“So I think we should have a sale. Wouldn’t that be fun?”
“Totally! Do you think we could serve Champagne?”
“Well I’m not sure that you serve Champagne when you’re doing a sale. Kind of defeats the purpose of sale, you know. But OK if you think it’s a good idea …”
“I do. But what will we put on sale? We’ve never done a sale before.” True, although technically we did have a frame sale once at the gallery and it was a big success, because we donated some of the proceeds to Juvenile Diabetes. "Remember these photos? Could we use them again? They attracted a lot of people!"
“How about item #3621. We’ve got plenty of them. Should we put them on sale?”
“We can’t do that! We’re going to be ordering them for the fall and Christmas. And they sell like crazy.”
“You’re right. I guess we need to figure out what hasn’t sold, and put that on sale. Like item #4502” (and under her breath, “You know, the one you insisted would fly out of here …”)
“Hmmm …. I’m not so sure about those. Still think they might fly out of here! But what about the gorgeous Directoire walnut desk (that you bought)? That would probably do well!”
“Great idea. OK, we’ll put it on sale.”
Interruption from Emily …
“Sorry to bother, but what is the price on the walnut secretary from France? I have someone dying to buy it but the tag fell off.”
“You mean the gorgeous Directoire walnut desk?" Exchange guilty furtive glances and mutter quietly, "We didn't really want to put that on sale anyway, did we?"
“Ok, Ok. But if we’re going to have a sale, we have to find a bunch of things to put on sale! Let’s go for a walk around the store and figure it out.”
At this point, if you were a fly on the wall, you would follow us around the store picking out all sorts of goodies for our upcoming sale, and listening to back and forth discussion on each one. But you get the point! Everything is a discussion. No feelings are ever hurt. We always take turns. And at least one of us is happy with every decision.
Here are some of the sale goodies we picked out along the way …
"Well, the girl in the frame worked really well for us the last time. Do you think we could try it again?"
"You mean, like this?" (Thank you, Emily!)
Ta ta ...
PS: The nitty gritty: The sale starts Thursday at 10 a.m. and will end at 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 4th. It's 3-day-only sale. No other discounts apply. No returns or exchanges. Sale does not apply to previous purchases. Over one hundred items on sale, but it is Not a storewide sale. Sale applies to Huff Harrington Home only. No art is on sale. There. We've said it all!