Beware the dog...the cat not trustworthy either
Really? Really? We thought this was a good item to bring to the store? Really? “Beware of the dog, the cat is not trustworthy either.” I must say, kiss my furry little…..butt. I’ll show you some trust. I trust that this is NOT coming into our house. I trust that any cat that reads this will help their house staff see the errors of their ways. (Yes, cats read…geez). My little shopkeeper/servant may think this is a cute item for the store but she has also been known to laugh milk out of her nose. A brain trust she is not. I think there are lots of other products we could feature here. How about all the darn bunnies in the store? How about a new clock or something? But, no we want to feature a let’s-not-trust-the-cat. You think this is a good thing? Hmm…let’s think about it…..Smart, loving cats or slobbery, smelling dogs? I’m just sayin’!
Artoo's Op Ed
I love products that have a vintage look to them. I also love products that can perform something more than simply looking pretty. Ta-da! This box fits the bill perfectly. I hate remotes, they sure do take away from your home decor, unless your home decor is early boy bachelor pad (which comes complete with an ultra-suede recliner and shag carpet). So, this ethnic-inspired piece would look great on the den coffee table AND gobbles up those pesky (but necessary) remotes for the TV, DVD, sound system……unless of course losing the remote in the sofa cushion is more of your style!
Iron candleholder $80; Imageglow candle
Besides our customers, what makes Silver Barn so special? We work hard to find products that are unique, local artisans that have a special offering, foods that are more than a new take on the old sour cream dip. But, one element I never considered when opening the store was how we would find fabulous vendors through Twitter. @ImageGlow, @Petscribbles have added to our unique symphony of goodies. How would I ever have found these two unique and special people and their fabulous products if not for Twitter? THAT is an element of our store that I think is so very, very special – we find the unique, the special, from unusual places, merge them together and create pieces that work for any of our customers.
A perfect example is our fabulous wall piece – a hand-crafted iron sconce featuring a fleur de lis created by an artist out of Katy, Texas, and a great candle from ImageGlow. The delicate scoll work on the candle softens the heaviness of the ironwork. Two different pieces, from totally opposite ends of the country, merging in our little store in Columbus.
Thanks Twitter for giving retailers another place to search for great products for our customers.
I always love when new merchandise comes in from this vendor and that one…and then they come together in one place to make a perfect statement. I already had this table set when these candelabra came out of their box. They took the setting from WOW to POW. As merchandisers we all have displays that really click. I wish I could say this came together because of my great display prowess! However, I think it is more about the great 36″ candle display pieces. Oh well, these pieces won’t last long, so I’ll have a chance to make a new statement soon!