Hello everyone, and welcome to a frenzied Friday here at the Prepatorium!
TP is a tad crazed and dazed taking care of Princess business while simultaneously trying to collect her wits to scoot out of town…
This actually works out very well, as we are going to do a more-pictures-than-substance-post today, and it dovetails nicely with our desperate need to solicit your input, your wisdom, your exquisite good taste. Pourquoi ça? Because we need your insight and opinions on this topic: what lines or items would you like to see The Princess carry in the future?
We start with needlepoint pillows by a designer you know, very nicely done in 100% wool over cotton:
The pillow on the left is 12″ square and would retail for about $45-48, while the pillow on the right is larger at 20″ square; it would be $98-$105. You would like one on your sofa? Perhaps a gift for someone this holiday season? Or, “TP, tune in. There’s a recession out there and this is a little too high for our gift-giving budget right now.”
Next, needlepoint eyeglass cases; we would retail these in the $22-$25 range. A nice stocking stuff or MIL gift? Love it? Hate it? Almost worse, is it a yawn? (Remember, when it comes to your opinions, sharing is caring.)
Are silk and cotton embroidered pillows at in the $70-$90 range on your radar….? Or are there simply too many other possibilities out there? Or the house is already decorated, or more formal accents like these are not what you use, or…?
And finally with this group, the needlepoint coaster sets would run approximately $36.
A possibility you would consider for yourself or for a gift? The price is okay but the spouse doesn’t care for needlepoint coasters, or we use whatever coasters we bring home from the club (seriously, TP has lived with this phenomenon), or…? Or….?
We do need your wisdom on these, you can’t possibly hurt our feelings as these are merely ideas we are contemplating here at the Palace. And if feeling self-conscious about sharing personal taste, just leave your comments as ‘anonymous,’ and no one will be the wiser!
Not by any ‘notable’ designers but still fun, tell us what you think about the hooked pillows in 100% wool and cotton. The 14″ x 18″ lighthouse would sell for approximately $38-$40, and the 16″ square crab on the right about $48-$50.
Cute? Good gifts? Just so-so? Meh, pillows just aren’t my thing?
What things are we not carrying you would like to see us add? More totes? Lilly Pulitzer accessories, you know, the handbags and jewelry collections? More stationery and notepaper? More of the same or lines with lower or higher pricepoints? More pillows, towels, or home accessories? More preppy pet items, or more/less belts and flip-flops?
Now, before flitting away without sharing your thoughts, just remember – Tilly’s future is hanging in the balance.
As one can see, Miss Tilly doesn’t miss many meals.
And she does enjoy her regular trips to the spa:
Not to mention her grooming; she prefers the students in the Veterinary Medicine School at the Large University handle her ‘special needs.’
And her appreciation of fine apparel is well-documented.
Fortunately, Scooter-the-Wonder-Cat has lower expectations.
A good set of shelves to hide out in when being pursued by the Much-Larger-Animal and an occasional meal keep Scooter happy.
And they both revel in some time stalking each other.
So do share your thoughts on Princess inventory.
They’re counting on you.
See you sometime next week, we hope everyone enjoys an utterly divine weekend!