announcement:

December 12, 2012



So we have an announcement to make .... oh, hello friend is going retail! as in brick + mortar. Yep, that's right! If you live in Orange County, you'll soon be able to shop for all your favorite oh, hello friend goods & more in PERSON! If you follow me on instagram, you may have already seen some photos I've posted but this is the official announcement!

I have been really excited to share this with you guys. Well, some of you know this has been something on my mind for a loooooong time. I can't believe it was over a year ago I asked your opinion about this topic. I was pretty much ready to move forward with a shop but the spaces we looked at didn't end up working out. (too expensive, not enough space, too much space, etc) So we kind of put those plans on hold. But now I can finally take my sweet vintage cash register I bought 2 years ago out of the garage and use it! and seriously, I am always so drawn to displays for some crazy reason! I knew I'd make use of all these displays I have been hoarding, I mean, collecting over the years.... I must have subconsciously been gathering displays because I knew this day would come! ;)

We didn't really tell anyone we were thinking about it this time around. I didn't want to bring it up and then just have the plans fall through like before. I barely even told my family, I thought it'd be fun to just tell them one day, hey we got a store! But I had to tell my mom & dad to have them look over the lease for me, lol.

So Nick and I were just talking one day and discussing the future. I said it'd be nice to have a space to work in to get out of the house, which led us to talking about opening a shop for real. We prayed about it and Nick told me he'd start looking for some spaces but we figured it would be a slim chance because good spaces rarely become available and there were really only a couple cities/areas I'd want to open a shop anyway. We found a space in Downtown Fullerton but when I called, it had just been leased! I was so bummed but knew it wasn't meant to be. Then the guy told me the tenant in the space right next door was moving out!! I was pretty excited. We started negotiations and in a couple weeks we signed the lease! 

It still doesn't seem real and sometimes I doubt and question and ask myself, "what have we gotten ourselves into?" ;) But honestly, I think this was just the right move. The timing is right, everything actually fell into place quite easily. We've been selling at craft shows for 4 years now so this just seems like the next step. I am so excited at what the future will bring. We are going into this with no expectations, because we have absolutely no idea what to expect! It could be awesome or it could fail miserably. We signed a 2-year lease so I guess I figured WHY NOT. Take a chance and see how it plays out. If we don't, we'll always be left wondering. If it doesn't work out, at least we'll have learned a ton of good life experience from the whole thing. Anyway, here are some photos of what we've moved in so far.. which is not much! Our grand opening is scheduled for sometime in January :)





We painted the walls (yellow, what else?) and tore up all the laminate and got concrete floors! I am loving concrete floors! (we also got them in our house) If you want concrete floors done, my guy is awesome!



Anyway, be sure to follow us on instagram, we'll be posting tons of photos as we get the shop set up! #ohfshop - We're hoping to be open by next month so stay tuned for the announcement! If you'd like to keep up to date and for information on our big grand opening party, sign up for the shop newsletter by clicking here or you can sign up in the form below! Thanks for all your support friends :)

85 hello's:

  1. Congrats! Such exciting news. I'm living in Northern VA now but moved from CA and visited downtown Fullerton quite frequently. I'll be sure to stop in on my next visit back home. Wishing you much success! ~ Julie

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  2. YAY!!! Congratulations!!!

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  3. Congratulations! I remember that post when you asked people's opinions, and now here you are! That's so exciting! Of course, I live on the other side of the country, but I am still excited for you. Good luck!

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  4. Congratulations!! That is so exciting! I hope to see your shop someday in person. Best of luck!

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  5. Congrats!

    Please try and make a december desktop calendar/ wallpaper :)

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  6. I've been following along here for a bit and enjoy it so much. A shop! What fun! I wish you all the best.

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  7. hooray! a big congratulations to you and nick!! much success to you both and your new store!!!

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  8. This is soooo exciting!! Congrats! You're store is going to do amazing, and I'm sure you'll have plenty of buzz to give you the best grand opening! Good Luck...I totally wish I didnt live allll the way on the East cosast :( Maybe I'll have to plan a visit one day!

    xx Ashleigh
    www.ashflynn.blogspot.com

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  9. GAH!!! Congratulations that is so amazing!!! So excited for you both! Another great excuse to visit LA someday :)

    And yeah def have a lot of cameras all over (faux if nothing else), my friend has a shop and the jewelry is stolen ALL the time. So sad.

