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Trying out the Consignment Route #6: Restocking Day at the Painted Lady!

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Blog entry by KnotCurser posted 923 days ago 3791 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was recently asked by the owner’s the shop if I had any more works to deliver as their inventory was getting low. I asked them about what subjects sell the best and got to work.

Today we took the hour-long trip to visit the shop – along with a box of 25 cuttings

The last time we took this trip was May of 2011, so I expected a few changes as shops like this tend to rotate their inventory on a seasonally basis. I was still kind of blown away with the amount of change – all the walls were painted differently as well as all of the furniture had been relocated. Even the cash register was moved the center of the store instead of by the entrance. It looked fantastic!

What was even nicer was that my display of cuttings was basically centered directly behind the register – one of the best locations in the store! As well, the display area allocated to my works was much larger as well – they had seven different works of mine hanging and could have added a couple more!

Then we got down to the task of delivery and returns. When the dust cleared, they took all but 5 of the cuttings and only returned 4. Three of the cuttings they didn’t take were three duplicate Pittsburgh Steelers cuttings, to which was stated “This is a RAVEN’S store – we won’t sell these in here! :-) ” I couldn’t agree more!

I was able to trade one of the Steelers later for a nice necklace my wife had her eye on – they plan of giving to a friend of theirs.

So, all is going quite well with my friends at the Painted Lady in Havre' de Grace, MD and I hope the relationship continues for quite a while!

Here’s the view when you walk in the door:

Notice the stained glass image of Ray Lewis in the background – fantastic work!

Until the next update…...........

Cheers!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com



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degoose

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#1 posted 923 days ago

Wow.. all seems to be going well for you… good luck on it all..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 923 days ago

Boy! I am so happy to read this! I was wondering how you were doing at the shop. Thanks for keeping us posted. Keith has had mixed reviews from the shops that he has his pens in. Some of them are good, others he has to hunt down the owners for payment and to hear how he did each month. We are finding that it is strictly hit or miss. It appears that you have a good one there so it is worth the trip for you once in a while to check on things in person. What a wonderful surprise it must have been to see your work so prominently displayed! It is a nice compliment to you and shows you how much the owners respect you. I am happy things are selling too. Keep us posted on how things are going. We are all learning lots from your experiences.

Take care, Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Pete Jansen

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#3 posted 922 days ago

Very cool. I hope you sell all of them.

-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado

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scrollingmom

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#4 posted 922 days ago

I’m glad that you found a great shop to sell your pictures. It’s nice when someone else thinks as much about your projects as you do. Congradulations! I’m excited for you.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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SPalm

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#5 posted 921 days ago

Good for you. That sounds like a really nice long term situation going on there.
I’ll try to get up there someday.

And yes, that stained glass work looks really impressive – done with an artistic touch. Nice.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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