Leadership Spotlight – northandsouthshabby

Contributor post by Alicia of AliciasFindings

Leaders are an essential part of any team or organization. Leaders help other members succeed and grow as well as help the Captain achieve their objectives. Here at Christmas in July we have some wonderful Leaders and we want to honor your accomplishments in what we are calling Leadership Spotlight.


Patricia and Rebecca from northandsouthshabby is our next honoree.

1. What made you decide to join the CIJ team and what do you love about the team?

I originally joined the team because I thought I would be able to get advice about the Christmas in July sale event. I stayed on because I found a wealth of information, advice and support in the team. The structure of the forum threads appealed to me as well-everything was so organized.

2. What made you decide to become a CIJ team leader and what do you enjoy most about being a team leader?

I became a leader at the invitation of our Captain Michelle, from Evie’s Emporium. I especially enjoy the social aspect of being a team leader. It’s been wonderful getting to know team members and the other leaders. The position seems to find me-before I retired I was the teacher team leader for my grade for 25 years!

3. What is your style of leadership?

I see myself as more of a lead by example leader than a take charge leader. As a leader in our social media venue on Facebook, I try to frequently comment and like posts by fellow CIJ members and the CIJ team page. Hopefully my actions will encourage other CIJ members to do the same. I so wish that more members would actively participate in social media venues.

4. Tell us about yourself and your shop.

Retired after a 32 year career as a Grade 1 elementary school teacher, I am happily doing all those things I never had time to do when I was teaching. I love gardening, treasure hunting at estate sales and thrift shops, and playing with my grandkids-well actually they are grand pups-two enormous Newfoundland dogs! Every item I find has a story and I love researching to learn its tale. I take great joy styling my home in cozy shabby style, and quite frankly it spilled over into our shop North and South Shabby, there simply was nowhere else to display my “treasures”. My daughter and I co own our shop, and it is such fun to work with her. She contributes her creations from her location in the “south” and I add mine from the “north”!

5. What are your social media sites?

My most active venues are




and just started


2 thoughts on “Leadership Spotlight – northandsouthshabby

  1. You, along with Michelle and a handful of others, make the team so much more engaging and fun! Like you, I wish more people would be active on our social media. Not in a kneejerk manner of the you-like-mine-i’ll-like-yours style of many Etsy teams, but b/c it creates a much friendly online experience as a seller. When I don’t see any posts from my Etsy friends in awhile, I miss them!


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