Wednesday, July 14, 2010

store progress & a photo contest!

The construction on the new store is slowly coming along!

We are so anxious to move in.

Come on in a take a peek!



We hemmed and hawed over the paint colors and decided to stick with the original black trim with the brown walls. Everyone has white trim, black will be unique :)

The wall on the left was one of the newly built walls, and new track lighting that will eventually shine on pictures...



Soon to be black french doors that open from the retail area back to the work areas. You can see another new wall and new french doors inside leading to the new assembly room...



and the front retail area will soon have hardwood floors...



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the PHOTO contest :

We want to see YOUR pictures with our jewelry on our walls of the new store!

Get creative,
capture feeling,
have lots of fun with it!

Here is an example that was emailed to me by the amazing Tonya Joy...

tonya joy.com

and this was taken by Torie, so sweet!

http://toriebartee.wordpress.com/

Please send us your pictures to erin@thevintagepearl.com by next wednesday, July 21st- you have one week!

The pictures need to be taken in high resolution so they can be printed in great quality as large as a 11x14 picture.

Take them with babies, brides, props, whatever inspires you!

The winners will get:

1st place- $250 gift certificate (plus a surprise)
2nd place- $150 gift certificate
3rd place- $75 gift certificate

Major shopping!

Winners will be chosen and announced thursday, July 22nd.

Can't wait to see your pics!

27 comments:

toriebartee said...

Can I enter mine even though you already used it :)

Celeste said...

the black trim looks great!!

(and this will be fun!! ...want us to email pics in .jpeg format? or would even a link to a photo we've uploaded to flickr work?)

Mama Lungo said...

I wish I had a vintage pearl piece to take a picture of!! (And FYI - I think the date for the announcement is off by a month) ;)

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

I can't wait to see the store when it's finished!

erin said...

yes Torie!


Celeste- jpeg or flickr is great as long as they can be printed or re edited for print later :)

Celeste said...

erin - sounds good! can't wait to see everyone's pics!! now - gotta go grab my camera & start thinking of what I want to do :)

Ms.Kristi said...

I sent you mine : )

Lindsay said...

I need to order so of your gorgeous jewelry! And snap a few photos :)

Jamie said...

I'm so excited to see the progress, congrats!

Terri @ em-belle-ish.blogspot.com said...

LOVE the brown with black trim. I'm sure your shop will be gorgeous! Looking forward to the finished pics :)

Zina said...

Gosh, Erin...that is SO smart to have your customers send the pictures! Congratulations on the new store. Can't wait to see it.

Nicole @Team Pipkin said...

How many times can you enter the contest? I have more than one necklace from you.

erin said...

You can send as many pics as you would like!

Victoria said...

I would sooo LOVE to do this, but I have yet to get a piece of your fine jewelry! One day! Hopefully soon..I don't have kids though, so I don't know what I would get. I would use my dogs' names, but I lost them in the break-up :( So sad!! What are some other things that people without kids get?

Simply LKJ said...

I love the black trim! The walls are a similar color to the ones we have in several main areas of our home and I love it...so easy to work with.

hiyaluv said...

so excited for your new store! what an accomplishment!
smiles,
gina

k. davis said...

so bummed that I have been sitting on the idea of purchasing a piece of jewelry from you... and this contest comes up! Would have been right up my alley... so bummed!

tara said...

eeek! i can't wait to enter! my sis and i are gonna get together and photograph our necklaces! lots of good ideas are brewing!

La said...

Great ideas for your shop. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished results.

PeridotSnowDesigns said...

I'm a new follower! Great blog, beautiful work. The new shop looks to be coming a long nicely, congrats.

ShannonV said...

Erin,
Where can I find the bracelet that the little girl is holding in Tonya Joys photo? I love it!

Shannon

LoveFeast Table said...

We are so excited about your new store! We will definitely work on a picture to send you! Chris Ann & Kristin

Mommy said...

Just ordered mine! Wish I would have it in time to send you a photo!

Jodi said...

Erin, I haven't taken my necklace off since I got it months ago but I took it off today to photograph it! They turned out pretty good, I hope you like them, I'll be sending them this weekend.

Question: We are considering a second child. If/when this happens am I about to send my necklace back to you to add a new name and another bird?

Jennifer said...

I LOVE the black trim!!!! LOVE it!

I am going to try to get a picture of my necklace to enter!

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

It's so neat to see how your store is coming along! I'm so happy for you :]

Jenni said...

your store looks beautiful! can't wait to see it when it is all finished! i added a picture and then i don't think i even put that it was from me?! oh boy!?