If you are like most shoppers, as you enter the store you make an immediate right down Aisle 1 and are met with a bright and colorful space called Unique Decor at Woodstock Market.
Owner Nikki Den Bleyker fills her space with gifts, fashion and decor that suits her personal style and Woodstock Market shoppers love it!
WM: There are a bunch of holidays and events on the horizon... Wedding Season, Easter, Mother's Day and Father's day. Give us some tips on gift giving.
Nikki: There is always a holiday or event coming up monthly or semi-monthly and at times it is very difficult to try to find that "Unique Present or Gift" for that special person. My family always tells me it is hard for them to buy for me so I try to keep that in mind when looking for new and funky merchandise for my customers. I think the biggest tip on gift giving is to give a gift that comes from your heart. A present that reflects their likes and makes them smile when they look at it and knowing it came from you. If you can customize a present just for them, it makes the gift giving even more meaningful.
WM: So many of the products in Unique Decor are locally made. Why is that important to you?
Nikki: I love it when I find a product that is "Made in Georgia" or "Made in the USA". My metal monograms are made right here in Georgia. I was so excited when I found them. They are the perfect birthday, engagement or wedding gift, and since I can customize them with their initials or even write out their name in metal, it is the perfect gift from the heart. It makes me happy knowing that selling this product and others helps entrepreneurs grow their businesses and creates employment here in the USA.
WM: Everytime we walk by we see a new top or accessory in your space. Tell us about your personal style.
Nikki: When I first got to know Mari Mogitz at Woodstock Market I feel in love with the way she dressed. Then one day I decided I was ready for a total wardrobe change (maybe my birthday had something to do with it too!) so I decided wearing a few funky clothes was the way to go. I really enjoyed my new style so I decided to try selling what I like to wear to show ladies you can step out of the box and feel happy with the way you look too. I love doing this during the market days (or any other time too)! So, to talk and model at the same time..well..all I can say is I love it!
WM: You are on hand for every market weekend and big sale and you have developed a great rapport with your customers. Describe a Woodstock Market customer. Why do they shop our store?
Nikki: My favorite time at Woodstock Market is talking with the customers. I have developed some good friendships here and have gotten to know a lot of them on a personal level. We have laughed together and even cried together when going through some difficult times. It's hard to believe I have been selling to some for over 10 years....now what a blessing is that!
The best I can say is the Woodstock Market customer is just like you or me. We love to talk about our family, our likes and dislikes, and sometimes our faith. We love to share ideas, talk about making something we found on Pinterest, or the new room we just redecorated. And pictures! Love to see the pictures of what they did with the items bought here. I hope this personalization is what helps bring the customers back to Woodstock Market.
You can see more of the great gifts, fashion and decor from Unique Decor at Woodstock Market on Nikki's Facebook page.