Friday, September 2, 2011

Frustrating Little Vanity Bench and a happy note too!



Hi Bloggerettes!   I have a dilemna.  I have been trying to sell this little vanity seat  f-o-r-e-v-a!!!    First it was covered with a pink fabric with a vintage lace top and wouldn't sell.  Then a solid pink quilted fabric and still wouldn't sell.  Next I covered it in a beachy floral fabric and still wouldn't sell.  I painted it white, I painted it blue, I painted it green..... I'm trying this.
I'm thinking sewing room stool?
Remember Carol from the Polka Dot Closet....she had a little table that wouldn't sell no matter what she tried.  I think it took her months to find it a home.  Well, I think this little stool is following suit.

And another thing to add to my frustration is that the benches in other booths are selling all around me!  Sheesh!
Is it the color?  Is it the fabric?  Is it just ugly?  It's only $39.  Is this too much?

It's going back to the shop tomorrow to take it's place once again in my booth.  I'm hoping that someone will take it home.  I'm tired of pulling the staples out, tired of changing the fabric and tired of looking at it!
I'll keep you posted.

Now, on another note.  Look what I received in the mail!
A really big, big package!

 Now on to a happy note...don't be jealous.  I won it legitimately!
Merry Christmas to me....Merry Christmas to me....

I won her giveaway!
Isn't this sign wonderful.  I can't wait for the Holidays, I have the perfect spot for it.

Thank you Paula!  I love it.  You create the most beautiful pieces of art.  I'm so excited that this one is all mine!

Here's another tote bag....I'm on a roll....


Okay, Sweeties, have a wonderful weekend.  Thanks for listening to my little bench rant. 

~~hugs~~
Sissie





29 comments:

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Oh I think you scored on the Christmas sign, I love it too. That little bench will sell~it is a stubborn little child isn't it? And I am loving those tote bags Sissie!

DogmomDiva said...

Hi Sissie, I LOVE that bench..oh my..I guess you could try to reduce the price a little, but I think it's reasonable. Or you can send it my way!
Lucky you with that sign, wow! Congratulations on that win, awesome! My heart is singing for you.
Sissie, thank you so much for your sweet comments the other day when I was feeling so low..I wish you blessings and luck in selling your home!
hugs,
Barb

Jane said...

Hi Sissie,
First, I love your blog header, very pretty!!
Don't know why the bench hasn't sold....I do like the idea of using it in a sewing room.
Great giveaway win!!! The sign is awesome!
Jane

Gail said...

O'Sissie what a nice giveaway! I love that sign. Your little bench is adorable and it will find a home.

Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend,
Gail

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the new tote, Sissie! I love Paula's signs, too, and once I'm moved, I'm hoping to get one. Poor little stool. It looks fine to me and I'd buy it. What are the other booths charging for theirs? Have a wonderful weekend!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

You lucky lucky girl! That sign is gorgeous!!
Lovin' your new tote bag too. The crowns are so cute!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sissie I've loved every incarnation of the bench so I don't know why it hasn't sold. sigh....
Love that sign and lucky you to win that! Purrrfect!
hugs,
Linda

Cindy said...

Sissy, Your blog header looks great!
The little stool is cute just the way it is... and the price is fine. sometimes things are just like that, it's weird.
And OMG your Christmas sign is like the cutest sign ever... i'm totally over to her site to look around...

cindy

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Good luck with the bench Sissie, I think it's cute! Lovin' your great new sign, I see Gabby gives it the thumbs up too! Happy Labor Day Weekend:@)

Marie said...

Hi Sissie,

Your blog is amazing! Have a lovely weekend!

Your newest follower :)

~ Marie

Riet said...

Hi Sissie. I wouldn't know why it doesn't sell. It loooks great to me, the colour, he fabric all well.What a gorgeous give away you won, right in time for Christmas. And I love the new tote bag. LOvely.
Have a great weekend!

Blondie's Journal said...

I think the bench is charming and haven't a clue why it won't sell! It would have a good home here!

I just knew this was one of Paula's signs. She really does wonderful work!! I never thought of a Christmas sign...it looks very "Old World'! Love it!

XO,
Jane

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OMG Love the Christmas sign!! I am not the person to ask about selling the bench!! LOL! I say , grit your teeth, and mark it to $29 and say goodbye! I think it's darling! Sometimes you can just never figure it out!! Thank you for the shout out!

XXOO Carol

Rebecca said...

Well...I love the bench and I'm clueless as to why it hasn't sold. I say do what Carol says! Mark that baby down and say SOOOOO LONG! Use whatever $$$ you get to buy something else!

Nodding my hat to TALENTED YOU! You amaze me!

xoRebecca

Dorthe said...

Love your now little blue bench--- she will go :)
and you really had luck with that gorgeous sign.
Your tote bags are fantastic dear Sissie- looks so proof in the printing -how do you do that ...
Hugs,Dorthe

NanaDiana said...

I think she will sell now! She looks great to me. Isn't it funny how something you love so much just loses its appeal for someone else sometimes?

LOVE the Christmas sign! What a great thing to win! xo Diana

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, Sissie, I like the bench myself. I love the Christmas sign you won! Really sweet tote bag too. Wishing you a lovely weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Marydon said...

That bench is gorgeous, how could ANYONE pass it up ... & the $$ is perfect. Congrats! on your fabulous win. How lucky for you ... I love it.


Have a beautiful holiday weekend ~
TTFN ~
Hugs & love,
Marydon

Grace said...

COngratulations on a fabulous win! That Christmas sign was made just for you. lol Oh your tote bags are gorgeous. You make and create the most beautiful things. Thank you for sharing. Havea wonderful long weekend and Happy Pink Saturday cutie!! Grace xoox

Mary Ellen said...

Oh Sissie so happy for you and all your pretty wins!! I am loving the Merry Christmas sign!!!

I think that stool is adorable! It is interesting how something so cute would not sell- She just hasn't found the perfect owner to go home with yet!

bee blessed
mary

paula said...

Hi Sissie! I think the bench is adorable...love the vintage graphic you've added. So happy to see Merry Christmas in it's new home! Thanks for loving it as much as I did!
xo
paula:)

Sylvia said...

Love, love that Christmas sign...yea, it's very frustrating when you can't sell a piece of furniture..you paint it different colors, you move it around so many times hoping to find that right spot..and nothing...frustrating I tell ya!!!

Have a great weekend,
Sylvia

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart and soul said...

Adore the sign....lucky you! And you know, I can't tell you how many things I have had to reinvent several times before they "went away", but it happens.....maybe this sweet little design will be the one.
xojana

Micha said...

Hola! El banco es precioso y el bolso original!
Un abrazo
Sandra

Red Door Home said...

Love the cover you have on the stool now. What a clever idea! You are so lucky to have won such a fabulous prize - how exciting.

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Hi Sissie, you've been so busy making everything so pretty, glamorous, and feminine. Your bench is just darling, go figure. The Christmas sign great, if you can't find a place for it... :)

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, Sissie, I love your blog header and your post!!! AMAZING!!!
Thank you so much for your sweet note...I am so grateful it missed us...I can't even begin to say how much, especially with tornado warnings all day yesterday! This Calif. girl is not used to this!!!
XO
Cindy

Sugah Beez said...

The color is perfect and the graphic is darling. It is bound to sell soon!! Love your Christmas sign and cute tote!! xxoo Heidi

Fishtail Cottage said...

Hi Sissie, I just did a feature on Paula at Castle and Cottage and would love to have you come over and link your post...xoox, tracie
http://fishtailcottage.blogspot.com/2013/10/castle-and-cottage-signs.html

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