|We're enjoying these, we thought you might too!|
Your couch is draped in bubble wrap and tissue paper, you have products all over your house, and you have a big stack of boxes in the corner somewhere in your house most of the time. Does this sound familiar?
|Orders going out for our Etsy shop after Thanksgiving weekend,|
at least the cats can rest!
|A scene from Master Piece Theater's Mr. Selfridge, if I ever get to London, I'm totally visiting Selfridge & Co. it looks amazing!|
The first of these two series' to air was The Paradise in 2012, it's the story of a young woman who goes to work in a department store in the first English department store owned by John Moray called The Paradise. This is a fiction based on the book by Emile Zola called Au Bonheur des Dames which takes place in France, but in this adaptation, the story takes place in North East England. Back in those days wealthy ladies didn't shop like we do today, their dress makers would come to their homes.
|Shopping at Mr. Moray's Victorian department store The Paradise|
Mr. Selfridge is a Materpiece Theater production based upon the actual founder of London's first department store Selfridge & Co.. This series follows the career of Harry Selfridge (played by Jeremy Piven) an American entrepreneur who after turning Marshall Fields into a modern department store in Chicago, decides that London needs something similar.
|Shopping at Mr. Selfridge's establishment|
This is the story of how he moved his family to London and against the odds, even when people ridiculed him and thought he was nuts transformed the way people shopped by giving them an experience they've never had before. The ups and downs of the staff bring us through the opening of Selfridge & Co. all the way up to WWI, and there are enough scandals and strife in between to keep you wondering what will happen next. Series 3 of Mr. Selfridge airing in the UK in March.
I have an idea, my fellow Etsy sellers (and other online small business entrepreneurs) Why don't you add your shops link to the comments on this blog, then we can all check out each other's shops!
And while you're minding the shop this holiday season, if you haven't seen these series' yet, I highly recommend them as a great inspiration and lots of fun while you package orders, crafting new items, and answering customer questions. If you end up with a difficult situation you can ask yourself, "What would Mr. Selfridge do?"