Celebrating one year of being open is a darling milestone, and one that is only possible because of the folks who come in week after week to pick up a new box of freshly-sharpened pencils or a lined notebook to record their ideas. Our one year party was an opportunity to honor the people who make Merriment possible: our customers. So, naturally, we decked the shelves with new arrivals and pulled out chilled Champagne, plus the gals from Anthousai adorned our walls with a floral installation and Queenie's gifted us one of their classic cakes. Below, a few pictures from the shindig:
Boxed stationery sets, journals, confetti tape, art prints, and made-in-California candles are just a few of the gifts available at Merriment. Photo by Wallflower Photography
We almost always have fresh flowers in the shop, so it was a no-brainer that we'd need some pretty florals for our birthday party. The super-talented gals of Anthousai created several floral installations around the store in shades of one of our favorite colors, marigold. Photo by Wallflower Photography
Our ink bar, which boasts over a dozen pen colors and our boxed sets of Blackwing pencils, flanked by a celebratory pink balloon garland. Need a balloon garland for your party? We'd love to make one for you! We have a giant variety of colors available. Photo by Wallflower Photography
Tulsa, we can't thank you enough for such a wonderful first year. We are so proud to be your neighborhood card shop. Photo by Wallflower Photography
Thank you so much for a splendid first year, friends! There's so much to come in year two - even just in the next month! - including our first-ever Peppermint Bash, our second holiday open house on December 9th, kid's art camps (more details coming soon), plus Valentine's Day workshops and events that support our community.
Want to see something new or different at Merriment in our second year? A bigger variety of pens? A business book club? (Okay, fine, we're already working on that.) Share your ideas or opinions with us in the comments!