Sunday, November 27, 2011

More Holiday at All That Jazz

The holiday season is rolling on...through Black Friday, Plaid Friday, Small Business Saturday etc.
Very soon every shopping day leading up to Christmas will have a name! 

I didn't buy anything over the weekend but 2 $5 Christmas CD's and a cell phone because I had to switch plans. The phone doesn't really count since it's a NECESSITY. That's what I'm thinkin' anyway. Gotta keep that phone handy for customers who want a lower price on the spot. I had one last week. I accidentally left a Goodwill sticker on the back. OOPS. Not the first time that's happened but I usually catch them. I swear they put at least 3 on everything. So this lady sees the sticker and wants the item, a framed chicken print, but she wants it for the price I paid for it. NO WAY.  I think she didn't take the time to realize I had to pay tax, gas to get there, my time to do the shopping,  paint and labor costs because I painted the frame 3 times and I have to take pay a commission on everything I sell. I offered her $3 off the price I had on it, but when I went in a few days later she didn't buy it. It's not like I was making bank off the picture. I probably would have cleared about 2-3 dollars on it. Some people, jeesh.

The reindeer are all lining up. I can never remember all their names. Can you? I always forget Dancer.

I saw this idea on Pinterest and thought it was really cute. Trees in a jar. Toss in some Epsom salts and you have winter in a glass. It smells divine too, the salts are eucalyptus scented.

Cute right. I almost kept this for myself.

No furniture sales recently I'm afraid, but lots of smaller items flying out the door.

Pretty little reindeer waiting for a new home. Maybe this is the elusive Dancer...

Santa is hiding out in another part of the shop, Abundance Vintage. Watching over all...making his list of naughty and nice.

More vintage goodies.

This space and the one below belong to another vendor. She's new to the shop and I love her stuff!

Isn't this FUN! Makes me want to crawl right into that picture, walking in the
snow I'm craving some serious snow. We only got a sprinkling last year.

I'm hoping to get the Christmas stuff up this week, work on some small things for Jazz and do a lot of walking since we are expecting some nice weather after a week of icky rain.  Let's just say a few pounds or 10, have been added since last year and I want to make them go away.

Have yourselves a great week!


Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Sares,
Your booth is looking lovely. I think that you have lots of goodies for shopppers and I know you'll have a good selling season.

Speaking of leaving stickers on items, I've done the same, but usually catch them before the customer does. I had a lady yesterday that wanted to buy a small side table that I had marked down to $28. She wanted it for $20
I offered her $24. due to what I paid for it and the fact that I had painted and waxed it, etc. She then started to nit pick it because the little handle hardware appeared to be stuck to the fake drawer or something like that! LOL!
These customers are sometimes unbelieveable. They have no idea what we go through and what we spend to bring them lovely things, special things that won't be found anywhere else. Oh well, thank goodness that for every bad customer there are 10 wonderful ones!

Wishing you a prosperous season!


A Southern Rose said...

Hi Sares,
Your booth is looking so pretty. I love all of your things. I've been through that same thing with a few customers before. Seems like everybody wants something for nothing these days. Sometimes it really gets on my I just decided that if they don't want it for the price that I'm willing to let it go for....then they don't have to buy it. Someone else will. Especially if it's something that I just brought it. If it sits there for a while then I will decide to lower the price....not them. :)

I'm so excited about getting a few new things put into my booth this week. I just wish that I had more time to 'find' things. That's the fun part.

Hope you have a great holiday season!

Lee Laurie

Debby said...

I wish I lived close. I am in awe of the beautiful things in your space.
I am doing the tree thing today. I have been stuck on anything to make this year. Today I am seeing lots of mason jar crafts.....and loving it.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sares,

Your booth is looking very beautiful and so Christmassy!
Don't you get annoyed with people like your customer that wanted to knock your price down.
Really love the little tree in the jar with the epsom salt snow.
Also your list of Reindeer names, that is cute.

Happy week

Richard Cottrell said...

I wish we could have a." don't leave till you buy something day." I am so tired of people walking in and walking out. I don't even call them customers. WE can all hope. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Desert Rose said...

Oh sares....I am soooooo proud of you! You have an eye for it!!!

C. JoyBell C. said...

hahahahahahahahahhhha! "that" lady! We will from henceforth refer to her as "that" lady! PFFFFT!

You know, people like that can begin to really get on your nerves, eh!

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Bearly Sane said...

Sares, I can always count on you getting me in the mood for Christmas! The booth looks fab and full of Christmas Spirit!!

Theresa MacNaughton said...

I just love all the holiday goodies in your booth. If I lived nearby, I'd so take that reindeer off your hands!!! Tis the time of retail hell, I'm afraid. Stay strong!

Lorraine Young Pottery said...

What eye candy! the blue side cabinet looks adorable and the green table. The little brush tree in the mason jar is SO charming.

HUGS and I hope your holiday season is all you dream.

Lorraine :-}

lvroftiques said...

Hi Sares!
I too love that idea with the little tree in the jar with epsom salts! How cute is that?! Your space looks wonderful!
Joyce and I were in your store looking at all your pretties but yeppers, Shannon was having her sale and we shot all our money there. Got some great stuff too but I'm going to be so sad to see Shannon go. Hers has always been one of my absolute favorites down there. I'm also sorry that she sold the building to someone else ....Wish I could've bought it *sighs* Did you score anything at her sale?
Maybe one of these days I'll get lucky and run into you *winks* Vanna