Friday, April 15, 2011

Opinions, Please

Should I buy this table?
I hit an estate sale earlier today and saw this. A little out of my price range, so I passed. But on the way out, the estate sale lady said, "Put a bid on it - you never know." So, I did. And they accepted. Now, it's mine if I want it.  Now, I'm having second thoughts. Bidders remorse. I don't think my "bid" is legally binding, so I'm pretty sure I can change my mind.

I was actually thinking of selling it in the booth. Would any of you buy this if you saw it? I love it and think it's very unique, but I am running out of room in my house. It's kind of Chinoiserie/Hollywood Regency. I mean, come on, a brass fish console table - you'll be the only person in the neighborhood with one of these. The only problem? The booth is kind of crowded right now. This is how it looked on Monday . . .

So, have I flipped my lid or should I get the fish table? I need your help. I'm having an indecisive moment (I seem to have a lot of those). Any advice would be much appreciated.

Happy Weekend!

14 comments:

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

You know Kathy I can see why you would be apprehensive. I think the piece is wonderful but after having my own little retail space these past few months I have to wonder if this would appeal to the masses. It's a very taste specific piece - even though personally I love it! If you like it well enough to live at your house someday, in case your customers don't "get it", then I say go for it!

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

I really hope we sell more stuff, I haven't shopped because my garage is stuffed! Kim made a really good point!

Emily said...

I love it, but I'm wondering the same thing that Kim said about the "masses." It's almost too good to pass up though! Too bad not everyone has our exceptional taste :).

Kim said...

I think it's cool, but I wouldn't buy it. Wouldn't fit into my aesthetic, but that's me. If I saw it in someone's home, I would totally remark at how fun it is.

I don't think your booth is overcrowded though. Can you put it against the right wall? Move the white chair more to the center maybe? I can't tell if you have any "middle space" in the booth. When I'm looking through antique malls I usually pass over the sparse looking booths and spend time in the crowded ones. They feel more inviting and I think I'm more likely to find a treasure in those. Plus you can display other things on top of it.

Raina Cox said...

Yes, please, very much.

Libby said...

Love it!! I would buy it in a heartbeat if I could afford it!

Elisa @ What the Vita said...

I think it is awesome. At the very least, it'll draw more people to your booth - they'll be, oh that's a very cool table, let's see what other things they have.

And if you're getting that table at a great price, what are you going to lose? All you need is one buyer who loves it. Just one buyer.

ModFruGal said...

OK..for what it's worth..get it! Try it in your house if you love it, or save it for the booth when space opens up. Buy what you love and people either respond or don't, but for every person that says "not for me"..it only takes one who says..HELL YES to buy it. I try not to over think stuff for the booth and buy what I love and hope for the best. The "masses" can go to Gaslamp or Pottery Barn.

bluehydrangea said...

What a show stopper!! It is worth it for the wow factor alone!! Like Elisa said, it will draw people to your booth. and I love your suzani!!

nkp said...

Hell yes. Get it! Although I should add that this is coming from a woman with a rather large, anatomically correct bull table in her entry so you should probably take that advice with a grain of salt. See:

http://completelytotallymadly.blogspot.com/2009/02/details.html

But if the price is right and you would love this for your home if it didn't sell, then my advice is a definitive yes!

Anonymous said...

Love it! And I think it would sell in a heartbeat. Many people are looking for something unique and not so run-of-the-mill so this would appeal to all of those folks. Also nice for a large bath, etc.

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Hell to the Yes. Though I might consider... wait for it...spray paint. In White it would suddenly be very Jonathan Adler. Or in the right color it would be divine!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

ps- hope I'm not too late!! sorry was off the 'puter all weekend.

nkp said...

Soooo, did you get it? Don't hold out on us!