As we started Sweet Tea Living, we knew we wanted to create a place where people felt something different - a sense of home, coziness, a calm from the hustle of life. We also knew that we couldn't create all of this on our own! So we reached out to some awesome vintage friends (not that they are vintage, but that they love vintage) and pulled together some amazing styles to have in Sweet Tea Living!
Since the beginning we knew we wanted to be purposeful in how we did business! Our business is NOT typical. We are NOT OPEN every day! Crazy, I know! We get comments all the time about how people just don't understand how we can survive with this business plan. But, WE ARE THRIVING!! I actually don't know if we could do it any differently! I would never be able to keep up with all of it if our doors were open all the time! The shop is open twice a month - always a Thursday, Friday, and Saturday! It's like a vintage show every time we open! We love it!
But there is more craziness to the coziness! Another part that people question "why???" After each weekend we are open, we close the doors and move everything around! It's a huge job, but it is such an adventure! We love to make Sweet Tea Living an exciting place to come visit again and again! We always want our customers to experience something new and different. We only have a week-and-a-half to redesign the WHOLE shop, go out and find more vintage pieces, paint furniture, update our website and social media accounts, and visit people's homes for redesign jobs! How could I ever be at the shop every day??? Our open days are actually the calmest ones for me! That's when it's all put together, calm, candles burning, jazz music playing, and sweet tea ready for sipping - all while meeting new people and catching up with our regulars! Wouldn't want it any other way!
Image by Natalie Koziuk