Four years ago about this time Lisa, Terry and I started talking about a warehouse, a market, a once a month “show” and we started putting together a business plan for what is now known as Seaglass Salvage Market. Oh the dreams we had of what it could turn into…always dreams of grandeur, I mean, who dreams small right? The ONLY 3 days a month we lied to ourselves about and how easy it would be to get people to come and shop and love the premise as much as we did. Hard to believe August of this year will be 4 years since our first market! Vendors come and go, styles change, the warehouse gets reconfigured every now and then but the original idea is still there. Great items, at all price points, in one location, once a month. Talented local vendors who come together to create something different, something special each month and happily share in each others triumphs as items go out the door. Connections made in the community and friendships formed are as important to me, as a business owner, as the money coming in. It isn’t all about finances, although, it doesn’t work without income…so finding that balance is something I work diligently on.
Each month we have a different 501(c)3 join us, it is my way of keeping myself “honest,” of not forgetting that being a local business owner comes with responsibilities. Those responsibilities include giving back to the community. Learning about where you live and the needs within that community you can help with. I was so impressed with Roots of Recovery, the 501(c)3 that joined us in June. What an amazing organization. There are people in this world who are meant to do great things, Catherine, who joined us this market, is one of those people. They will be joining us again in December and we look forward to having them again. I ask you to take a look at their website and see the wonderful plans they have to build a community for women (and their children) as the assist them on their road to recovery.
As we settle in for a hot summer, I am preparing to head to Nevada this Saturday to pick up my Grandson. My time with him each year is so important to me. Hoping, during that time, I can make memories that last a lifetime. Reuse, Recycle, Restyle will not have any classes scheduled in June as my time with him is more important, but I am looking forward to planning my July workshop. I’d love some suggestions on what it is you might be interested in learning. The Dixie Belle Paint line is a fun, simple way to transform furniture or create new home decor, please let me know if you are interested in anything in particular. If 60 colors weren’t enough, they have 4 new ones and I can’t wait to get them and have them at the Market. Please, don’t forget we are available all month long by appointment!
LMBF has scheduled a Chick Fil A Spirit Night! Join us for dinner on Thursday July 26th between the hours of 5:00 & 7:00 at the Market Street CFA. Last year’s event was fun AND successful and we are excited to do it again. As July rolls around, we also will be reaching out to local businesses about sponsoring and donating items for the Lucky Number Raffle for the Lindsay M Benton Foundation second annual Volleyball Tournament at Capt’n Bill’s scheduled for September 29, 2018! More info can be found on our website.
It’s hard to believe that Lindsay has been gone 22 months, as we slowly creep up on the anniversary of the accident, we can’t help but look back at all we have accomplished and know none of it would really be possible without you. Your continued support, emotionally, not only financially, helps us more than we could ever truly express. We thank you so much for your continued prayers and the help you have given us to keep the foundation alive and growing. Brad’s words, through his Blogs, continue to impress me and I know help others, as well as himself, and I am grateful to all who continue to read it and encourage him.
July’s two day Market is scheduled for 7/20 & 7/21, there are no Sunday hours during the summer months! Our 501(c)3 for July is Going Beyond the Pink and we have Port City Puffs N Stuff scheduled for Friday and 2 Bro’s Coastal Cuisine scheduled for Saturday to serve you delicious, local food! Oh, and there will be a few changes inside, well, because we like to keep you guessing! We hope to see you at #thebestlittlewarehouse in #lelandnc next month.
Thanks all, Kelli 🙂