Sunday, April 20, 2008

Ahh...What To Do!?

Have you ever bought something and then had a hard time deciding if you should sell it or not? This is my dilemma. Here is a Victorian Religious Motto that is so sweet and I grabbed it yesterday at an Estate Sale. It wasn't inexpensive and by no stretch of the phrase "a good buy." I love the old frame, the verse and most of all the bird and red berries.
So I ask you, should I keep it or sell it? Is that your final answer?


46 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just drop it off at my house next time you come up the hill..then you will not have to decide either way..see I gave you a third option..lol..becky up the hill

p.s. that is my favorite verse, berries and birds..and font..frame..um..yeah

Kathleen Grace said...

Hi Becky! Keep it until you are ready to let it go , and then sell it! Who says you have to sell it right away? It will only get more vintage;>)

the feathered nest said...

If you enjoy it, have space for it and don't need the money then I'd say keep it and when you no longer are enjoying it then sell it.

Manuela

Miss Jean said...

If you are in doubt, hold on to it until you know for sure! It's lovely! I need to tag around with you some more so I can have dillemas too! LOL

Cottage Contessa said...

Hi Becky! I agree with the other ladies entirely! It is very beautiful though. Have a wonderful week sweetie!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Michelle said...

I say keep it! It's beautiful, everything about it..

Michelle

Lisa said...

Good advice from everyone!! I usually tell my friends in this dilemma, "if you don't love it, don't get it, keep it or buy it". I have to love it, I mean LOVE. I know that shaky kinda love feeling I get. That's when I know I'm going to load something into my car! You'd probably better follow everyone else's advice. I'd hate to take responsibility for this one. Although I could see myself packing this one to my car!!!!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Keep! At least for awhile just to make sure. It is really special.

Donna Lynn said...

What a sweet find that was! When my BFF asks me this I always say: "Look at it and tell me what you feel deep inside your heart? Are you in love with this? How would you feel if you saw it in someone elses hands, or house? Would you feel regret?"... Then depending on her answer she can either let go or keep it with a happy heart! Bless you this week, Donna Lynn

Rosie's Whimsy said...

You've gotten really good advice so far so I needn't add to that....but.....can come shopping with you sometime? You find the "bestest" stuff!

:-) Rosie

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Keep it, you will be sorry later if you sell it. It is beautiful. I thing every home should have something in it to let there guest know there heart is with the Lord!
have a blessed day,
ginger

Brenda@Spareminute cottage said...

Hi Becky;I would keep it,And if you ever get tired of it sell it then.You said it wasn't inexpensive so how much profit could you make now? Would it be worth getting rid of it??
Best Wishes
Brenda:)

The Odd Bird said...

If it makes you happy... keep it...

Rosemary said...

Hi Becky,
Thanks for the nice comments on my blog. I wish you could come shop with us too!!
I love the sign, keep it for awhile, then sell it if it's something you can part with.
I change things around a lot in my home.
Have a great day, and I will be posting my flea market purchases today or tomorrow.
Rosemary

BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh I have that problem all the time! About 60% of what I buy for resale ends up staying in my house because I fell in love with it!!
That really is a lovely piece....enjoy it for a while..then decide if you can part with it!
hugs,
Robin

Terri and Bob said...

Keep it but let me know when you want to let it go! ;)

Thanks for visiting me! I am glad you liked the flowers!

Terri and Bob said...

Keep it but let me know when you want to let it go! ;)

Thanks for visiting me! I am glad you liked the flowers!

cherished*vintage said...

I say keep it for at least a little while so then if you decide to sell it, you can be confident with your decision. It really is very sweet. Since it has the holly and berries on it, it would be beautiful hanging out for Christmas too.
-Karoline

Mary said...

Who are you kidding? You're going to keep it, right? ;)
xoxo,
Mary

Meggie said...

I say keep it...at least for awhile. You will either grow more fond of it or not feel so bad about parting with it.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Do you love it? (I do :)
Do you have a place for it in your pretty home?
Then keep it!!

