I cannot believe it has been a year. This time last year I was so nervous: would people like Demeter Home… is Pine Plains the right choice… do I have enough inventory to even open? I wish I could have told myself what I would be thinking a year later.
Opening Demeter Home has been a dream. It hasn’t always been easy, but I have loved every minute. Pine Plains was the exact right place to be and I love being part of this community. I’ve had the privilege of meeting so many wonderful people and they have all welcomed me and my family with open arms and lots of humor.
Demeter Home started with almost an empty store. We grew, celebrated the holidays, had a fun winter (some of our busiest days were snow days), knocked down a wall to almost triple in size, enjoyed our first summer, and now look forward to our next year! Can you believe the holidays are basically here again?
I wanted to write this letter mainly to thank all of you. If you are reading this, I can guarantee you helped me at some point over the past year. Your encouragement, creativity, , recommendations, referrals and support made this an incredible and humbling experience. All of your purchases didn’t hurt either. I cannot put into words how much I want to thank you all!
And now on to year two! Everyone that knows me knows I like to focus on what’s next. New products in a bigger space and lots of fun new ideas. In addition to continuously expanding the store, this year we will be growing our design and shopping services, as well as launching new partnerships with the community. Just wait, Demeter Home is still just beginning, and with you by our side, the sky is the limit!
All my very best,