Mind the Gap

For sales professionals, everywhere At any time in the sales period, there is a gap. The Gap is the space between the sales goal and the sales actual. The gap is also the space between the sales goal and the … Continue reading

Shades and More…

Shades and more…..

For designers and decorators south of Boston and along the SouthCoast
 
I just spent the last 90 minutes and $217 (my designer cost) for 3 beautiful lamp shades. King Lamps 1 And I did that while sitting and having a cup of coffee as Danny, one of the owners of King’s Lamps and Shades, tried different harp sizes and shade styles as I enjoyed being waited on. 
His selections were outstanding…and as I am one who enters an establishment with a solid idea of what I am looking for, I had to relax and be open to what else was available.  I left there withKing Lamps 3 shades that I liked more than the originals; shades that I would not have selected if l had searched on my own.  Plus, I left 2 Baldwin Brass candlestick lamps there (that I bought yesterday at another New Bedford
fave: Acushnet River Antiques) to get new candle sleeves. They are black with gold liner shades and new finials. I had a BALL and it was such a great experience that I had to tell you about it so that YOU can experience it, too.
Kings’s has been in the same New Bedford location for over 50 years. They repair lamps, King Lamps 2sell lamps, make lamps and drill vases, and have a huge stock of glass, metal, paper, textile, as well as shades – and can also special order. They have antique lighting that is as lovely as I have seen anywhere. Since King’s doesn’t have a website yet (they are still working on it…but, who isn’t?) you would have to make the trip over to browse or bring your lamps for shades, repair, or to create a beautiful lamp from something wonderful that was originally designed for another purpose. And their prices are insanely good…and even better with our 15% discount!Kings lamps sign
Come and visit the SouthCoast! King’s is open Tuesday – Saturday 9-5. 580 Hathaway Road. 508-994-9784. Just off Exit 3 / Hathaway Road on Route 140. 
Now, go sell something !
xo
Jody
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Gallery 65 – October Meeting

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The year is winding down and I am already starting to miss our monthly meetings and the artists….yet it’s heartwarming to look back over the last several months and appreciate and enjoy the changes and growth that have occurred.

Here’s what this meeting produced:
Sarah is looking at holding painting class again…as a revenue producer and means for visibility. Nicole is looking to expand social media to include Pinterest and Instagram. As the only one in the Gallery who is doing marketing activities for the Gallery, this is more action and work, even if it might seem a small thing to readers who have been using these for awhile.
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The holidays are coming, and it’s time to be thinking of what products are needed for gift buyers. Nicole is making felted ornaments and will have an ornament tree positioned prominently in the showroom, and has found other artists to make ornaments, coasters, and small items. She will also be getting other artists to share databases, so that they can exponentially increase their reach.
November looks to be a busy month – Debra Ehrens is doing a trunk show, Open Studios weekend on 11/21 and Hatch Street Studios trunk show will be at Gallery 65 this year! 
In December, the first weekend is the Holiday Weekend, with a downtown stroll. Downtown associations (NB Cultural Council, NB Beautiful) are also creating a Deck the Windows event that is sure to attract interest and participants…and we hope, lots of foot traffic to start shopping! And Roy Rousseau will be the Featured Artist in the Gallery in December.

I am so proud of the work they’re doing. They have fewer artists in the cooperative yet are taking more action. They’ve consolidated floor space in the showroom, yet merchandised the existing and new product more effectively. While traffic into the showroom continues to be less than desirable, they are doing more with it. In short, a leaner and more amped team – and they are inspiring! I am looking forward to our next meeting in a couple of weeks.

Love, love, love,
Jody

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