Monday, August 9, 2010

~ What's in A Name ~


After much deliberation on what to name my new shop it was decided. I wanted a name that summed up all the lovely things I am selling, and something that was a little quirky. Here is a quick snap I took over the weekend from the front of the store. So that's that. It's done! It's Just Plain Gorgeous I think. I am off to Melbourne for the August Trade & Gift fair. Hoping to find some new and exciting things for the shop. I will be back Thursday. Toot - a - loo!

82 comments:

  1. Love the name you chose!! Wish I was in Aussie Land!

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  2. Hi Simone-

    I think the name for your shop is just plain perfect! I love the graphic you are using too. How I wish I could be there when you open up.
    My best- Diane

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  3. Hi Simone, You girls have fun in Melbourne....sign looks.... well...just plain gorgeous....haha can't wait to see inside, cheers Katherine

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  4. I think its inventive and so you!. :-)

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  5. l-o-v-e it !!!

    have fun at market!

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  6. Perfect! I love the sign, the lower-case and the font with the colorful last word. Really great - Bravo!

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  7. LOVE love love the name...."gorgeous" is one of my favourite words!!!

    Happy shopping!! :)

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  8. Oh that is so exciting and such a cute name! Of course I am insanely jealous on one hand and so excited on the the other hand...can't wait to come and visit and go shopping!
    Have fun at the Trade Fair and wear really comfy ( but glamourous) shoes.
    Kiss Noises Linda

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  9. It's perfect Simone! What an exciting part of your life you are living.
    x Felicity

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  10. A perfect name for a perfect shop!!!
    Congratulations:)

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  11. how exciting! i love that you are sharing each step along the way -- that's just plain fabulous of you!

    xo
    elyse

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  12. I love this! The name is great and to the point, love the font and layout of the sign too. Modern and soooo stylish! You must be so excited to see everything coming together x

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  13. What can I say it really is Just Plain Gorgeous ! All the very , very best Simone .

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  14. Love the Name and love that blue color.. Such a beachy color!! Look forward to your updates!

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  15. A very apt name and it's going to be a gorgeous shop. All very very exciting!!

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  16. .... and that sign is 'just plain GORGEOUS'. Love it. Love the colours you've used & the font. I love the colour that you've used for your shop trim too. Can't wait to see it (your window)'dressed'. How exciting! :D

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  17. Great name. Wish I could stop by and shop.

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  18. How very exciting. Can't wait to see what you stock in there. Love the name.

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  19. I've always loved to hear toot-a-loo! That is a perfect name for your shop. Have loads of fun and I'll be back to see what you found.
    Brenda

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  20. Hi Simone,

    A BIG congrats on the shop - how exciting!!!! Sorry I have been radio silence for a while now. We were in Spain for 3 weeks and then I have been absolutely flat out at work since I got back and really haven't got back into the blogio yet!

    So much exciting stuff happening for you - we are home in Sept for a wedding (for a weekend only!) but if I get a chance I will def. pop into the shop - hope you'll be open by then!

    xox

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  21. I am soooo excited for you....happy dance..happy dance. I adore the name of your store!!!! xoxoxoxo

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  22. Congratulations! The name?......I love it!

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  23. Cool name, Simone! Love the sign, too. Not sure if you recall but I started my blog as French Country Furniture but outgrew it very quickly to become Restyled Vintage. During my dilemma to choose a new name you left a very kind comment on my blog which helped me alot :) I hope that the naming process was nice and easy for you, and that things are going well...I am soooo excited for you! I can't wait to see your next 'instalment'.

    xx Karen

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  24. Great name ~ I can't wait to come inside!!

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  25. I love it! What a perfect name! I just wish I were closer, so I could pop in and buy up a storm! :)

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  26. As all your postings ... your name is filled with positive associations. Congratulations on the name and your shop! :)

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  27. ...well ..ITS JUST PLAIN SMART of you to call it that!...great name!

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  28. The name is great, and the sign is so pretty! Hope you find some interesting things at the fair! ♥

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  29. Oh I'm EXCITED for you! HoW incredibly wonderful and exciting. I can't wait to see photos and I ADORE THE NAME!

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  30. Fantastic name - perfect. Can't wait to come and visit when you open. Enjoy stocking up with goodies in Melbourne.
    Clare x

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  31. Anything but plain inside I'm sure!! Looks wonderful :)

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  32. Absolutely fabulous name for the shop.
    Hope the weather was good for you here in our beautiful city of Melbourne and that you find some treasures for the shop. Today(Monday) is fabulous hopefully the rest of the weeks will be clear too.
    Alison

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  33. GORGEOUS is a word I used alot when commenting on blogs. I think it best sums up how to describe something of beauty that evokes a positive emotion. Perfect name and the sign looks...well...gorgeous!
    Angex

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  34. Love the name - it says it all. Look forward to seeing what you have bought at the trade fair. Have a lovely week.
    Rebecca

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  35. love the business name you chose Simone!!
    i love the word 'gorgeous' in and of itself
    and your name 'Just Plain Gorgeous'
    is so simple and divine!!

    oh and i love how you
    used different colors on
    the word 'Gorgeous.'
    so unique!

    wish you all the best!

