6 Doily-Free B&Bs

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(This is a BnBfinder article, fyi, they seem to post much of their stuff to huffingtonpost)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bnbfindercom/6-doilyfree-bbs_b_3007591.html?utm_hp_ref=travel

 

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Just saw this and thought of the doily lovers amongst us. more here.

and if you don't love this one, you need to turn in your apron my friend.

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Those could turn me into a doily hater ..sorry...who would purchase such thing? $120 for a bag??? Not me.

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EmptyNest wrote:

Those could turn me into a doily hater ..sorry...who would purchase such thing? $120 for a bag??? Not me.

Say it isn't so... broken heart

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and this!

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I think the doily free thing is supposed to get a different demographic hooked on the B&B experience.  There are a lot of people who would really enjoy the kind of service and comfort, the personal attention to the guest, except they may not like the feel of the traditional, Victorian inspired lodging. 

With this article they are trying to shorten the gap between B&B's and boutique hotels.  I think it's clumsy to do it this way, after all the doilies are what keeps the bandbfinder et al in business.  

Go forth and  send a plate around your inns. It is a great idea. 
 

 

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IrisoftheWayfarer wrote:

I think the doily free thing is supposed to get a different demographic hooked on the B&B experience.  There are a lot of people who would really enjoy the kind of service and comfort, the personal attention to the guest, except they may not like the feel of the traditional, Victorian inspired lodging. 

With this article they are trying to shorten the gap between B&B's and boutique hotels.  I think it's clumsy to do it this way, after all the doilies are what keeps the bandbfinder et al in business.  

Go forth and  send a plate around your inns. It is a great idea. 
 

 

You may have missed it when discussed here before. This is part of the Doily Free campaign, DEATH TO DOILIES video and more - click my article, there is a link to dark cemetery video where they bury doilies...etc

I am in no way condemning it, I am not uptight. I am laughing WITH THEM< and using the doily in marketing as being quirky.

In case that doesn't come across. 

I am also defending the doily.

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It's all in fun.

BWTS had a whole campaign going (literally) about Pro or Con Doily.

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I must have said it wrong. I am concerned that bandfinder is biting the hand that feeds them( namely you traditional innkeepers with doilies)

I think their approach in dissing (sort of) the doilies.

 

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Somebody, PAII I think, is doing a similar thing with a chair, passing it inn to inn across the country and taking photos at each place. But you have to agree to drive the chair to the next inn on the list, which could be hours away! You can ship it, but could be expensive to ship a chair.

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Somebody, PAII I think, is doing a similar thing with a chair, passing it inn to inn across the country and taking photos at each place. But you have to agree to drive the chair to the next inn on the list, which could be hours away! You can ship it, but could be expensive to ship a chair.

Yes that is what I said. The red chair gimmick. I believe it is only select registry inns in on that one. 

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I actually got the e-mail for the Red Chair! signed up hoping the next stop is not too far away.

And I have doilies that were made by a friend/co-worker at my last job before she died of Lupus. We started as friends, then she asked me if she should apply for a position in the computer room that would make me her boss. for several years until a better transfer opened up. I was her boss on the computer room floor but we were friends at breaks and lunch - and we kept that difference in place. those doilies will be proudly displayed forever.

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

Yes that is what I said. The red chair gimmick. I believe it is only select registry inns in on that one. 

no, it is PAII members. 

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I got that email! When I got to the part about getting the chair to the next location I kind of gave up as they are looking at the West Coast now, I think. Altho... road trip!!!

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Any clever name for the FB page? 

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I was at Pier One Imports last weekend looking for furnishings for my guesthouse and saw these doily plates. Really shook me up Eye-wink

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I like those plates!

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I am with you. I love those plates! If I needed some I would seriously consider them.

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EmptyNest wrote:

I am with you. I love those plates! If I needed some I would seriously consider them.

They are cool! Thanks Arks for sharing them.

You know the doily represents so much more.  We can have fun with it, but there is more to the story...

Doilyfied and proud of it!

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

EmptyNest wrote:

I am with you. I love those plates! If I needed some I would seriously consider them.

They are cool! Thanks Arks for sharing them.

You know the doily represents so much more.  We can have fun with it, but there is more to the story...

Doilyfied and proud of it!

Love the story.  They do represent much more than their beauty.  The one I have on our entry table came from a guest our 1st month in business.  She was crocheting it when she arrived and I admired the pattern (one I had not seen before).  When she left, it was left in the room with a very warm note.   heart

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

...there is more to the story...

Doilyfied and proud of it!

I'm touched, and that doesn't happen often. I have a great-aunt who's approaching 90 and she sends us a shoebox every couple of months full of washcloths she has knitted or crocheted or whatever she does. It's very special to have something handmade by a family member, especially after they're gone.

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I was at Pier One Imports last weekend looking for furnishings for my guesthouse and saw these doily plates. Really shook me up Eye-wink

Yeah you are a closet-doily-phile. 

Now there is an idea you see!

Instead of the traveling chair, the cool super elegant stylish doily free B&B's, we should get this plate and pass it from inn to inn. This should ONLY be done in person however. We could send it with a passport (stamped, ie marked from inn to inn to see its travels).  Each inn can take a photo of it at the inn, being used to serve guests, or wherever, and we can post it to a blog/facebook page.  I am going to town tomorrow, maybe I can pick one up. Smiling

As is the tradition however, you will have to pass it to the next inn when you visit, as a gift, that means it needs to have some goodies on it (of some sort). If you are visiting from Maine, then I think a lobster will be okay. wink

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Joey, I love the traveling doily plate with goodies on it!  What a super idea! 

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Samster wrote:

Joey, I love the traveling doily plate with goodies on it!  What a super idea! 

Goodies? I missed the part about goodies! Great idea!

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Samster wrote:

Joey, I love the traveling doily plate with goodies on it!  What a super idea! 

Goodies? I missed the part about goodies! Great idea!

MEN!  They always come on board when it deals with FOOD! laugh

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And then there are those like the mother of the bride last week who called and said she could not stand all the white sterile feel of her hotel and made the switch to here.  

I am glad we are all so different to me that is what makes staying at a B&B so special - the uniqueness! 

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