Monday, August 31, 2009

baby did a bad bad thing

Well, not that bad.
It's just that I can't always bring myself to spend large sums of money on things like art show displays, etc. I always hope that I will walk into a junk shop or garage sale and *poof*! The mannequin of my dreams will be there, and for only five bucks!
The truth is that you do have to shell out substantial dinero for these things every so often. Which is what I did yesterday. Big online shopping trip. I'm sure it will be worth it though; I've grown so weary of the cheapo black velvet necklace stands I was using (the kind with the easel that doesn't even correctly connect in the back, and they blow over if somebody so much as walks by). I finally decided that, as I told my husband, the time has come for me to go big or go home.
The splurge was also part of a general "re-tooling." I've been working more on branding and have been kind of bored with the status quo as well. I participated in a local festival market recently and during a slow time I took the opportunity to check out other booths. It occurred to me that I kept seeing the same ubiquitous displays, and much like a stroll through the mall, there wasn't much that really drew me in to most of the booths. I would like shopping the Lonesome Road to be an "experience," unforgettable, like the shopper is being irresistibly drawn into another world. Oh, and if someone actually purchased something, that would be cool too, LOL.
So now that I've made a short story long, I'm looking forward to receiving my purchases and using them to make the Lonesome Road more memorable and fun.
In case you're wondering, I bought five new necklace stands in natural tones, a groovy "blue jeans" mannequin style display, and a "chestnut suede" display set in brown, my new black.

9 comments:

MAB Jewelry said...

Yay for you! I have some faux marble busts and such that I use for display in craft shows, but they don't photograph very well. I'm still working on the whole photo thing.

Pixie's Purpose said...

I am frequently torn with the issue of staying out of your shop. You make such wonderful stuff. If I hit the lottery tomorrow, you'd wake up the next day to find your shop barren. :) Seriously Lady, I love your shop and creations. :)

Lonesome Road Studio said...

tee hee Pixie!
I told hubby the other day that this obsession with displays was a sickness, LOL. With all the "body parts" around the house, it's starting to look like a crime scene.

fookaDESIGNS said...

Good for you! I know how hard it can be to make those big purchases. But it's like they say...'you got to spend money to make money' right? :)

Lonesome Road Studio said...

That's what I keep telling myself Fooka!!!

Lenox Knits said...

That is so funny! I have the same thing in my house. There are actually 2 mannequins on my screened in porch. I told my husband that they are like a scare crow back there. I have the same sickness for collecting display stuff. I too recently shelled out some money to get some more professional displays. I see it as an investment that will hopefully pay off after a few sales of things that I wouldn't have been able to display together otherwise.

Little Lovables said...

how exciting! displays are always so fun, but yes, around here they all look the same, black velvet with hot pink and zebra stripes, what is that?

cabin + cub said...

It will definitely be well worth it! I am always looking for great display stuff too! ;)

Lonesome Road Studio said...

Thank you everyone, I am so glad that I'm not the only one!!

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