It seems to sneak up on us every year. We just seem to end summer, and suddenly it’s time to pull out the Christmas decorations, get ready for the holiday open house, and begin to prepare for winter. But now that the manor has been decorated from top to bottom, we are able to take a second to sit back and pause, and consider what this season is truly about.
Next week is Thanksgiving. The turkey, the stuffing, the cranberry sauce, the pumpkin pie, and the nap on the couch after. For many, it’s hours of prep work and cooking to prepare a feast that could feed an army. It’s family gathered around a table (or sometimes the family has grown so large that it’s extra tables, included that infamous “kid table”). And, of course, for others, it’s the day before the sales at the malls and mass retailers begin. But, Thanksgiving is meant to be exactly what the word says in its simplest form: a giving of thanks. A time to reflect on all that we have, all that we have come through, and all that we have experienced. And we here at Deep Creek Vintage would like to take some time to do just that.
First and foremost, we are thankful for our loyal customers. I can’t help but think of the little song I learned when I was a Girl Scout, “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other’s gold.” We are so thankful that as we have continued to grow and change, we have had so many customers continue to walk through that door and go through it all with us. When your customers become your friends, you are truly lucky. We are grateful that new people continue to find Deep Creek Vintage and tell their friends, and we hope that this never changes.
Our vendors are certainly among our blessings, and we know that Deep Creek Vintage would not be the place it is without them. We are a diverse group of people, but it is that diversity that makes sure there is something for everyone who walks through those doors. Each of our vendors has a special role. We know that there are so many places that they could choose to have their businesses, and we are happy that they have chosen to join us at Deep Creek. We will continue to grow in 2016, and can’t wait to see who will be added to our expanding group.
Lastly, we are thankful for this business. They say that if you love what you do, you never work a day in your life. We are grateful to have a business that is not only a work of heart, but also a work of art, where we can use our creativity and really just put ourselves out there, and that the public enjoys what we do as much as we enjoy doing it. We are thankful that we are able to help bring history to life, not only with the materials and objects we house, but also in the building we are housed in. It is not every business who has the opportunity to be in a manor house that has history in every nook and cranny.
So as we pause this Thanksgiving, these are some of the things we will be giving thanks for. We have lots of exciting things coming at Deep Creek, so stay tuned. And thank you for being part of our family!