I don't have much today.
The weekend is once again upon us and I will be busy getting things settled at home for a small dinner party. Hopefully, I will remember to catch some photos.
In the mean time some Barn love.
Random photos of this and that.
Love the heads...
too cute!! woof.
local artist print
I have to get this off my chest...
Yesterday a customer (guest) came in and stated she had not been in before and did the usual Ooh and aah, which is always flattering. As we talked, she mentioned she worked as one of the design team members for one of the larger companies in town. The company has 6 in it's chain and last year went to a vintage mix with new product.
I am not an insecure person but I no longer felt flattered, I felt threatened and invaded... this sounds crazy but I didn't want her in my Barn absorbing my inspiration any longer. She took pictures of my displays, she jotted notes in her book And was looking at my product lines to copy for her company. Am I being selfish or is this not cool. After she left she sat in her car for over 15 minutes writing frantically..... I really felt uncomfortable that this designer was taking my ideas and talents and going back to present them as her own for this large company. How does a small time boutique owner have a chance to compete with the big money chains when they copy and steal AND give no credit to the rightful owner.
I know this happens all the time but most people don't let on who they work for.
Maybe it's best not to know.
Still, it drives me crazy.
... enough of my ranting... the weekend is upon us...enjoy. ~L