With Thanks...

Following my post about the Salvage Studio, I received a very nice email from Beth Evans-Ramos, one of the owners:

"Hi Deb,

It was fun to see you and Bob on Saturday. Thanks for dropping by and visiting.

Your blog posting about our transition is absolutely fab! You totally get us and what we are doing. Your writing was eloquent. And being in the same paragraph with Rachel A. is an honor unto itself. I hurt for her. But I’m with you – I believe in her vision, beauty and grace. Starting and maintaining a business is very hard work. Growing a business is trickier yet.

We really appreciate your support in spreading the word about the Salvage Studio, why we closed our traditional retail venue, and that our business is healthier than ever. It has been exhausting to explain to customer after customer that we are not closing the door on everything. We are just warming up!

I respect your business savvy, and admire how much you support so many women in business.

We’ll see you in June! (at Farm Chicks)

Beth Evans-Ramos

The Salvage Studios"

Beth, my dear, your writing is quite eloquent, as well... I can only imagine just how many times you girls have tried to explain your motives and methods for this decision. So many people will never 'get it' - but you can quote my post and send it out to all of your customers if you'd like! I thank you for your kind words... it is my pleasure to promote others who work so hard to succeed.


  1. i heart your blog


  2. I recieved my book today! Thank you so much! I'm so excited!

  3. Hi Deb,

    WOW! What a fabulous site you have. Thank you so much for visiting minethus leading me here. I'm off for some much needed family time, but I will return for a very enjoyable visit.



my take on retail visual design:

"The thing is, retail design is driven by psychology. It is by manipulating space, visuals, lighting, sound, smell, and mood that we influence customers to enter, stay, browse, buy, and return. It is an endless exercise in change, endurance, growth, education, and imagination that enables retailers to stay on top of their game and at the forefront of their customer's minds. Yes, what you sell IS important - but even the very best merchandise won't sell at full price if it's presented in torn boxes on dirty shelves in a store that is too crowded to turn around in. Visual impact is a huge part of business, and utilizing the principles that have been proven to work can help you build a better business." ~ DWK