Monday, October 19, 2009

Sweat Equity...





My daughter Piper and I have been rearranging her shop for the last 3 days...ARGH...talk about the domino effect...I got the disease from my Mother, Piper got it from me and now we are seeing signs of our Grandson being afflicted...the REARRANGERS...we are never satisfied with our displays and are constantly tweaking...

However, in the retail biz, this is necessary, as you are needing new looks to show new inventory...or fake out the old...it really works though...PLUS...you have renewed interest in the store when you walk in in the morning and see the new displays...all is good in the world of retail again...BRING ON THE HOARDS!!!

We are trying to eliminate CHINA from our inventories, bringing in more hand-crafted artisans, you know...the locals...that's what it's all about...people helping people, what a grand scheme this is!

6 comments:

time-worn interiors said...

The shop looks so good! Hope she is doing well!
I miss you! TOT

High Desert Diva said...

Keep it fresh! Looks good

The Attic said...

We do the same thing...fluffing the store makes it all the more interesting and when you hear the feedback from customers,and see the sales, all of your hard work pays off! We are also moving to local handcrafted or I'm finding artists on eTsy , but a lot is made right here in Calif. People still buy the MadeInChina..I wish we didn't have to carry ANY of it, but sadly, it pays the rent. :(

willow said...

Hey, it looks nice! Must have been the new moon. I always get in rearrangement, chain reaction mode on the new moon.

summersundays-jw said...

We never could figure out if it's in the genes or a virus. We all have it around here but it sure does make a difference. Looks good & good luck on the China thing. People want you to carry handmade items but they just don't want to always pay for them. Have a good week. Jan

Golden West said...

Keeping things stirred up is always a good idea - the displays look beautiful!