When Abby and I started Fox and Finch, we started with what we had. We both had collections of vintage and antique furniture that we loved and were happy to share with others. We stored our collection in a converted barn on my property. For months, all our furniture fit on the second floor. It was a pretty nice space with hardwood floors and built in bookshelves, put in by the previous owner. But we quickly outgrew that and had to expand into every nook and cranny of the building. As we added to our inventory, it became clear that we needed to look for a new space.
Abby stumbled across a sign for available space in Fountain Hill, PA. It was a super cool industrial factory space, on the second floor. It had an awesome, huge window and was fairly clean and bright, for a turn of the century factory. We signed our lease in November and began the move in process. As we cleaned and settled in we were dying to share it with others. We kept promising to host an open house. But the move in process took longer than we'd anticipated. By January, we had our space up and running as a showroom and a photo studio and we began to plan for our first open house.
Our open house was on May 7th. We had a great turn out. We got to meet a lot of new faces and hug a lot of old friends.
Shortly after we moved into our new showroom, Saranda's On Broadway moved into the old Benner St. Restaurant which was right next to our building. We were so excited to hear that they would be offering catering, so we asked them to cook for our event. They did a bang up job. This was our tasty menu for the evening:
- Salmon Gravlex on toasted crostini topped with crème fraîche
- Tuna Tartare on fried won ton
- Cheese and charcuterie with homemade dried meats and fresh fruit
It all looked incredible and tasted fantastic. They displayed it on our Mahogany Bar, which has yet to make it to our inventory page. Their staff was wonderful and we hope to host a party with them again soon.
We asked our friend Wes, from Wesley Works Entertainment to DJ for us. We had him set up in the corner by our vintage record console. He did a stellar job. We loved his song choices and the volume was just perfect for our space and the mingling crowd.
We ordered some delectable cookies from Angela at Sugar Babe Cupcakes to nosh on after Saranda's rich food. Angela provided coconut macaron, vanilla sprinkle, snickerdoodle, and chocolate chip cookies for us. I'd had her cupcakes before (which are to die for), but never her cookies. SOOOOO GOOOOD!!!! We displayed them on our Geraldine Vanity and they looked so sweet, in every way imaginable.
Alexandra Whitney was kind enough to photograph the event for us. These are her awesome images that I am so happy to be able to share with you. Thanks again Alex for capturing this for us!
We intend to host another open house at some point. Maybe once, or twice a year. It was so fun to have a chance to spend some down time with other wedding professionals and to see some of our brides and grooms enjoying themselves in our showroom. A few people inquired about us offering more events in our space, which is definitely something we intend to do. We're so fortunate to be able to house our furniture in such a cool space and we love to share it with others. I hope you can make it to the next one!