If you haven't been to YesterNook recently, this post is for you. If you don't go frequently, it's for you as well. And, if you haven't been at all, this post is especially for you! Even if you shop there all the time, you might find something to ponder in this post, so keep reading. In other words, this one has something for everyone, kind of like the store itself!
Sometimes, walking into YesterNook can cause a kind of sensory overload. There's so much stuff there! So much to see! So many rooms! Which way should you go first? What do you look at? Can you possibly see it all? Sure you can! To help everyone out, we'd like to offer some hints for making the most of your trip to YesterNook.
First, give yourself plenty of time. With two floors, plus part of the basement and the garage, not to mention over thirty vendors, there's a lot of ground to cover. You want to be able to browse slowly and check things out. It is possible to pop in for a few minutes, but nearly everyone who does says that they'll be back to spend more time.
Next, try to just wander freely and look at things as you come across them. Don't rush. Allow small things to catch your attention. Check out the detailing on the furniture. Feel the cushions. Look at the small figurine with the gold trim. You can practically lose yourself in one room, so allow yourself to savor the experience.
Come with a friend, if you can. Special experiences should be shared. Plus, it's easier to look for a special item when two pairs of eyes are searching.
If you find something that brings up a memory, share that with someone. One of the happiest things to see in the store is a parent or grandparent sharing a story with a child about something they see or a family member who had a similar item. "My Nana had one just like this." It's educational and personal at the same time.
Think creatively about the things you see. That suitcase doesn't have to stay a suitcase. Maybe it's ready to become a pet bed! Many customers have re-purposed items they have found and turned them into new treasures. Even a fresh paint treatment on a dresser makes it something new and unique. If you need some ideas, there are magazines and reference books in the lounge.
Speaking of the lounge, stop down there and take a load off if you need to. Have a drink or snack and recharge before getting back to browsing and shopping.
If you have any questions or need any help, feel free to ask. Patti and Sharron are more than willing to help in any way that they can. Even if you don't have a question, stop at the counter and chat for a bit. We love visiting with customers!
Speaking of visiting, if you do see a vendor there, take a minute to talk with them too. Nothing makes a vendor's day like being told that that a shopper likes their booth and the items there. Everyone loves feedback!
Finally, just have fun while you're there. Enjoy the music and the atmosphere in the store. Smile and laugh. Treat yourself to something special. Look for a unique gift for a friend. Part of the YesterNook experience is about having fun. We want everyone who steps in the door to feel welcome and enjoy themselves.