Hi Cornerstone and Hummingbird Friends and Family! This will be long but bare with us.
The restrictions are being lifted for retail businesses in North Carolina.
Cornerstone and Hummingbird will remain closed to the public until June and we will keep you updated on an official opening date.
Hummingbird WILL be offering curb side pick up Monday-Saturday.
We have worked very hard to get our products online and are working hard to update both our Cornerstone and Hummingbird websites. We NEED your continued support by shopping online. We are SO thankful for everyone who has continued to shop with us online. (And we have a special treat just for you guys very soon) Your support and Gods goodness are getting us through the scariest times in retail.
Our decision to not open our physical doors and continue selling ONLINE until June was one we prayed very hard about and the reasons are multifaceted.
1) As you know Tianna was a RN for many years. We prayerfully have taken in the information and research made available to us. As of right now African Americans are 4 times more likely to die from this virus...for many reasons but racial disparities within our US healthcare system being a catalyst. As much as it’s important to serve our community through the services and high quality products we offer it’s also important to protect and keep our family and babies safe AND yours too!! We love y’all and when we open our physical doors it will be because we feel confident we can do so.
2) I think we can all agree this pandemic has been emotionally and mentally A WHOLE LOT for all of us. We had to completely reconfigured how our business functions over night creating systems that take months under normal circumstances in days, homeschool our kindergartener, brave the unknown of this virus, and care for the hearts of our children and family during one of the scariest times in our lives, all while not knowing if and when we would re-open. We need a moment. Thank you for continuing to shop online and allowing the people who make the business run to take a moment to re-group our hearts and minds.
3) To that note the pandemic has required all small businesses to take a hard look at our systems and the way we function. After a prayerful look at our businesses we have made the very exciting decision to move Cornerstone completely and permanently ONLINE only!! This is very exciting for us for many reasons! Having Cornerstone as an online shop allows us to reach a broader global audience while still curating beautiful home decor and building heirloom custom furniture!! Cornerstone is here to stay and the saws are turning as we speak! Design appointments will continue to be done virtually and you will be able to find all the home decor pieces you love on our online store.
4) We never expected Hummingbird to take flight (pun intended) in the way it has!! It’s is our joy to provide eco-friendly luxury coconut wax candles and our BYOB candle-making experiences to our community!! If you’ve ever attempted to take a candle workshop and couldn’t because we were full we hope that by having our retail location be all things Hummingbird it will alleviate that and make even MORE room for us to #getlit with our favorite people...YOU GUYS!! We are renovating the space as we speak and can’t wait to show you...the all new Hummingbird Candle Co. #downtownfaystrong
I know that was long but we wanted to share our hearts on our “why” behind our exciting future!! Thank you all for continuing to shop small online and WE CAN’T WAIT to see you all very soon for some of those hugs we love to give and receive!!! The best is yet to be!