While sitting at my desk yesterday morning, I was struck by these simple words: "we can evolve." On the wall just beyond hang several prints of butterflies, optimally positioned as if to validate the mobile's bold statement. Like the butterfly, often the only way for us to truly keep living is to move on to something new, to expand, to reevaluate what is possible, to evolve.
We have several personal examples of our own evolution here at Mayme Baker Studio. Our biggest news is, of course, our new web shop, which enables you to browse from anywhere, any time! Another exciting development is the addition of two new employees. Debi Horton joined the team as Mayme's right hand lady... the organizational genius who makes sure all of the amazing ideas actually happen. The other is me, Tessa Pinner, content manager for the new web shop and the friendly voice you will see and hear in many email newsletters, facebook updates, and blog posts. I'm thrilled at the chance to start giving you some inside eye candy from the beauty and talent that is Mayme Baker Studio! I'll dish a more complete scoop on Debi and me later, but for now, here's a picture of us looking our darndest, just for you.
Tessa, left; Debi, right
While evolution is necessary and often wonderful, it is not without its own challenges. There is something lovely about walking into a tangible space with delightful treasures, all presented beautifully and in context. All of your senses are engaged, and maybe you are happily surprised by that special something in that obscure shelf of the corner case. You didn't expect to walk out with it, but it just spoke to you. We know that while our online shop is superbly convenient and has a much larger selection than we can hold in our studio and booth, sometimes you crave that special tangible interaction. SO! This is my reminder to you that while our studio is not open continuously, we welcome your call and subsequent drop-in! Additionally, our booth space at Antiques on Augusta (6 South Lewis Plaza) is alive and well. I popped up there a few days ago to snap some photos of the prettiness.
Hopefully these shots will tempt you to visit if you've never been or to revisit if you are a regular. We promise, we'll be placing new items there, too!
One of these fun trays displays inspiration from Audrey Hepburn on the topic of evolution: "Nothing is impossible. The word itself says 'I'm possible'!"
We are right on the doorstep of some noteworthy developments here at Mayme Baker Studio! First, our downtown Greenville design studio is now open by appointment only. Many of you have stopped by and wondered why the door was locked, only to read the sign and realize the inevitable: we are in transition!
Lest you worry that you might not have easy access to the studio treasures anymore, let us assure you that we have a plan to take your boutique shopping experience to a higher level! Maymebakerstudio.com has been completely re-designed into a user-friendly dream! We’re busy hunting down new and special things to add to our ever-growing online collections. So, with the click of your mouse, you’re virtually here in our studio! Anytime, anywhere!
Everyone is invited to our virtual soiree to celebrate! And everyone receives a party favor: 20% off everything in our fabulous new web boutique! Use code LAUNCHPARTY at checkout until August 22nd. Of course, if you need an item immediately, we would welcome your call, or you can stop by our booth at Antiques on Augusta which is full of many of the same gems that you will discover online.
Let us know what you think and how we can better serve you! Cheers!
So glad you’re back! And we couldn’t be more thrilled to announce the launch of our new website, maymebakerstudio.com. Now you never have to leave – everything maymebaker is under one roof! We’ve put a fresh face on our classic style – offering you bold images of our work and play, access to our fabulous collections and Mayme Baker original paintings, along with interior design and home décor tips and inspiration here on our new blog.