Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Revive(ing) Rejuvenation - or - the tale of how we came to have a pop-up shop at Rejuvenation

I realize my posting habits have become a little sporadic of late, but so much has been going on I just haven't been able to steal the laptop away from the shopkeepers. A few months ago we were invited to participate at The Sunday Emporium at Rejuvenation. We, well not me, (somehow I always got left at home) loved the space and seeing our furniture in their beautiful store. I guess Rejuvenation loved us as well, they invited us to host a pop-up shop in their store for the next three months.

To say the shopkeepers were ecstatic would be an understatement. They have been so excited by this opportunity, I don't think they've talked about anything else since the initial meeting. Who can blame them? Rejuvenation has always been one of our favorite places to drool over and they love dogs!

We've spent the last few weeks carefully pulling together a selection of furniture and vintage items from Leland's private collection. Using some of the techniques I've taught him, he put together some of the best furniture he's made to date. 

We moved into the space on Friday 8/29/14. Here is a quick before shot:

With the help of the amazingly talented Liz Michel we moved all of our furniture and vintage goods into the space. Liz is one amazing stylist! Here are a few after shots from her camera:

All that hard work really paid off, the pop-up shop looks amazing. We opened up the next day and Leland and Chelsea had a chance to talk to the amazing staff at Rejuvenation about our products. The shopkeepers could not stop gushing about how great the Rejuvenation team is to work with. I think Chelsea used the word lovely at least a 100 times. From what they say, I can't wait to finally meet them. 

It's been an exhausting few weeks, and my job is just getting started! I've been tasked with telling you about each of the pieces that Leland has made and what will be coming next. It seems that for the next three months they'll be changing the space pretty regularly, so look for updates often.

The shopkeepers would like me to take a moment to thank a few people:

Kate from Portland Flea thank you for inviting us to participate in Sunday Emporium and always being a huge supporter of Revive. You are one incredibly awesome lady!

Alex from Rejuvenation - Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity! We are so excited and grateful for this chance to showcase our work. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Liz Michel - Thank you for being a killer stylist! You are so amazingly talented, we will be singing your praises for years to come. We can't wait to work with you again!

The entire staff at Rejuvenation - We are so grateful for each and everyone of you. We could not have asked for a better group of people. All of you have been so kind and generous, we feel so lucky to get the chance to work with you. Thank you so much for all of your help!

Well, I think that about covers it. I hope everyone gets a chance to stop by the pop-up shop. I may be there from time to time checking in, so feel free to say hello and scratch the belly.