Our Villa Downsizing
After a lot of thought and prayer, I have decided to no longer have a storefront for Our Villa Dolls. It has been a difficult decision, but since I am teaching Middle-School Science full-time there were not enough hours in the day. By streamlining things, I will be able to still do what I love by having classes, seminars, pouring and doing restorations, but I won’t have the expense of a storefront. Our Villa Dolls isn’t going away, just scaling back.
The boys are coming the end of July to start the packing and sorting process, with our final week being August 5th-10th. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to move everything to my garage—LOL. I have lots of stuff, so this will be one heck of a “Christmas in July Sale”. If you are needing shelving, display cases, dolls, molds, everything and anything related to dolls, come by and take a look. I will make good deals, because I want everything to go to a good home.
The shop will run as usual, with Sue Mitchell’s seminar, July 31-Aug.2nd and the Expo 2018 Doll Show August 4th .
As I sit here and write this I am tearing up. It has been a wonderful 26 year run. I have met hundreds of great people throughout the years, some that are no longer with us, many that have become friends, but all that share the true passion of dolls and dollmaking. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to each and every one of you. You are why I continue to do this.
As I said though, I will continue just on a smaller scale. I am planning, if I can, on keeping the same phone number. I will still be having classes and filling orders, but it will take me a little bit to get set up and reorganized, so watch for e-mails with all the details.
If you have any class projects and haven’t been to class recently, or have things on consignment please get with me before the 26th to pick them up. I have attached one of the ads that will be running, but wanted everyone first shot at getting what they want. We have been in this location since 1995 so you can imagine how much there is.
If you have any questions, just give me a call,
Jody Cook—Our Villa Dolls