Friday, August 20, 2010

Sad Day at Poppy Mallow

When I started Poppy Mallow a year and a half ago I didn't have a plan or a vision for her future - I just played it by ear and when the opportunity for growth arrived, I took it. We began with a few orders of a dozen or two every few days to prepping months in advance for 150 person weddings. While most of our orders came from right here in Kingston we also took orders from places as far away as Boston and Los Angeles. She's has been a small, comfortable operation that brought me closer my new community and taught me about things like organization and planning - all of the unglamorous behind the scenes work that has to happen. It was just what I needed to feel settled after moving from Alberta.
But in February I was fortunate enough to get a teaching offer at a private school and, while so excited at the prospect of using my education, I knew there would be no room for cupcakes come September. It's been difficult to let things slowly come to an end and I wonder if there will ever be a time to revive Poppy Mallow - I really hope so. However, for now, we are officially shut down as of last week. We need to thank the people of Kingston who have been welcoming and supportive and to our customers, many of whom we've seen on more than one occasion - Thank You!