Melissa and I had our intern Sarah in the store today, and she helped us switch up the window display and brainstorm upcoming events. We are trying to use Facebook to promote the happenings at Wishlist, so it’s time to push for more fans! Our fans Corinne and KC “liked” their little fan treat, now it’s your chance to get one! The 150th fan (and person who recommended them) will get gift certificates to Wishlist, the boutique with style from head to toe. That means we have things to outfit you from your feet to your ears and everything in between!
erin here. I was gone for the past week and when I came in today, I was so proud of how the store looks! It is funky and eclectic and still a work in progress, but it’s shaping up quite nicely. I was delighted to see that Melissa’s husband put up our dressing room, and the drapes match the carpet (ha ha). Seriously though, the back room had what I thought was the most awful shade of red rug, but with the matching curtains, the buttery yellow walls and white trim, it looks really sharp!
My week in Vermont was absolute heaven. I am such a lucky girl, and am so appreciative of my “partner in crime” Melissa for holding down the fort at Wishlist while I was gone. As a jewelry artist, I’ve got it pretty good. I am working with one of the most talented, genuine, down to earth and downright lovely artists I know. I share a viable and successful business with a business partner who is also a good friend. I’ve got an amazing and supportive husband and family. Sigh. Ok, enough gushing! I just want to express my gratitude and count my blessings.
While in Vermont, I worked with the new Sterling clay for the first time and I LOVED it! I will be doing more experimenting, but you can bet that will be an upcoming class here at Wishlist (the boutique that can style you head to toe and teach you how to make jewelry to boot!) It works very much like PMC + and Pmc3 and the biggest differences I saw were all entirely positive (a longer working time, more flexibility and more strength for starters). I was most concerned about the firing, since the sterling needs to be fired in carbon, but it was much less scary and mysterious to do than I’d imagined. Here’s a picture of the pieces getting ready to load for their second firing…
Confused about the above paragraph? Not sure what PMC or Metal clay are? Come take a class in Metal Clay at Wishlist! February classes are now forming. And don’t miss the talented and sweet Holly Gage who will be coming to the store in April with two excellent classes: Setting Stones like a Pro (in metal clay) and Elegant Meadow Pods. Get more information here, or call Wishlist at 316-655-1050.
I can’t wait until my next trip to Vermont. But first will be a trip to the Gem and Mineral Show in Tuscon! I will be posting some blogs about my experiences there, so please check back in. Until we meet again…
It might be cold outside today but here at Wishlist it’s nice and toasty! Stop on in for a beautiful new sweater dress or a warm and cozy scarf! We have the latest fashion at the most affordable prices in town. If you can’t get into the store due to a busy schedule, and you see something on facebook or this blog that you just can’t live without, feel free to call us and we can ship anywhere! Our number is 315.655.1050. Hope to see you soon but if we can’t see you, hope to hear from you soon!
So happy that Cazenovia College students are back in the 315! We can’t wait to show you all what we have brought in such as the sweater dresses, pea coats, toggle coats, and scarfs and gloves! The store is full and although the weather is gloomy and wet out there, in here it is toasty warm and always full of sunshine!! Hope to see you all soon!!
Don’t forget about your valentine! Before you know it February will be here and that special day to celebrate your love! Need ideas for the special someone in your life? Well look no longer we have what she wants right her local! From custom jewelry such as a thumb print of her child to a fashionably, trendy fleece pea coat all her needs can be met right here in one spot! Let Melissa and erin help you with all your gift ideas that unique and can’t be found anywhere else. We can be creative for you so you amaze your love one! Whether you are a mom buying for your daughter or a husband buying for his wife, Wishlist can accommodate your needs! See you soon in snowy, downtown Cazenovia, NY!
New Arrivals tomorrow for Friday the 13th! We are really excited to unpack the new inventory just in time for the weekend! Perhaps a new sweater dress for dinner on Saturday night or a new pair of texting gloves for those who don’t want to be cold while texting their friends and love ones! Whatever the occasion, we have lots to chose from and can’t wait to see you when you stop Wishlist in beautiful Cazenovia!
This sheer sweater is an erin favorite! It’s a sweet top to wear on a relaxing day out with friends!
This adorable dress is another favorite! Simple and clean cut will look wonderful on anyone! Whether you are wearing this dress to a romantic dinner with the hubby or to a bridal shower for your close friend, you will be going in sweet style!
Warm headbands with style!! Wonderful idea for keeping warm without messing up your beautiful hairdo!