Thimbleanna said...

Keep It! And that's my final answer LOL!!!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

I agree with Manuela, and it is awfully cute ;)

Hugs,
Dena

Linda said...

Becky, you need to keep this. It's wonderful and I love everything about it too! Keep it...that's my final answer:). Hugs, Linda

Denise said...

Oh you keep it....... yes of course you keep it...... that is beautiful and I can just see it sitting on top of an old dresser with a lace runner..... as much as I would love to see you sell it and me buy it ,,,,,,,, it has found a home there......

Auntie Joy said...

Okay, this is comment #26 so maybe you should go with the above majority... but I get lots of things I love, love, love. If it is something as big as that, I usually have to get rid of something to display it... So, I think about what would I have to sell, and then I would also need to redecorate...but it is kinda Christmasy with the holly...so that is a whole other issue... Do I sound kinda wishey washey?
At least you should keep it until Christmas time.
JOY!

Nancy said...

Think about it, you can take your time.

Cowboys & Custard said...

If you are not sure.. sleep on it!
I am having the same dilemma's here at home..
I feel liberated letting things go and then some years later I will think ..."now where is that mirror I once had"...
You could always toss a coin!

Much love
Mx

Mrs.Kwitty said...

What a lovely piece--personally, I would keep it! It has all the things I love--it's vintage, it's got birds, it has a good message. You can always keep it for a while and see if you can bear to part with it down the road sometime, it will only get more valuable! lol
Smiles, Karen

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Keep! Or, like Becky up the hill said, just drop it over at MY house. You have to come visit San Antonio some day. Just bring it with you. LOL!
Patricia :o)

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh, it's so pretty! I think it seems to fit right into your cottage.

Mary said...

Hello Becky, I received my Precious Magnets :) Even my Daughter said, "Those are really cute Mom, where did you get them ? " So as they say ...
you did Good !!! I love your cookie sheet, so might do something like that,where I can show them off.
Maybe give them a spritz of Scotch Gard to keep them fresh:)
Thank You so much... Have a great day. Hugs Mary :)

Amy Wagner said...

It is so sweet... I would say keep it. Although, I'm sure it would sell in an instant. If you ever need quick money- you will have the answer.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!
Amy

the homely year said...

Hi, I think you should keep it and enjoy it for now if you really love it. In the future, if and when you tire of it, then let someone else have the pleasure of it.
Margaret and Noreen

twiggypeasticks said...

Keep it for the bird and the holly berries alone, it's lovely
twiggy

quiltdoggie said...

Dearest Beckers ~ that is an absolute treasure. It is absolutely stunning ~ I too, have a hard time with the "catch & release", and lots of times, keep it for awhile, til I'm ready to let it find a good home. . . . THAT BEAUTY, however, might just possibly be a permanent keeper to me . . . . . . . can't wait to hear what you decide . . . .

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

I think that is only something you can answer. Here is how I gauge when to sell something, if I really can't decide then I probably will sell it because I would know right away if I didn't want to. Hope that helps.

Hugs,
LeAnn :)

Daisys Little Cottage said...

I agree with Ms. Jean, when in doubt, Hang On To It. Finding something victorian era in a white frame is very unusual and with those holly leaves and berries, you'll be able to use it in a sweet vignette at Christmastime.
miles of smiles,
Darly

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

very cute. Unique find! xo Britt

Laura said...

I L-O-V-E IT!
Keep it.

Dana said...

I say Keep It!!

Denise said...

Well,,, have you decided?

Stephanie said...

I say KEEP IT!! It is perfect!
Stephanie

Jillian said...

Oooh that's a tough one! I'd have to start a collection around it! Also looks like it would be neat to display at Christmas time.

Lallee said...

I say keep it and let go of something you would enjoy less....but only if you must. That is a treasure.

Hugs,
Lallee

LAUREN at Faith Fuel said...

By all means, KEEP IT! It's wonderful...and so true. He will direct our paths!