Monday, July 9, 2012

Sculpture Comparison

A  few days ago I showed you my sofa table.

I  told you about that twisted thingamajig  sculpture, mentioning how it is made, where it was from and where I purchased mine. 
It was once featured at Wisteria  for around $500,  as I recalled.  I only paid a fraction 
of that amount.  
You can read all about it here.

Well today I saw this one at One Kings Lane :

One Kings Lane

Much to my surprise it was on sale!  $999, marked down from $2020!! 
I was stunned at the price!   
It is a little larger than mine, but I  really like 
the character of mine much  better.   
I also like the price I paid much, much better!!

I like it even more than I did before!

Which reminds me of a little story:  When I was in the retail business (I owned 3 women's specialty stores & they were a bit upscale),  a customer was admiring a pair of earrings.  She wanted them so badly and they were only $20.  So what was the problem?  She studied them for them for a while, moaned and groaned,  and then she said, "I would like them a lot better if they were $200."

Until next time, Honey

Linking to:
A Stroll Thru Life
Coastal Charm
Savvy Southern Style
Stuff and Nonsense
From My Front Porch to Yours


  1. That's a cute story, Honey! Is your sculpture made out of wood? I have a thingamajig like it that reminds me of driftwood. I think I found it at Homegoods. Anyway, yours is very cool! :)


  2. Cute story. I had a retail store also, and can remember ladies wanting a dress on sale, but wanting to make sure there wasn't another one so their friends didn't know they got a bargain. Aren't people funny. Love your sculpture best. Hugs, Marty

  3. Isn't that a fact. If you don't ask enough for something they think there is something wrong with it.
    Thanks for sharing this piece with us.

  4. I love things I got for a deal better than things I had to pay the full price for!

  5. That's too funny! Trying to sell is such a strange much is too much? How much is too little? You never can tell! I love your interesting and what a GOOD shopper you are!

  6. Oh my gosh! I do like yours better! Doesn't it validate you in some weird way? Great find!

  7. Love the snippet about the lady and the earrings. I just moved away from a place that I lived for a decade. It was FILLED with women like the one you describe. So glad to be gone from there!!!! lol Love the sculpture.

  8. Cute story and dare I say, ain't it the truth sometimes? I'm glad you got your piece for way less than One King's Lane or Wisteria.

  9. My years in retail taught me that finding my customer a deal was not always a good thing. If it's cheap it can't be good. Sigh. I don't subscribe to that philosophy, thankfully! ~ Maureen

  10. Your story made me laugh. I like your thingamagig better and the price too!

  11. That is too funny - but sadly, too true!

  12. haha, buy then for twenty and tell everyone you paid $200.00.

  13. Did you let her know you'd be glad to mark the earrings up to $150? Then you would both be getting a deal!


  14. What a funny story! And I think we all like to feel like we are getting a deal! Great sculpture!

  15. First of all, I love that funky sculpture thingy. Secondly, you should have told her that the earrings were mis-marked and then charged her the $200! ;-)

  16. I offered to change the price for her, but she didn't want to do that and she didn't purchase the earrings.

  17. Ha, I love when we find things that are a great bargain. So glad you are back in blogland, and I hope to get back in the groove of linking up to your weekly party.

  18. That is commonplace Honey. I consign at several stores and notice that if the Price is higher it makes people feel better to buy an item. I am just the opposite however.

  19. Honestly, I think that YOUR seaweed thing-a-ma-jig is much prettier!!! And I'm madly in love with the white pitcher with the gorgeous blue cabbage rose transfer pattern.

  20. Go figure! Some people are nuts.
    I love your sculpture much better. The other one looks like just twisted vines.
    Hugs, Ginger

  21. Honey, The scupture reminds me of the beach so of course I love it. Funny story about the earrings...I know some people just like that lady!

  22. So true!!! Love the sculpture, great piece for any decor!

  23. Those prices on there always maze me! What a deal Honey! Thanx for coming to THT!


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