It’s come to my attention that things need tidying up around this here Cottage. Loose ends, frayed nerves I always say.
Actually, I never say that, except that one time in the first paragraph. Pithy, isn’t it. I’m a pither.
If you’re new around here, I make things. Furniture. I had a little sale yesterday. I sold five tables before noon. They’re already on the FedEx truck on the way to their new owners. Thanks to everyone who bought one. Everyone that’s ever bought one, now that I think of it.
I made them from trees from right down the street. I don’t know why, but I get a little grin out of that. Every tree has end tables in it. You just have to let them out.
I don’t have all that many tables to sell most days. I make the items for the Ready to Ship page while I’m making other furniture from Made to Order orders. I think the work I’m currently doing is turning out better than ever. I’ve made many dozens of these end tables, but none better:
They went to Martha’s Vineyard. Pleasant customer. I made a console table for Phil the other day, too, and it turned out well. I was proud to put it in the box.
Speaking of the box, I get a lot of praise for the boxes the tables come in. I get a tickle from that, too, because I rather enjoy packaging the items. I’m not sure what people are expecting, but they seem pleasantly surprised when the items show up in one piece. My wife and I do the packaging together, and it’s fun. My wife is my best friend, too. I work all alone the rest of the time.
Sippican Cottage Furniture is a national brand. I think that’s a hoot, too. When I send out an email notification of a sale, the email service shows me a map of where my emails get opened. I love utilities like that.
I’ve sold furniture to seven or eight states more than pictured on the map, but if North and South Dakota have any inhabitants, you can’t tell by me. The email service I use is MailChimp. They are terrific, and lots of fun. My little son hangs around my desk when I have the service open because they have a chimp mascot that leaves amusing messages for you while you work. Everything about the service is charming, but still professional. That’s hard to do. If you’re not on our email list, but would like to be, you can sign up at the top of any page at Sippican Cottage Furniture.
I’m grateful to everyone that reads here, and those that comment, and those that link. There is no way for me to tell who’s doing it, but very nice persons are actually using my Amazon search box, and I’d like to thank you, whoever you are, for it.
I’ll have a book for you to buy soon. Hope you will.