Thursday, March 28, 2013

Magic at Memories - Antiques, Gifts and Yarn

There is nothing more rewarding than being able to express yourself creatively and pursue your dreams and do what no one else has done.  I am blessed and honored to be able to have my own shop and be my own boss.  My goal is to create a magical place for people to come to relax and enjoy and explore and seek and find!

Memories Past and Present started out as a gift shop with antiques, then grew to a large antique store with a nice selection of gifts and collectibles, and now has added Memories Yarn Cafe' as another facet of this business.  Inside these doors are treasures waiting to be found, ideas, inspiration, beautiful displays, and lots of smiles and thank you's when you come to visit.

I am busy in here every day creating magic - I come in and turn on all the lights, light the candles, turn on the soothing music, get the temperature just right, put on a pot of cider, and offer a beautiful and peaceful place in which to spend some time with a friend.

I can only do so much......because YOU are what makes it magical.  If you come and find the crystal bowl like the one your Grandmother had that got broken or lost, find the perfect antique furniture and decor to decorate your guest bedroom in memory of your Mother, find the perfect angel to give a friend who is ill or grieving, find the most beautiful yarn with which to make a prayer shawl for a friend or to donate, find the retired Hallmark ornament that completes your collection, and on and on.  These are only a few of the examples of what happens at Memories each and every day!

If a flower blooms in a forest or a bird sings and there is no one there to see it or hear it, it cannot be as magical or inspirational as it could be if someone took the time to look and listen.

Come by for a visit at Memories and help me create some magic in Henderson, Kentucky.  We don't want to be Henderson's best kept secret...our desire is for you to come, enjoy, and spread the word.  The magic and excitement for me is a shop filled with laughter and friendship and relaxing fun.  Stop by to browse, sip some cider, knit or crochet a while, find that me make some magic!

When you see an independently owned gift shop, boutique, florist, antique shop, restaurant, etc, take the time to think about the person who has created it. They are singing their song....are you going to be there to hear it?