The past two summers have been our best sale summers. In one week we sold the two vintage school desks. Cast iron base with pencil slots and inkwell holders. A couple planned on using them as end tables in their family room
That was Monday. On Friday we had a lady call looking for a small dining table. W had the oak table with cream painted legs. That table was only 58 in long and 33 wide. Six cream French Country chairs went with it, but she only wanted the table. So she and her family came out to look. They did like the table but were concerned about the size. Apparently, Mom has a small dining space and needs room to play cards with her friends, so they wanted a narrower table that the standard and they thought our little table would work. So she went up to northern Ohio.
Then on Saturday got a call from a gentleman who recently moved and was looking for a dining table and chairs. He came Sunday to view the larger wood table. Again, walnut stained top with cream painted legs. Again, a set of 6 gray linen upholstered French chairs. He loved the set and took it with him to the Cleveland Ohio area. He wants to place orders for a coffee table and perhaps two lamp tables.
When it rains, it pours!
John is over the moon. It seems once people see the items they can see the skill and artistry he puts into his work. The craftsmanship is evident as his love of making furniture.
This experience has made me realize how difficult it is to sell items when you don’t have a brick and mortar shop but it gives me hope in achieving more online sales. I thought perhaps we would have to give up this part of the business, but I now do see that even sales of bulky furniture items ARE possible.
I used Facebook Marketplace to sell these items. I am having difficulty using the social medium as a sales tool. It has really gone to social media one on one, as it once was; I find it not as helpful as it once was in building a blog or business. However, this Marketplace section they have rolled out has been a great find!!
We are now hooked up with Marketplace via our online shop. If you go to the new website at woodnwhimsey.com you will see the shop. Our items are listed here for sale and linked to the Facebook marketplace site on our page woodnwhimsey
John does take custom orders for large furniture..contact us through our website if you wish to discuss a special made to order item
We sold our blue Lady this summer and she looked great in her new home.
A gorgeous cedar farmhouse table
I hope my fellow artists and crafters also had a good summer. And I hope all buyers are enjoying their items!
A great big thank you for all those who support bloggers and artisans. W would all be nothing without you guys.
Thanks for visiting
Will talk soon
Take good care