Friday, October 24, 2014

Our situation and maybe light at the end of the tunnel

BEADBOARD UPCOUNTRY is no more.  I have not blogged
since the beginning of it's demise..... So devastating...... We tried our best to keep it afloat but
a frugal German town in Texas was not the place to offer a shop of
this caliber....... EVER...... My own misjudgement of the mindset of the majority
of the people who live in this area was part of it.....  BUT most of the locals with class, taste and
intellect, "got it" and my own reaching out on social media helped keep it going for 8 years.
Some of the upper crust wouldn't shop here but would actually bring their holiday guests for"tours"
of the shop as if to show it off but they never supported it..... 
I want to thank those who did not only locally, but in Texas like Houston, Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, and those from Oregon, California, the Carolinas, New York, Belgium, France, Australia, and Canada for taking a chance and buying from this little shop, in the country.  Also, thanking the designers who brought their clients here to see the extraordinary goods we strived to offer.....  We miss the interaction with the marvelous beings that entered our doors and let us come into their homes.  AND the support from the wonderful bloggers that made me feel like
one of them....... 
Merci and We love you all.

Robes and Maryanne xo


  1. Dear Maryanne,
    You gave it your all and very best! The best is yet to come, right around the corner as we talked!

    The Arts by Karena

  2. Hi Maryanne- I came over to your site to see how things are and am sorry to see your post. I hope everything is well with you and you are onto new ventures. I agree with Karena, you gave it your all!! Send me an email if you can! Best, Laura

  3. Very informative, keep posting such good articles, it really helps to know about things.

  4. HI Maryanne, I was away for a long while in South America, then came down with flu, so haven't been online much since October myself and missed this. You truly gave it your very best, I know your shop was beautiful (the Brands told me so in Provence!!) and although I am not blogging as avidly, I will miss your posts. All the very best as life's next adventure unfolds! Keep in touch! xoxo Kit

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  8. M,
    i am so sorry to hear this. you know that i can personally relate.
    i am sending you my love and support.


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  11. I am so sorry. I know the heartache. The economy, my health and some family issues played a role in my shop's failure, but I still wonder "what if the location had been better", "did I choose the wrong name".... I hope you will find something wonderful to fill the void.

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