I read an article...
it's one thing my team members hate hearing, for it means change.
What they really hear is prep yourself because we are going to try something new.
Our new storefront has two very large windows. With such windows we have this new found limitless creative freedom. Which is something everyone here loves and appreciates beyond belief. Although we do not have much experience when it pertains to dressing up retail windows. So my mission...READ, READ, & READ some more.
One of the things that stood out the most for me was to create themes for the windows. have them tell a story. My goal as one of the founders of Thavin & Marcob is to be personal. I enjoy sharing bits and pieces of me with all of you and suddenly I had this thought. what if I could share a story about me in the window. Something that pertained to feelings I felt or something I had experienced.
Ideas Take Flight
We began to write them out on our notebooks, white board, and some just didn't get jotted down because they where tossed out so quickly. The one we decided to focus on was HOME.
This is where I began to fall in love because when I shared my idea with our team members sudden excitement filled up our meeting room! Which is always an amazing moment for me.
Our conversation sparked the fuse to an array of ideas....
What does home mean to us?
What does home mean to me?
This is where the elements of our window get a little personal..
For us as a family we have moved every two to three years for the past 15 years. That means that we did not necessary have roots within a community we were always visitors, outsiders. Just someone who is around for a minute before we moved on to our next adventure.
Until this one year...
Photo Accredited to ThavinMarcob Team Member
This one year I was looking for a place to move too and my husband recommend that the kids and I head out to Whidbey island. He thought we would love the atmosphere out there.
So the kids and I packed up a lunch and planned a day of exploring the island.
What can I say, it's beautiful, it's quite, it's just what we were looking for.
Luckily I found a rental house very quickly and we moved onto the island about 5 weeks after our planned day of exploring. Might sound fast to some, but this is just another day in the life for my family and I.
The island felt like home. It was the first time in my adult life I finally felt like I was home. I stopped looking for the next adventure, looking for the next place to move too. I felt relaxed and in honestly the more I felt relaxed the more the kids felt relaxed. As first year ended I realized that we had found it, that thing I could not name, the place my heart had been looking for was here on Whidbey Island.
We did our best to capture that in our windows this season. Our house on Whidbey Island was surrounded by beautiful lush tress that the kids and dogs loved to play in. I took that treasured memory from my mind and recreated it in one of the windows. In the other you will find a red door. This is because our first house on the island had a red door and now no matter how many houses on the island we live in. A red front door will always spark that feeling of entering the place we belong. Of not just walking through a doorway that is a part of a house we will live in for a few years and then soon leave for another, but of walking into home, our home.
This was the story we wanted to share with you. This is what home is to us, it's not a thing, it's not building, it's a feeling of comfort and belonging.
Share what home is to you, we would love to better get to know you.
Everyone here at ThavinMarcob hopes that you have a wonderful and safe weekend.
Thavin & Marcob is a place where you are celebrated for being you!