Hello there and welcome back to SBDvr blog! It is so nice to see you and hope you drop in more often.
After months, maybe years of being silent, I’ve been thinking alot about why blogging is so important for my business. Yea yea, I’ve watched webinars, listened to marketing experts, and follow social media advice etc. but to tell you the truth, for those that do not know me, I am not a writer, nor do I have a marketing or english degree, and once again, from my previous post, I am bad at spelling and grammar. I even tinkered around hiring a ghostwriter – but I figure the time spent telling them the story, I could’ve published an entry. I asked my husband – although he is a chemist- he admits that he is worse than me. After this so-called “blog smog”, I thought the best stories to share, along with keeping my followers engaged, is to tell short stories of my inventory. When I look for pieces I naturally ask the seller the obvious; for example, who was the owner, how long have they owned the item, and if there was significance to the piece. Based on those facts, I will share those stories with you and how they became part of the SBDvr family.
Meet Ophelia the orange sofa. She was one of the first members that joined our SBDvr family. While doing research, building my sofa inventory was on top of my priority list. Ideally, I aimed to have 4 sofas before launching my website. 2+ years later, I currently have about 7. And the story of Ophelia continues… Last minute I decided to go to an estate sale – My eyes were set on a velvet blush settee, which is very similar to Penelope the french Louis settee. The seller was selling it for a ridiculous amount of money. I kept my composure and did a walk through the rest of the house in case I pick up some vintage frames, vases, doilies, etc. In the back of the house was a small porch – it was packed with a dusty old entertainment center, an asian influenced dining table (it looked like it weighed a ton) and hidden against the other side of the wall was an orange sofa underneath some large paintings. I couldn’t see her in full but was intrigued by the color and the detail of the arm. I casually asked the seller to contact me the end of the day if no one picks up the settee or the sofa – no expectations. A few hours later – at the close of the estate sale, I hear the phone ring – it was the seller. She tells me the settee has been sold but the orange sofa is still available for 75% off the selling price! For some reason, even though I did not see the full body of the sofa, I asked about her condition and was told that she has been sitting in the back just collecting dust for 15 years but in good condition with a few dark spots under the cushions. I didn’t hesitate and picked her up by dragging one of my coworkers with me. The seller ended up being the niece of the owner of the home who passed of old age and natural causes. Ophelia has been waiting patiently for 15 years to come out and mingle with the world. She definately has impressed not only myself but everyone that meets her. If I hadn’t picked her up they would’ve donated her to a local charity. With that being said, Ophelia would be honored to hang out at your special event. Let us help create your Happily Ever After. Contact us for a proposal.