Happy Canada Day! Surroundings Celebrates 20 Years Today!

Time flies when your having fun. It truly does. Today Surroundings celebrates its 20th anniversary. Yes, I opened my doors on July 1st, 1993. It feels like it was just yesterday.

For all my regular and long standing customers, you have watched the store evolve and transform over the years. I have ripped out walls, false ceilings ( to expose our magnificent pressed tin ceiling), repaint too many times to mention, and of course move the cash desk.

Looking back it seems a bit of a blur. I am now selling furniture to my clients children who came into the store as pre-schoolers. Life goes on. I am so impressed with this young generation's love of all things old, they look at buying antiques and vintage as a green choice, and recognize they are getting quality that they could not afford to purchase in brand new furniture.

Latter today when my mom arrives, we will open the bottle of champagne above. I brought back the bubbly 2 years ago when I was in Champagne, France. I have been waiting for a special occasion, and I think this is it.
Sometime tonight I will pop the cork, toast Surroundings, my parents ( I so wished my Dad had lived to see this day), and all my loyal customers. Thank-you all!
 To 20 years of great furniture!