What’s in a Name – CoziNest Antiques & Decor

What’s in a Name?

Choosing your business name when opening an antique booth business is an important step. It’s a name you’ll see, hear and type a lot for the rest of your business’s life. This post is part of a series on “How to Plan for and Open an Antique Booth”. Here are a few tips on how to name your booth business for success.

Questions to ask yourself:

  1. Where will the booth be located? In a mall, a flea market or only at craft fairs?
  2. Is it important to include the city, state, county or region of the business?
  3. If you had to name a room in your house that best describes your booth, would it be a nursery, pantry, closet, bath, bedroom?
  4. What will be the style of your booth? Farmhouse, Cottage, French, Traditional?
  5. Are you partners with someone and want to include your names in the business?
  6. How will you stock your booth? Is there an inventory theme?
  7. Is there a nickname or literary character that has been a lifelong favorite?

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CoziNest Antiques & Decor

My blog started as a way to help other moms who’s nests were emptying. My love of decorating soon followed with the adventures of travel adding another layer to the niche. I have learned a lot since 2013 and have named a second blog by asking these questions. CoziNest answers would be as follows:

  • The booth is in a mall.
  • I did not choose to add a location or region in the name.
  • I chose a living room. It is a small room that feels cozy, comfortable and is decorated with family treasures.
  • My favorite styles are French, traditional, cottage and transitional.
  • I have no partners.
  • I want to stock items that fit the name of my business.

Inventory to Cozy Up Your Nest

When customers walk into my booth, I want it to feel like a cozy space where they’d like to get comfortable. With so many shoppers preferring a simple, minimalist home, I’ve added functional pieces that every home needs.

home pillow

The blog quickly turned into a place to write about comfort food, our nest, decor and inspiration for calm living. The beach close by gives plenty of opportunity to experience coastal living. Topics on the blog helped me decide what kind of inventory I wanted to fill my shelves. I wanted all things:

    • soft

cotton cone trees

    • warm
    • greenery, florals

floral arrangement in copper pot

    • ambiance

hobnail lamp

  • French, traditional or cottage

pink floral art

 

Pink Flowers

  • scents – oils, potpourri, soaps, candles

fragrant soaps

  • natural woods

natural wood

  • organizational – unusual storage

tea towels

My current inventory includes soft, warm afghans, lots of greenery and florals and wonderful scented soaps. The ambiance includes candles, natural woods and unusual storage to organize a cozy room. I search for French design, traditional accessories and cottage style linens. While this may change a little with every season, having this as part of my business name helps keep me focused in my business plan as well.

cozinest sign with nest

Raffle

If you have an antique booth, I would love to hear what you named it and why. Please leave a comment below and get your booth name entered into a raffle. The winner will be featured here on CoziNest and pinned to my Pinterest board, “Blogging Tips I Use,” where I have over 55,000 monthly views.

Accents and Decor – This Weeks’ Top Stories

Accents and Decor: The Next Big Thing for Winter

I don’t know about you, but the time between Christmas and Mardi Gras is the hardest for choosing the right accents and decor for my home. I tire of Christmas pretty quickly and there’s only so much you can do for Valentine’s Day. There’s only 3 more weeks until the roses, hearts and colors of pink, red and white start to show up. In some places, like Walmart, it is already on the shelves. I love the colors of Mardi Gras and Valentine’s, but what to do in between that is easily transformed for the next holiday theme.

accents and decor love letters

The Days Between December 26 and February 10

The six weeks between December 26 and February 10th are honestly the hardest to keep my  home looking trendy and cheerful. The days outdoors are frosty, dreary and cloudy. That is hardly the look I want to bring indoors and thankfully the accents and decor we can bring inside in the winter can be beautiful. Whether your style is traditional, modern, transitional or minimalist, you can still create focal points that highlight the warmth of the season.

accents and decor christmas candle lantern
The interior of our homes is where we get cozy, cuddle with a loved one and make the most of the short days of the season. Since there are many who suffer with SAD (seasonal affective disorder), it is important to brighten our homes with affordable, inspired pieces. Hibernation doesn’t have to be groggy and gray. So how do we highlight the beauty of the season?

 

accents and decor

  • Bring something live or live-like into your rooms. Ferns, small pine trees like a Norfolk, winter cactus or African Violets can add a lovely breath of freshness to your rooms. If live doesn’t work (like for cat lovers or those with a brown thumb), shop for decorative “drop-ins”. You can find real looking Iris, Paper Whites and Magnolias that are great transitional pieces until Spring. You simply “drop them in” to a heavy container for winter and swap them out for drop-in blooms before Easter.

Rustic Winter Decor by LizMarie

accents and decor Rustic Winter Decor by LizMarie

accents and decor sweater wrapped candles

 

  • Bring in large pieces to balance scale of your smaller pieces. Large mirrors, artwork or potted trees add height and texture to a room. Fiddle Leaf Figs are beautiful, green and add scale to the room. They are still in style. Olive Trees are on the way in, so place your orders now if you’d like to add that to your accents and decor. Comment below if you are interested in life-like olive trees and I’m happy to order one for you.

accents and decor indoor olive trees

 

  • Add brightness with lighted branches, fires in the fireplace, battery-operated candles and a touch of pattern. Animal print, fur rugs and velvet add beauty as well as texture and pattern.
accents and decor leopard print lantern
  • Botanical prints on easels or hung on walls add a sweet addition of greenery to the space.
  • Stacks of hardback books give a whimsical touch of fantasy, color, texture and a sweet fragrance of days gone by.

Shopping Local is Always First Choice for Accents and Decor

Shop Houzz online for modern, minimalist accents and decor. Shop CoziNest at Daphne Antique Galleria or Heart for Dixie at Southern Antiques & Accents. for your local winter accents and decor.

accents and decor get inspired

Is winter decor important to you? If so, why? Is it to add cheer during the cold days before the spring thaw? Is it because you love the coziness of winter?

Or is it not important to you because you are a minimalist? Less is better and more is just more? I’d love to hear your thoughts on winter accents and decor. Comment below to enter a raffle for a pair of winter candle holders. Winner to be announced on Valentine’s Day.

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