Sunday, June 19, 2016

The Vase in Question

This past Saturday at the market it was perfect weather. A woman came into my booth and admired a vase I had. She said she'd be back. Many times folks say they'll be back but they don't return. I turned to Gary and said I bet you twenty dollars the next person who comes into the booth will buy that vase. He said ok. Wouldn't you know it, a few minutes later another woman came into my booth and went straight for the same vase. She picked it  up and said I'll take this one. Here you see the vase in question.

Half an hour or so later the previous woman came back into my booth and looked for the vase and it was gone. I said I am so sorry but right after you left another woman came in and went right for that vase. I told her that was the second time that's happened in my booth. She gave me her card, she is from Asheville, and I told her I'd send her some photos of other pieces I have at home. The moral of the story is, if you see a piece of art you like, don't hesitate, buy it right away. After all it's one of kind. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. I hope the first woman wasn't upset that you didn't hold the vase for her. Too many people think that if they express an interest you will hold it for them.
    Nice that you had good weather!

  2. Hi Suzi, thanks, no she wasn't upset but next time I'll ask the person if they want me to hold it, although I have had folks ask me to hold something and then they never come back either.

    1. My advise is to never "hold" anything for people unless you are also holding their money. You are right, you often never see them again.

  3. We were discussing this only yesterday in my friend Linda's booth. I think "be backs" are testing the universe. Folks who ask to hold it, I used to say I'd be happy to hold it until they were through shopping. "How would you like to pay for this?" Generally produced the money. If not, after half a day, I would put it back on the rack.

  4. I like Joanne's solution. Clever.
    And yes, if you fall in love with something, buy it. Life is too short to have unnecessary disappointments.

  5. Yes, that is a very pretty vase. Congratulations on the sale.

  6. But it looks like you've found yourself a customer there...she will come back. :)


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