It’s almost been a year since we’ve moved into the new location at 118 E. McKinney. One of the major factors that went into our decision to move was that it held a lot of potential for us. Potential for growth, potential for new collaborations, potential for new projects. One of those projects was born out of our very first Shop Small Road Trip.
On our Road Trip, we stopped in at The Paper + Craft Pantry and visited with our dear friend, Pei. She has 3 gorgeously full Pothos plants in her shop and she generously gifted us with clippings. Completely inspired, that following First Friday, we had a Propagation Party where we invited our customers to bring their own clippings to swap with each other! The event was a huge success and people were bringing in clippings well after the official event was over.
Fast forward a year and we are in the new space trying to brainstorm ideas on how to be more community-driven. Since our new location has significantly more natural light, our plants are thriving, could we take our initial idea of a Propagation Party and put a different spin on it? Turns out, we could :) Enlisting the help of Shelley’s woodworking genius of a husband, we now have a permanent Propagation Station.
So now you can visit our store at any time and bring in your own clipping or take one of ours! We wanted our customers to feel like they could always have a piece of The DIME Store to take home with them.
For our grand re-opening last November, a dear friend sent us a beautiful plant that had a Pothos growing in it. We took that Pothos and added it to one of the two existing Pothos we had in our store. So over the past few months, they have been growing together, creating a whole new version of our beloved plant. We’re hoping, through this Propagation Station, we’ll accumulate more and one day that Pothos plant will be a physical representation of the beautiful community that has supported and sustained The DIME Store in Denton. Then we can cut clippings from it and gift them to people, just like Pei, and they would be inspired in some way too.