It's the season of growing! Buds are bursting, plants are popping up, and new life is filling this new season! The same can be said of Patina General. We are decked out for the new season of growth with bright, happy colors for April Occasional, and we are also hoping that someone out there may want to be the new owner(s) of Patina General!
Five years ago when we opened Patina General, we painted over our previous business name signs, and introduced our new logo and image for our first brick and mortar store. Luckily, our husbands had originally built nine of these beefy, sandwich boards for our little, but kept-getting-bigger, backyard sales.
Today my baby went off to his first practice of high school sports. A new season has begun...on many fronts. My kids are all "old"...no more preschool, no more grade school, not even middle school. I am officially an "old" mom. Sigh.
But as life goes, new adventures await! As Patina General is celebrating our 5 year birthday in September, we are embarking on a whole new aspect of business, and are excited about it! Let me fill you in on what led us to starting an on-line store...
As I was scrubbing up this cute set of vintage picnicware, I was struck by the use of advertising on this supposedly salesman's premium. Advertisers are always trying to reach people where they're at. In our generation, we're seeing ads in bathroom stalls, and corporate sponsors on everything from stadiums to movie placement.