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  36. I love the name - it's brilliant! : )

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  37. Can't wait to see inside, really like the name xx

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  38. That's a fantastic name! Love the signage too.

    Can't wait to see what you pick up from the trade fair.

    Have fun.

    Sandy K

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  39. Hi Simone..

    Love the name...will describe what you are selling for sure...& whats more it is really quite original....Simple & effective....

    Hope you are enjoying the gift fair in melbourne...I havent been able to get there as yet as busy looking after my dad & getting ready for my big shabby extravanganza!!

    xx andrea

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  40. Congratulations S,
    It looks divine - I'm gonna have to come and visit.
    sx

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  41. Congratulations Simone! I think it's "just plain" perfect!
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  42. Great name! I know how difficult it is to decide- this is a very appealing name that sums it all up!

    congrats!

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  43. Love it! Just what Oxford St needs... some gorgeousness! A-M xx

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  44. ADORE the namd- no-one will forget it once they have seen it!!

    have a ball in melbourne- youre up to the REALLY FUN part now- no more sanding and applying wallpaper- now its all the *fiddling* *ooohing* and * aaahhhing* enjoy!!

    melissa xx

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  45. Great name, Simone! What a busy bee you are. I know your new venture will be a big success for you. xx

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  46. It's a name that is bound to get people curious.... good luck

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  47. love it! and your signage? just plain gorgeous I tell you! - I'll be at the trade shows as well, I hope we cross paths! xxx

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  48. Great name, it's always hard to decide on a new name, can't wait to see the shop :)

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  49. That name is just plain gorgeous Simone!! I'm wondering how many other people have just said the same, lol.

    It's one of those: 'does exactly what it says on the tin' sort of names - such a perfect fit as your taste and creations are always gorgeous not to mention beautiful. How, how exciting!!!

    xx

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  50. Love it !!! How exciting !!! Enjoy the gift fair ...

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  51. Nothing plain about it Simone!! Great name for a person with great style. Good luck at the trade fair. Have heaps of fun!! Pruxxx

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  52. I simply adore the name! Great job Simone!

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  53. What a delightful name!! I am hosting a jewelry giveaway on my blog. Would love to see you there!

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  54. Great choice! You are making decisions left and right, I'm usually so indecisive with important decisions. I can't wait to see it open!

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  55. Perfect. Enjoy the fair. Looking forward to seeing what you find to add to your shop.

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  56. Great name. So exciting, it will be a fabulous shop which I hope I will able to visit at some point!

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  57. The name for your new shop is absolutely perfect Simone! Coz that's what you make...just plain gorgeous things! I'm so happy for you.
    -marie

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  58. Congrats on naming the baby - it's such a hard thing to do. Looking forward to seeing more as the shop unfolds.

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  59. i LLLOVE it.
    this is so exciting.<3

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  60. Love it!! Congratulations, and I love that you're keeping us posted with pictures & information!

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  61. Great name, please please post a lot of photos of the shop when it is open :)It looks like a dream come true. Ebru

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  62. Congratulations on the shop and the gorgeous new name. Love the new wall paper as well. I know exactly what you are going through as we opened Shop handmade 4 months ago.
    Would love to keep in contact!
    Cheers
    julie

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  63. Enjoy the gift fair Simone! Wish I could have made it this year luckly I have a contact to do some shopping for me, I was suprised you didnt call it Beach Vintage like your blog, but just plain gorgeous sounds great & with the gorgeous having a colour font it stands out really well good luck with it all, next time I visit Brissy I will make sure I come and see you in your shop! :))))

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  64. Love that name... but why didnt you call it 'beach vintage'?

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  65. The sign & the storefront aqua would definitely pull me in off the sidewalk!

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  66. I am excited for you. I have always wanted to open a store but instead I have an antique booth. Not as much responsibility. It has done well...so maybe when my boys get a little older I will take the plunge. I look forward to following your blog and supporting you on your successful journey of store ownership.

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  67. I wanted to let everyone that I "follow"; don't forget to come over and enter my giveaway! Today's the last day :D

    And I love the name!!

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  68. That is such a good name and will attract a lot of interest - look at the amount of comments you have!

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  69. Love the blue window frames and the sign is great! Perfect shop name! x

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  70. All sounds very exciting, and I just love the name!! Pretty sign as well!

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