It has been one flippity-floppity time since the contest deadline. As I stated the other day, I was having a difficult time choosing between simple, matter of fact names & the more colorful ones. Both types have something going for them.
I did, up until the moment I started writing this post, intend to go with more colorful names. However, I have decided to instead go with more matter of fact names. Simple names that pretty much spell out what someone is going to see when they visit my shops. The name I have chosen for my primitive/decor shop was the very first name suggested to me for this shop. As soon as I read it I thought "That's it!" I wavered ... then wavered another time or two ... but I really do think it is the best name. Therefore ... the name for the shop where I will sell primitive/decor items is ...
Shirlee's Primitive Offerings
Michelle - Michelle's StitchCraft Place
Thank you Michelle : )
Wanting to carry on with the theme of a simple name that pretty much spells out what someone is going to see when they visit my shop, I had to concentrate on what it is I'm going to offer in that shop. What I'm going to offer in my second shop is crafting supplies. I then asked myself what would be the best word to use other than "shop" or "store. I was torn between two choices but decided on the word "mercantile." Therefore ... the name for the shop where I will sell crafting supplies is ...
Shirlee's Crafting Mercantile
But wait! No one suggested the name Shirlee's Crafting Mercantile! What to do, what to do? I decided to go through the entries to see if anyone suggested a name using the words "Crafting Mercantile." No one did. I then thought that the most fair thing to do would be to go through the entries once more & pick a name from the people who used the word "crafting" & the people who used the word "mercantile." Only 2 people suggested a name including the word "crafting" & only 5 people suggested a name using the word "mercantile." I decided to write the names of these people on pieces of paper, mix them around & have 2 drawings ... one for each word. That is what I did. The following 2 names were drawn.
June - Butterfly Wings
Jean - Prim Crafts
Thank you June & Jean : )
A little added perk for me ... within all the names submitted I found the name I want to use for the shop where I will sell my handcrafted items! This shop will be on a primitives selling site such as Simply Primitives or Lemon Poppy Seeds. If you know of any other selling sites like these I would really appreciate hearing about them ... also your bad/good experiences if you happen to be a seller on any of these sites. Anyway, back to the name. The name of my shop where I will sell primitive handcrafted items is going to be ...
Bittersweet Farm Primitives
Peggy Lee - Kentucky Sampler
Thank you Peggy Lee : )
My thanks to everyone who spent time thinking of names & submitting them : )