your interested contact Carl at 502.592.9826

Have a great day everyone and hope to see
you at the Decorators's Estate Sale!


Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

I agree with Helen Keller. Beautiful images! Sorry to hear of the fate of the antiques center. The one you are proposing sounds great, may consider.Thanks

Juju said...

Oh no!
You've got to keep on trucking!

Jackie said...

That is so sad...but lovely that you can offer hope and possibly a new home for some dealers! I love the top image!

Chrissy said...

Your photos are stunning as always,I am sure any venture you tackle will be a success!!All the best,Chrissy

Patty Price said...

Your site gives me inspiration.

gatherings home said...

I am in the process of closing my shop too. It has been the hardest thing I have had to do. I wish you good luck on your estate sale and your many business ventures!

Mélanie said...

Sad story . I guess all around the worl , doors are closing but you are right some are opening

Crystal said...

I also agree with Helen Keller. That is sad that the Antique Market is closing, but it sounds like the other 2 propective ideas will do well. Hey, who knows it could turn out for the best.

Olga Granda-Scott said...

So frustrating...just got to keep searching for the doors that need to be opened.

Patrice said...

I also agree to the nice quote form Helen Keller. The first photo is perfect for her quote. I just hope everything turns out well well.

Jeanne Selep said...

It's unfortunate that the economy's latest victim is a 26 year old business important to 200 different dealers. Hopefully the change will turn into good opportunities for the magority of the people affected. Good Luck to all.

Jen r. said...

That is so hard when big things change like that!

Tea Time With Melody said...

Oh, that open door is just calling my name. Just a sneek peak inside was all it took. lol

Di Overton said...

If I were a tad closer I would be in like Flynn :)

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Wow! I have been to both over the years...sorry about the closing in Louisville, but it is an opportunity for Shelbyville to increase its presence.

Edie Marie's Attic said...


I have had such a delighful visit looking at all the fabulous things
you have. Your shop sounds like the
perfect place to be in! Oh it would
be so much fun! An incredible place to have a shop and settle in. Hope you get some great new vendors.

hope your summer is grand! Bisous, Sherry

KINHA said...

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Anonymous said...

Beautiful blog and photos.

Velvet and Linen said...

Can't wait until the online shop opens!
All of us seem to need to reinvent ourselves during this time. Here's to walking through that new open door together.


Badhusviken said...

Hi. What a lovely blog. It is too bad we live far away from your shop.
Good thing that i am able to visit your blog instead.
Best regards Susanne

moondiva said...

I love your blog, your ideas and images are wonderful. I listen to music almost constantly on my computer. Could you leave your playlist turned off and ask visitors that if they wish to listen to it while enjoying your post, they can turn it on to listen. OR put it high enough in your right column so one doesn't have to scroll so far down to turn it off. OR just decrease the volume.

Blessing, Deborah

Chrissy said...

Hey stranger,hope this finds you well,been awhile...miss your posts!! All the best,Chrissy



Edie Marie's Attic said...

Bonjour mon amie,

Hope your summer has been a good one! I'm sure you must be so busy
starting your new on-line store.
But I miss your wonderful posts and beautiful sites!

Blessings to you and yours...

bisous, Sherry

Rebecca said...

It all works out in the end but during the process it can be stressful. It is always hard to say goodbye, I wish you the best

Ewa said...

Shawn where are you? You are missed!

rachel said...

very beautiful images..really it's antique...

Dawn said...

Sorry to hear that the Antique Market closed. Hope you will continue with your beautiful blog.


Flowers said...

Nice blog with nice pictures. enjoyed going through your blog. keep it up the good work. Cheers :)

patricia@ReFind Home&Garden said...

Oh Dear Shawn, where have you gone? I have missed your post terribly. Please post soon. Bisou, Patricia

le banc moussu said...

hope you find an open door for later on.
A bientôt

Anonymous said...

These really are beautiful photos. I guess all good things must come to an end.
C'est la vie!
said Antique Wardrobe