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  10. Congratulations and good luck!!
    It seems like a dream come true :)

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  11. yaaaaay!! Go Danni!!! this is so exciting! enjoy every minute! :)

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  12. Yay! I'm so excited for your shop to open! I live less than 10 minutes away from Downtown Fullerton and I'm really happy that it's so close by. I can't wait to go visit :)

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  13. congratulations, Danni! this is more than awesome! you are such an inspiration!

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  14. ahh! downtown fullerton is sooo great! you're going to love having a shop down there. my friend amanda just opened a small skincare company and has a shop on amerige. i'm looking forward to seeing you guys down there! :)

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  15. That is such exciting news-congratulations! I so wished I lived close enough to stop by (I live in Virginia), I would love to see your shop. Please post photos! Wishing you much success on your awesome new adventure!!!

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  16. Congratulations, Danni! I predict a big success due to your charming and irresistible design sense.

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  17. I keep driving by wondering how the progress is coming along (: Can't wait to be neighbors with you!!

    Let me know if you need help with anything (:

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  18. this is so awesome danni! I never got a chance to stop by your booth at Renegade L.A. (too busy :)) so I will definitely be making a trip up to OC to see the OHF shop!

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  19. That is so awesome, im gonna have to take a trip to the OC to visit your shop! CONGRATULATIONS :)

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  20. Congrats, Danni! This is such great news. I'm cheering for you :)

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  21. Congratulations Danni!!!!! I'm so excited that your time has come. Good things come to those who wait on the Lord. Can't wait to see everything in place.
    ~Marika

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  22. congratulations! so exciting! i wish i was lived closer so i could shop all the time!! the shop is going to look lovely, i just know it!

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  23. I'll be honest- I want to visit LA just to see your store. I've been planning this since the first Instagram photo. I'm sooo excited for you!!!!

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  24. Congratulations! It's already looking adorable. I'm glad I have family in Orange County, that makes it much easier for me to visit your shop!

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  25. Danni - this is so awesome! I will definitely be following you in this new venture:)

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  26. So excited for you and happy it's not far from me. My in-laws live in Fullerton so I think I may need a side trip on the way to see them. Looking forward to watching the progress on Instagram. Good luck and best wishes to you!!

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  27. CONGRATS and Praise God sister! I live in Seal and will DEF be coming to visit once the shop opens! YAY!

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  28. Wooooo! I live down the street, literally! I can't wait to go by (;

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  29. i live in kentucky but if i were nearby you'd probably have to kick me out of your shop...cannot wait to "window shop" via blog. post all the pics you can!

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  30. How exciting! Congratulations! The space looks great.
    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  31. Doll, Ryan and I are so, so excited and happy for you! We will obviously be there with bells on at the grand opening. :) Can't wait to see it! Lots of blessings while you're getting things ready. xo

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  32. Congrats Danni! You work so hard for this! So happy for you! Can't wait to see & hear more about your store!

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  33. Amazing! Best of luck with the grand opening.

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  34. So-so happy for you! been following your blog for quite a while now and totally adore your work! though it'll be a long way, next time i'm in LA i'll make sure to stop by! xoxoxo from germany, isabell

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  35. Congrats Danni!
    I wish I still live in L.A. so I could go check it out!

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  36. Oh that's wonderful! I'll have to come check it out once open! Congrats on this special time! xx -Taj

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  37. this is fantastic news!! congratulations to you both! i will definitely be visiting when you open your doors! :)

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  38. Oh how incredibly exciting for you two!!! I wish I still lived down there so I could stop in...perhaps one of these days when we take a vacation. Can't wait to see what you do with the space and the fun goodies you will be selling. Good luck to you and Nick!

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  39. Congrats!!! You are so brave for taking the leap. I'm sure your shop will be beautiful and successful just like everything you do!

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  40. Congratulations! I will have to visit next year, when I make my monthly trips to L.A.

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  41. SO exciting Danni! Such a great spot for you too! I loved walking around there when I lived in the area. Can't wait to visit!

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  42. Such exciting news! Congrats. I hope it is everything you have dreamed of and more!

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  43. how exciting and inspiring! congrats! :)

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  44. congratulations danni!!

    i remember when you were selling at ucsd's vendor fair :) it's great to see oh, hello friend turning into a store!!

    xoxo joyce

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  46. Congratulations! You must be sooo excited! Good luck - I can't wait to see how it looks!