This is Melissa’s favorite piece!! Wear with a simple long sleeve tee or a dress up a long sleeve button down!! Whatever your preference it’s a sure fire bet that this will be a pretty addition to any outfit!
Cute pink cardi to go with jeans or a skirt is adorable anytime of year! This model is really tall so no the cardi does not stop short on the torso.
Texting Gloves! Need we say more?
What a great gift! We love this for that special expectant mom! Also coming in socks for the birthday girl, wine lover, and the girl that loves to shop!
This scarf is all the rage! Coming ivory and burgundy!! Gotta love the long and super cozy scarf!!!
Need a Valentine’s Day gift idea? Or you are just a rocker at heart?
Stop by Wishlist in Cazenovia, NY for all your fashion needs at reasonable prices!!
Reminder in Madison County no tax on clothing under $54.00! Shop Local!!!
I hope we never stop getting giddy when a new order comes in. I hope that excitement of seeing the UPS truck, opening the box and taking the garments and accessories never grows old. Because it is SO. MUCH. FUN!
Today both Melissa and I were the lucky recipients of packages. Melissa got in some adorable fleece jackets, a great pink top (which I am currently wearing and will wear home and add to my closet) and ribbed leggings. I got in some great, colorful socks and argyle hand warmers. We did a little fashion show for each other. Check it out:
The socks and arm warmers we got in are super cute too! $13.95-14.95 and tax free!
Then an equine shop and a bead shop could combine!
erin here. Today is my Saturday “on”. One of the big perks of joining forces with Melissa is alternating Saturdays! I’m looking forward to having a full weekend to spend with my husband and dogs. A full weekend to visit friends in VT, to work on jewelry, to clean the house…well, I don’t so much look forward to cleaning the house…but having a full, “regular” weekend again? That’s such a luxury!
Melissa and I had a pow-wow the other night, brainstorming over ways to promote the business and let people know what we’re doing. We now have a daily to-do list which is posted right on our counter, so we can’t miss it. This is the last thing for me to check off today.
I also changed the message on the chalkboard quilt my mom made. Feeling more and more official every day!
Be sure to find Wishlist on Facebook and on the Twitter @wishlistcaz.
Today we were given two models from Marie Henry! A super generous gift that we needed desperately! Now Betty and Izzy are displaying fabulous outfits and wonderful accessories to complete their attire!
This has been a whirlwind week with lots of rearranging and displaying but all in all the store is coming together and we could not be happier! Orders are being made and jewelry is being completed and we are filling up! Thanks to all our friends and family who are being so supportive during this transition! We truly appreciate all you do for both erin and I! Especially the awesome moving men! They came in handy 🙂
Arriving on Tuesday: leggings, Toggle Coat, Pea Coat, sweaters, and socks, socks, and more socks!!! Can’t wait for you all to check out the new arrivals!
Welcome to our blog!! Wishlist is a new store with veteran store owners Melissa Zomro Davis of The Show Trunk and erin l.m. harris of Dragonfly Beads. We are pleased to announce the merger of those two shops into Wishlist, located at 53 Albany St, Cazenovia NY! We are here to meet your fashion needs from head to toe!
As with many new relationships, it all started over a good drink. erin and Melissa were working late one fateful evening and an idea evolved over a frozen margarita at The Brewster Inn… Both women were trying to refocus their respective businesses into what they envisioned for success. However, they were both being met with similar obstacles; time conflicts, lack of capital, and last but not least fear of change.
As erin and Melissa were casually sipping their frozen margaritas, Melissa mentioned she was going to phase out the equine portion of her business. She saw the need for affordable, trendy clothing in the area. The Show Trunk carried several lines of clothing for everyday wear. These lines did well, and she saw the need for expansion. erin, listening to Melissa talking about the changes she was making, had a brilliant suggestion of sharing retail space. This would allow Melissa more time with her young son and erin more time to concentrate on her craft. Over the next few days, erin thought a lot about her business and realized that her personal line of jewelry had been consistently selling better than the beads. She proposed an idea to Melissa; what if erin brought in accessories and Melissa focused on clothing. Thus, Wishlist was born.
In a matter of weeks, the two ladies moved in together and brought in more clothing and erin made more pieces for her collection. After a fabulous holiday season, they looking forward to the next season! Spring is on its way and so are the cute mini skirts, fashionable tops, and affordable jeans!! As well as adorable handbags, clutches, socks, and scarves. And of course erin’s handcrafted earrings, necklaces, and bracelets!
We look forward to seeing you in Wishlist on main street in Cazenovia, NY!
Melissa and erin