As September comes to an end, I find myself knee deep in ornaments, glitter, sparkles and yes more glitter. As a retailer I ( small business owners probably agree) am busy gearing up for what I, hope to be a great bustling season. My buying for the holidays started way back in January and has been going on ever since. Every time i come across something new, or old… that I REALLY LOVE… i grab it.
I am so excited about what WE have to offer this season. I am loving our incredible replica maps of Toronto from 1916 including the Toronto Lake front , Muskoka Vintage map framed in burl or barn wood from 1904 is always a favourite as well. The Map of Paris will be in the shop soon as well. We continue to carry some of our favourite cushions ,throws, linens, baby clothing in warm knits. Super excited about a 100% cashmere line we have coming later on in October. We have new furniture, bath lines and a gorgeous line of hand made bowls. I think this is the year where OLD RIZO meets NEW RIZO perfectly!! I am excited and we hope you will be too. Oh yes…. stay tuned for our OWN signature candle!! finallY!!
I have been fortunate to have a huge number of loyal customers that eagerly await this season to see what we have coming into our store. I am always apologetic for the 6 ft high boxes that often block our doorway yet our wonderful customers get even more excited to see what is new! We have had a very successful year, and I am still looking forward to more positive growth. More importantly though, I, (we) are grateful for the smiles and the positive encouragement . Nothing makes my day more than when a customer walks in and tells us that our little tiny shop is their “mini getaway”.
We may not be able to compete in numbers with the big guys, but that has never been our goal, We strive on offering the best customer service we can and although it is challenging , I will continue to source the most unique finds I can. So on that note, lets enjoy the beautiful weather we have, the gorgeous colours on our tress and look for inspiration in the great outdoors.
Oh yeah, just a reminder to follow us on FACEBOOK and instagram to see what’s new!