    ~ Alex xo :)

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  47. yaaaaaaaaaaay.

    now i just need to visit fullerton more often :)

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  48. Exciting! Good luck. If I visit Fullerton sometime, it'll be on my list to go to your store. :)

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  49. Awesome, all the best Danni!

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  50. Congrats Danni & Nick! I'm so happy for both on your next adventure. I'll be in line when the store open. haha.
    xoxo

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  51. Woohoo...so happy for you! Mac and I cannot wait to shop. :) And I'd be happy to help if you need it.

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  52. this is so exciting!! I remember reading your blog back when you first started it, and barely had any followers, and now here you are opening up a STORE!! :) I have a feeling you'll be successful, and I'll be praying the Lord will bless this venture of yours. You can bet I'll be stopping by sometime, for sure! So happy for you, Danni!

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  53. Exciting news! Congrats! My family lives close by - will be sure to stop in and check it out next time we visit.

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  54. Wow! That's amazing! Awesome news, congrats!! Can't wait to see the store when it's all setup ready for business!

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  55. Congrats Danni! I love watching your shop grow and grow and grow. You will do amazingly awesome. :)

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  56. loved seeing you last weekend, danni. and i am soo incredibly happy for you!! makin' dreams come true!
    xo
    j.

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  57. This is huge! What an exciting time for you!

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  58. What a dream! Congratulations and best of luck to you guys.

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  59. SO happy for you guys! I've been reading your blog for a while now and I dont ususally comment, but this a dream that my BF and i aspire to have one day , and you have totally inspired us so Thank you! I do wish we lived in the US so we could come and see the awesomenes in person :( hope you'll continue to post lots of pics!

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  60. YAY you're really doing it Danni! Living the dream! Congratulations... the space looks so great already!

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  61. CONGRATULATIONS DANNI!!!!! Sooooo utterly excited for you I can hardly stand it! Wish I could give you a giant hug right now! You are amazing and cannot wait to see your brick and mortar shop in person one day. So, so, so exciting! For my next visit, I'll need to know if you're accepting volunteer applications. I LOVE OH HELLO FRIEND THAT MUCH! Congrats on this dream come true sweet friend and love being able to cheer on all the blessings the Lord pours on you guys. Goooo OHF!

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  63. Wonderful news! Congratulations!

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  64. How exciting!!!! Congrats! Can't wait to stop in!

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  65. this is so exciting! my parents live in irvine, so i'll definitely stop by next time i'm in town! can't wait!

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  66. aww! super exciting danni! ^__^

    all the best with it, can't wait to see more pics!

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  67. Congratulations on your brick and mortar shop. Best wishes and happy sales!

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  68. yay Danni - this is SUCH great news! No wonder you've been super busy. Hope I'll get to visit your shop someday! Big hugs from NYC, and congrats again :)

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  69. I used to live down there but am now up in NorCal. If I make it down sometime I'll be sure to check it out! :)

    Julie

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  70. This will be awesome! I love those yellow walls! May I ask what color they are?

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  71. So so exciting!! Can't wait to finally get to visit your vintage treasures and handmade crafts in person!

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  72. Such happy & exciting news! The best way to welcome the new year... Congratulations on your new venture!

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  73. How fun! I love little shops. Can't wait to visit.

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  74. super exciting for you! congrats & would love to visit when i get down that way from central CA :)

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  75. Oh my goodness, I'm a little behind but was so excited to read this! Congratulation and best of luck, Danni! Speaking from recent experience, opening a shop is by far the scariest/most rewarding thing I have done to date (besides having kids) and sometimes the best thing to do is just jump right in! Best of luck to you guys :)
    ~LILY

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  76. How exciting and brave.
    I can't wait to see how it all turns out. I hope i can visit one day.
    Good luck x

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  77. Congrats Danni! I know you'll be awesome being behind your vintage cash register!

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  78. Oh my goodness!!! Congratulations, Danni!!! So excited for you guys! :) Can't wait to visit!

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  79. Wishing you so much success! I have watched your company grow over the years both from your blog and shows! I look forward to your grand opening!!

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  80. Congrats Danni & Nick! I can't wait until the grand opening, I know you're going to make it AMAZING in there! Good luck with everything!

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  81. Congratulations on your new shop! I'm a few hours north (Sacramento), but I'll try to stop in the next time I get down that way.

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Friends, Thank you so much for reading + supporting my blog, and for taking the time to leave me a comment. Your comment support truly means so much to me. Have a lovely day! xo, danni