The Family Party!


The day before our store opening (Thursday) we hosted a sweet little 'soft opening' party for our family. We did our official ribbon cutting with them, since they weren't able to attend last time. It was super special and low key. We got to hear all of their adorable feedback and feel really supported! 


Here's my grandpa. Pretty adorable, right? 


So happy all of my grandparents were able to attend. 






It was really magical. I am so thankful for my family and how they've believed in my dreams all of these years! 


Here we are enjoying our very first bubble tea! it's my favorite thing on Emma's sweet shoppe menu (tie with the salted caramel cupcakes….). I can't tell you how proud I am of Emma in her new adventure. She's magical! 

I have tons of blogging/photo sharing to catch up on this week! It's going to be so much fun. Thanks for sharing my joys. XO! elsie

  • Congratulations on opening your new shop Elsie, I’ve so loved following the progress of it on your blog. It’s wonderful that you’ve had this dream and have been able to make it a reality, I’m so impressed and really admire that. How great are your family too! Lovely to see.

    Love Heather xxxxxxx

  • Congratulations! Best of luck with this awesome new endeavor!

    I was just wondering something on the business side of things. I, for one, would tear like a whirlwind through the store and buy up lots of things. What do you plan on doing once your vintage stock dwindles? Is it something you’ll always be replenishing? If so, how? I know that my etsy story, for instance, is pretty much bolstered by thrift stores and flea markets, but it seems hard to do that with such a large store!

    It’s so fun watching your dreams unfold on the business side I can’t help but be curious about the plan πŸ™‚

  • It’s so lovely all of your close family are involved!
    I imagine it makes it all that more special!
    It’s lovely your parents and grandparents are able to witness this
    You’re living your dream hun
    Congratulations and so much love sending your way

  • Awesome, been waiting for an update. (Is there a video tour coming soon?)

    Also waiting to hear the reason behind the LA trip…..

  • Many sincere congratulations. What a good business head you have to go along with all that amazing creativity. Again, congrats to all of you.

  • A HUGE Congrats to all of you on making this beautiful, creative dream a reality! I am SO looking forward to visiting Springfield next year and shopping at Red Velvet (and eating some of Emma’s delicious-looking cupcakes AND trying my first-ever bubble tea!)! Many wishes for continued success in the days and weeks ahead!

    Allison O.

  • You all look so happy and gorgeous! It’s like you’re glowing πŸ™‚
    Congratulations on making your newest dream come true xoxo

  • Oh congrats! These photos are fabulous and magical…. and make me proud of you and I don’t even know you but you through blog.

    I think it’s starting something so big, it’s such an accomplishment. Congrats again and all the best! xoxox

  • Elsie,

    I’m reading all your shop-related blog posts and going “awww!” I am so happy and excited for you all, I love your shop. It is so cute. You inspire me so much. I love the family ribbon-cutting! Adorable! and I love your red hair! You make a beautiful redhead!


  • it really looks like a fabulous store, i so wish i could shop there! best of luck with it all πŸ™‚

  • this is so adorable, i’m so happy you got there and you shared everything with us, even if we can’t make it because we’re the other side of the world! (: xxx

  • I’m so happy for you, Elsie. This made me tear up. You’re so lucky to still have all of your grandparents & for them to get to see your successes in life.

    Can’t wait to see more pics from the opening!

  • the store looks beautiful! You are so blessed to have all your family around to support you.


  • So sweet. You are probably my favorite blog to check out. I live in Columbia, MO so I will definitely come check out your shop when I get a little time off. You all should be so proud! Ah dorable.

  • oh yay! i think that is great that you did a family opening. now you are offically open!! yahoooo!! hope all is going SUPER AMAZING!!! i am thinking of you ladies!!


  • Congratulations! Your shop is so cute <3 I'm shure it'll work so well.

    One day, when I'll do my rute in your country, I'd love to know your shop <3 (and buy some adorable things and have a bubble tea!)

  • HaPpY GrAnD OpEnInG!!! Your blog is one of my favorites, along with your scrapbook pages and ideas…Thanks for sharing your family through pics – plus your store is BEAUTIFUL!

    PS. Did you make your headband? And where can I find one?! : )


  • .I so enjoyed every bit of this site and I’ve bookmarked your blog to keep up with the new topics you will post in the future.

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