Sunday, 10 July 2011
A very good point of view
I decided to head to Keswick, far more affluent than West Cumbria, so should be someone who'll take my necklaces! I headed to a gallery that someone else recommended. I had to take the kids with me that day so I told them to look poor & impoverished & imagine their mother was in dire need of an income. They grinned at me and asked how much I would pay them for this service...cheeky kids!
Anyway, first gallery owner looked at just one of my necklaces & then peered down her nose at me. Perhaps me & the kids were looking too poor that day as she said 'I don't think so, it's not for here.' I was about to plead with her to at least look beyond the first necklace, but she swept her hand towards the door and said, 'Try a few doors up, they might have your stuff.' Clearly 'my stuff' was not good enough for this gallery or was it just my old jeans and the'Ken Dodd' type look my hair had taken on that day? I'll never know.
However, a few doors up was Viewpoints Gallery. A fantastic shop with jaw droppingly beautiful photographs of the Lake District. It also had some jewellery & a warm welcome. This time I knew what my necklaces could sell at & with a more confident, yet polite approach, I finally found a shop willing to display my items. Of course it is 'sale or return,' but at this early stage who am I to complain. This was the start of what is an ongoing reliable & beneficial relationship. Thank you Viewpoints