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Curating Continues...

Dorothy Vannan

Welcome again to our Graceful Blog!

We are so thrilled to have so many of you join us for our monthly updates. We Welcome YOU !

I have been traveling the country to look for unique and wonderful products to make our launch in the summer the best Winnipeg has seen in years. I have been so very lucky to have had the opportunity to meet some wonderful partners and suppliers along my journey.

I have recently found a beautiful line of Pewter accessories from Italy, a lovely addition to any table setting. The company offers many styles but the one I fell in love with is the dinner wear collection (imagine fine bone china with a pewter edge, have not seen anything like it).

However, in my travels I have discovered that customer service is a dying art. I have always said, less is more. But give 150% to the details and treatment of your customers.

I will be attending my last trade show in a few days and hope to complete the collection.

I again thank you for your support and hope to see you soon in the store.

With care
Dorota

Designs Are Underway...

blogDorothy Vannan

We are well into February and our store designs are coming together.

We have had lots of changes as to the shape of the space and overall design, but we are ironing out any bumps so the store has a beautiful look and feel.

I recently returned from a buying trip to Toronto, and it was very successful. I found many new and very beautiful items for the store and met some wonderful people along the way. I guess I am pretty lucky to have such a great team behind me on this new chapter of my life.
I have to say a big Thank you to Allison who hosted me along with an 8 weeks old Wheaten Terrier puppy, Mabel. We managed very well, and accomplished all but paper training for Mabel (its coming along I hear).

I will be traveling to a show in Chicago to complete my purchasing in March, and hope to start on the physical part of the store soon into May. I will keep you informed as we gear up for our store opening
Summer 2016.

Thank you all, for the support and kind words you have said and emailed to me.

With care
Dorota