ALL THAT JAZZ
Jazz goes through a bit of a transformation every few weeks because I can't help moving stuff around. After a while I start getting the urge to shuffle. I guess it's a good thing, last time I shuffled our shop owner told me we consistently have the highest sales of all the booths BECAUSE of that very reason. It appears my shuffling obsession has it's up side! Buyers enjoy a space that is refreshed and it may help them to see something they may have missed on a previous visit.
My only complaint is furniture. Most of the furniture I have at Jazz has been there since last November. I'm ready for these pieces to move. I've marked them down a couple times and no luck. I don't think I'm overpriced, I tend to mark things on the cheaper side. So for now I will play the waiting game. Hopefully things will pick up furniture wise after everyone has paid their taxes in April! As it stands now, we are selling a lot of smalls. And we have a lot of smalls, so that's a good thing! I shouldn't be complaining too loudly since I only have one table waiting in the wings to replace anything that sells, but MAN I'm getting tired of these same old display pieces! I want a new look!
This is my new motto!
This is one of those pieces of furniture I was talking about. It started off at $125. I may have been overly optimistic. After two price reductions it currently stands at $85.
The other dresser that is becoming a nuisance. It has a small nightstand to match and is currently priced at $145 for the pair. It's a little pricier because they have $60 worth of new glass hardware on them. Possibly a mistake on my part, but they had no knobs and I loved the glass ones.
This dresser was my childhood dresser. It came as a 2 dresser/nightstand set that my sister and I shared. She took hers off to college, along with the nightstand and mine got passed to my younger sister. They both went into storage for about 10 years until they came out last Summer and got a makeover. My sister's has always been painted white and mine had an ugly coat of rose added to it at one time. I ended up keeping one dresser to store Jazz bits and pieces in, the one that needed the most TLC.
This dresser actually has a bigger history. It was purchased in the 1960's by my Grandma for my Aunt. She bought it from a Catholic Church in Vancouver, Canada. On their off time, parishioners would make furniture to raise money for the church. The dresser set was then but on a boat and shipped to Prince Rupert Island, Canada where they lived for a few years. When they moved back, it came with them and was at my Grandparents home until they gave it to my sister and I to use. I suppose I should be more sentimental but I'm ready to let it go. If someone will have it!
Michelle has some new things to bring in. I have a few linens I need to iron up and take in too. We'll see if things look similar after we've added in the new merchandise or we go crazy and the whole thing looks different again!