This week I took two days off of work to help my mom in her and my aunt’s store My Sister & Me in Lake Geneva, WI. Seems funny to take vacation days to go work, but it never feels like work. My primary responsibilities are to keep my mom company and research some of the store’s antique and vintage inventory.
Last month, My Sister & Me celebrated their one year anniversary and I couldn’t be more proud. The store looks amazing and it’s filled with such a wide variety of things that I would be surprised if anyone could walk through that door without finding something that attracts their interest.
Frankly it’s tough to even walk across their wrap-around porch without this turn of the century doctor’s buggy drawing customers in for a photo-op.
They’re open year-round but since winter is Lake Geneva’s slow season, they have also been listing items on Etsy at http://www.etsy.com/shop/MySisterandMeLLC
For as long as I can remember my mom has been daydreaming about opening her own store. Although the type of store has varied over the years the goal has always been the same.
Now that dream is on the verge of coming true in the form of a vintage goods and gifts store called My Sister & Me!
My Sister & Me will live in a turn-of-the-century home in what is called the Maple Park Historical District in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Currently the home is in the final stages of restoration and will resemble what it probably looked like when it was built.
I’ve always admired Lake Geneva and even in this financial climate the town’s small businesses have done well enough to remain open. Plus, with the variety of events and activities that Lake Geneva holds year round there is always a considerable amount of people shopping; even in the winter.
On Father’s Day I wandered around the lake a bit while my dad was helping work on the house. There is a really wonderful path that wraps around the entire lake and actually cuts through some of the million dollar properties. All they ask is that you are courteous to the homeowners and keep on the path.