Hello darling! I'm Tara. Designer of pretty things, taco lover & champagne addict. Pull up a chair, let me pour you a glass of bubbly & get to know a little more about me & my fabulous home, Avenue Twenty-One!
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September 5, 2016
So many of you fab friends aren’t able to make it to our little corner of heaven here in Troy, Ohio so I thought a little tour would be helpful to you! Our store is a pretty little work in progress but we love it sooooo much! We asked one of our favorite Dayton area photographers, Morgan Anderson Photography, to come capture Avenue Twenty-One. Expect lots more changes in the next couple of months but for now, enjoy a little sneak peek into our shop!
Morgan got to us as we were preparing for our big Grand Opening Event (which we can’t wait to talk about, of course – because it was everything! – but more on that later!)
Walk into our fancy little store and take it all in. We love all things pretty & glam but like to break it up a bit with some vintage & reclaimed finds. The stories that our vintage steamer trunk could tell. Doesn’t it make you wonder? I’m pretty sure that fabulous things were kept in that chest. And our cute little dining table & benches were locally made & hand white washed right here in our design studio!
It’s Coffee ’til Cocktails here in the studio so we make sure to keep lots of mugs, tumblers & fancy little wine glasses by some of your favorite designers close by!
Wine is always a great gift for any occasion so we make sure to keep these letterpress wine tags by Chez Gagne in stock!
We love our gallery wall, which houses some current favorites, pretty prints and, for real, who doesn’t need a champagne door bell?
Pretty place settings & vases all piled up. Our favorite right now? Our pink & gold water pitchers used as chic little vases!
White & gold will always be our go-to. It goes with everything! These pineapple trinket trays sold out the first day we put them on the floor! We of course, had to order more and kept one for ourselves!
Our Grand Opening Event was an amazing celebration… and no celebration is complete without confetti. Our chic little confetti bar had in-house created blends for our guests to make their own bags, poppers & wands to take home!
Oh, hello there! Yes, that is a vintage pink rotary telephone that one of my greatest friends in Pittsburgh found for me! It will always have a special place in our shop and we can’t imagine it being anywhere else but on our custom conversation bench right now.
A little peek at another custom piece in our shop! And that tote? That is a hand lettered piece designed right here in our studio by me! Because we believe in making things custom, pretty and just… us.
Want to learn how to do your own hand lettering? We have you covered! We have hand lettering books & calligraphy kits available in our shop as well! We believe in learning & developing a passion for creativity so we also offer in-house workshops! And in case you missed it, we are hosting a Calligraphy 101 class as well! Interested in seeing what events we have coming up? Make sure to sign up for our newsletter & check out our Events page often!
Last but not least, we have the prettiest, chicest card wall you’ve ever seen! We don’t want to brag but our greeting cards are amazing. They are funny, unique, chic, pretty, luxurious, glamorous, sweet… need I go on? We carry the designers you know best along with some fun new finds to keep you guessing and discovering.
Thanks for taking a little peek around our shop! We are so thrilled to be settling into Downtown Troy and look forward to sharing all of the amazing things we have planned. What’s next for us? We want to discover new artistisans, creatives & designers so we will having an exclusive Artisan Open Call that will be announced this week (you heard it here first!) We will be completing our workshop area this month and scheduling more creative workshops. We are also introducing our Business Quickie series!
Another huge shout out and thank you to Morgan Anderson Photography for capturing the beginning of our chic little shop!
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We hope to see you in our shop soon! xoxo!