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Old 02-02-2009, 02:59 PM   #1  
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Default I feel like I have a piece of local stamping history!

Our local LSS stamp store closed on Saturday after 20 years and 4 different locations as her business grew. Make An Impression (Issaquah, WA) will be really missed but thank you Shirley for 20 great years of inspriration, service and ideas. Enjoy your retirement and grandchildren!

Anyway, I debated for a month on purchasing some of her shelves for my stamp room. On the day before she closed, I took the plunge for I just really wanted a piece of what got me started in the first place. I am so happy I did for now I almost feel like I am in her store. Her husband, over the years, custom made 90 of these! Aren't they cool? Now I feel like I have a little local piece of history in my own home. It makes me feel happy.

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New addition to my Stamp Room by dacpam at Splitcoaststampers

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Just needed to share and Shirley, I hope you see this and know that your shelves are in a good home.
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That's too cool!! Besides the fact I love the shelves, I love what they mean to you. That would bring a warm cozy feeling to your space! Congrats!!
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I am happy for you!
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How beautiful! You lucky gal! Think of all the memories they will bring you. Thanks for sharing!
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It's like having a store of your own within your crafting room. Thanks for sharing.
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wow love the craft room x
well you do have a little history in those shelves and a story to tell with them - it all makes living with a bit of wood that much more interesting !
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OMW they are gorgeous!!! What a wonderful addition!
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Those are awesome! SOrry you lost her shop.
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Holy cow...that's so cool! I am SO SERIOUSLY bummed that I won't get one last chance to visit the store. I'm headed over to Bellevue on the 13th for a week and it's too late! <sniff!> Last time I was over that way I trekked over to Redmond to hit Rubber Soul and found out I was a month or so too late for them, too...they'd closed that location. 'Spose that means I'm supposed to stick with Stampin' Up, lol?

Congratulations on getting your piece of rubber stamping Americana...
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What a special story, and what beautiful shelves!
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Wow...I had no idea that store was closing! I wish I would have known...I would have made a trip over there...not that far away.
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What an awesome buy! I would love those in my stamp room. Too bad they closed, but you scored on this one!
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Those shelves are so beautiful and I'm glad they have great sentiment to you.
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What a wonderful and meaningful addition to your stamping room. I love that you are able to gaze upon your stamps.
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FABULOUS!!!! I love the shelves! How great that you have such a GREAT memory to share with us!
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How wonderful to have a useful item with a wonderful memory attached. I too bought several shelves when one of my favorite stores Stamping Jazzy Style in Madison WI closed. Every time I look at them I remember all the wonderful people I met through that store. I miss the owner and the employees most of all. They were truly one of a kind!
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They're gorgeous and you've given them a great new home where they'll clearly be loved and appreciated. Well done you and best wished to Shirley-may she enjoy her retirement knowing how much joy her shop must have given people over the years.
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Wow- that is so wonderful!! They look great in your stamping room and the sentimental value is just amazing!
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Those are such great shelves. What a great deal for you and yet so sad that after 20 years she is having to close.
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Wow, those are neat.
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Wow! You got yourself some awesome shelves! Congrats.
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Yup, I've bought many a stamp there...gonna miss them. How neat for you to own a bit of them, though.
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I hadn't realized they were going...! I will miss my visits there!
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It was meant to be that the shelves live with you now. They fit your room perfectly.
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Gorgeous shelves!
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Those are really nice shelves! Enjoy!
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