It looks a bit different around here, doesn’t it? ☺️ In case you didn’t notice the new logo… & name… etc… I’ll start at the beginning of the story.
Corner Chair was started when I was a young bride, searching for some normalcy after my idealistic (selfish) brain realized that marriage looked different than what I had dreamed about my whole life. Quite honestly: I didn’t know what to do with myself. I had accomplished my biggest goals, & didn’t know what to dream about next. I’m a dreamer by nature; constantly seeking out new ideas & adventures. Caring for the additions to our family was an amazing new adventure, but I still craved MORE. I just didn’t know what.
So, Corner Chair began. (I started drawing in the corner office of Hubs’ family business… thus the name.) It felt… Comfortable. I began learning… about business, about balancing family & creativity. I couldn’t ask for a better partner… Hubs’ love & grace was unending as I stumbled to learn all my new roles. (God really does know what He’s doing!) This space grew along with me, experiencing growing pains, new logos, & countless new product ideas. 😆 When I began planning the Campfires Collection, I could sense that Corner Chair was about to change. I could see my mission growing, along with my heart. I longed to share more of my heart, instead of just what I was creating.
Re-branding has crossed my mind a few times, but the thought felt daunting. The timing wasn’t right, & instead of plummeting head-first into a crazy new idea (my usual habit!), I felt very content. There was no need to change a good thing, right?
Last week I was enjoying the quiet of the morning, scribbling in my journal, & drinking coffee. Out of the blue, it was VERY clear to me that it was time to rebrand. It was almost as if I heard someone say: “You’ve outgrown Corner Chair.” Immediately I started dreaming. Planning. Thinking.
“This will take a few months…” I told myself & Hubs. I began the process of creating; coming up with ideas & figuring out how to flesh them out. Brainstorming is one of my favorite pastimes. The thesaurus was my new best friend. Wanderlust… Freedom, Wild Adventure. I stumbled on a phrase that I couldn’t get it out of my mind. It matched everything I dream about sharing with you. Everything I’m learning & growing in.
I scribbled my thoughts & prayers in my journal. “Am I moving too fast? Should I be investing in this right now? Am I crazy?” I questioned morning after morning in my journal. I felt like the Lord was saying “When will you trust me?” That phrase kept running through my head like it was on auto-pilot. So, I did what I do best:
I rushed headlong into a crazy new idea. 😂
I still have a long way to go. Mostly, there’s a lot of technical stuff that will take time to change. I hope to begin filling the shop with simple, beautiful items for your home, your wardrobe, and your daily life. But here’s my hope for this space:
I want to encourage you to be FREE. To chase after the dreams
God has put in your heart with wild abandon. To seek wonder,
and follow the bit of gypsy in your soul. I want you to feel
encouraged, undone by grace, and know that you are loved.
Will you join me?