Today would've been the tenth anniversary of my retail shop opening in downtown Fallbrook. On Sunday October 12th, 2003 we opened with a bang - hosting HGTV's Michael Payne
for a tea, talk, and book signing. It was a full house and a great day!
We closed At Home on Main Street in June of 2009
after the economy (that began taking a beating in the fall of 2008)
made it difficult for shops like mine to keep going.
|Michael Payne and Marie on opening day|
|Front of shop in downtown Fallbrook|
These next three photos were staged for a photo shoot and show much of the type of
product I had when we opened 10 years ago.
|Pro pic 1 for San Diego Home and Garden Magazine|
|Pro pic 2 - San Diego Home and Garden Magazine|
|Pro pic 3 - San Diego Home and Garden Magazine|
|One of our many events.We really did have alpacas out front. (Don't ask me how we got away with that!!) Tracy spent time in South America buying things for the shop and when they all arrived,|
we threw a party!
|I painted the door green when we went "Earth Friendly"|
|My special guest, Ed Begley Jr. for my grand re-opening in September 2008|
|Fall table scape in the shop|
My daughter-in-law Paz created this stunning dress (in the photo below) from origami paper cranes for a Holiday Window. I think it was one of my all-time favorite windows. I always selected a theme for Christmas and that year, it was "Peace on Earth."
|Paz's origami dress|
And, that is a little bit of the six years of At Home on Main Street. I know how much the shop was loved - and these days, 4 1/2 years after closing, I still hear how much it is missed.