Monday, August 13, 2012

4 Winners, Not 2!!!

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
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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.

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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
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Peggy Lee - Kentucky Sampler

Thank you Peggy Lee   : )

My thanks to everyone who spent time thinking of names & submitting them   : )    


Peggy Lee said...

So glad your eye wasn't too seriously injured. Masterchief once walked around with a rusty splinter in his eye before he finally gave in and went to the doctor. Too bad you didn't get a patch!

So many creative names were submitted. I like your choices. Of course I am pleased that one of mine made the cut!

Thanks Shirlee!

Maureen said...

Oooh I bet those drops are soothing to that tender eye. Love the names you selected.
Congrats to the winners!

Michelle said...

Pleased to hear about the eye Shirlee - you will be stitching again in no time!

Thank you for choosing my name - I am so glad you liked it xx

cucki said...

So happy to hear about the eye will be fine soon..
You are in my prayers..
Congratulations to all the winners xxx

butterfly said...

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you choosing my bit too.
Can't wait to see your shops up and running , good luck with every thing Shirlee, hugs.

Vickie said...

Congratulations to everyone! Now to get these shops up and running! A lot of work ahead Shirlee.♥

Jean @ Prim Crafts said...

Hi Shirlee! The shop names you chose are great! Thank you for drawing my name as one of your winners~ I'll respond to your email shortly.
You should contact the girls over at Primitive Handmades Mercantile ( to see about joining them in selling your finished prims. I've purchased from there and they seem to get a lot of viewing traffic.
Good luck on your new ventures!
Thank you again.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Wonderful names chosen for your newest adventure. Good Luck!!!
Looking forward to seeing your shops up and running!!!
Better get busy ~ lots of work ahead!
Do enjoy!
Prim Blessings

TheCrankyCrow said...

Congrats to all of your winners - and congrats to you for deciding and choosing. YEA!! Here's to hoping that was the most difficult part of this journey. Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Shirlee, So glad all is well!
Congrats to the winners, so many great names! OLM

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Congrats to all the winners! You're so generous to choose 4 people but it was hard to pick a favourite name.

I love the word "Mercantile", it reminds me of the old Trading Post type shop with a horse rail out the front and a tin bath hung up somewhere!

Carol said...

Great choices, Shirlee--I wish you the best of luck in getting your shops off the ground :)

♥ Nia said...

Congrats to all the lucky winners!! :D