The shop has had a recent change around and my display is now in a "baby section" up the back there in the pic collage near all the balloons and stuffed toys for "New Baby" arrangements, it;s right near the counter (out of shot). It's a great little position.
The answer to the appropriate garments to stock for such a display have ended up coming quite simply really. People popping into a florist shop might often be purchasing flowers of congratulations for a new baby being born. So stocking a varied selection of baby pieces from newborns through to toddlers has been easy, with a few special garments thrown in like vintage Christening Gowns and sweet bonnets and booties, that has bought together a perfect combination. Word is starting to get around that I have a little display and Leanne is having people pop in to see what is new and wanting to see more and make connections with me.
I'm so thrilled with how things have been received since having this arrangement and the sales I've made. It's all been a lesson for this mum in business though to take the chances and offers for opportunities from new friends and acquaintances and run with them and see what happens.
But there is a lesson here that I want to share with other mummas out there in small business; and that's not to let your internal voice of doubt or logic talk yourself out of why opportunities won't work. When you busy yourself with that sort of talk internally you're closing yourself off to all the other possible ways, an opportunity could work for you with some experimenting and trial and error. So remember to seize opportunities, if someone has commented in passing on your business or product and how it would work well or compliment their business, be bold pop those shoulders back and ask how you can make it happen. There is nearly always a way you can negotiate mutually beneficial business relationships by being brave and bold. Give it a go surprise yourself and give yourself and your dreams every chance to soar.