$2250…Really? Framed sea fans for sale

by Sherry
Imagine my surprise when browsing through one of the high end decor websites I came
across these framed sea fans for sale.
The price is $2250.00 for ONE!
Are you kidding?
I have been selling unframed sea fans on Etsy for months now.  The above fan is framed
in an illusion frame, again similar to the ones below I used in our own home.
Illusion frames are glass on both sides so the wall color shows through.  The sea fans also
look wonderful using a mat and a frame of your choice.
A couple of months ago I included light blue dyed sea fans to the other color options.
Look familiar?
The dyed sea fans sell on Etsy for $32.00 each and the illusion frames are $29.00 at Michaels.
Of course, you can use the 40% off coupon at Michaels to save even more money.  These can
easily be framed in less than 10 minutes and I give directions how to do this with each purchase.
Some other colors available…
Thank you to everyone that has purchased my fans and all the sweet comments you
have left me.  I am so happy you are enjoying your purchase.
Please check out my Etsy shop for sea fans, intaglios and vintage decor.

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21 comments

shannon i olson August 7, 2012 - 8:09 pm

2250??? holy smokes! I laugh at the Michaels comment because when I sold stamping accessories I would always tell people you can get it cheaper at Michaels with a coupon, not much of a salesman was I!!

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Our Pinteresting Family August 7, 2012 - 8:12 pm

Wow…that's certainly an investment lol.

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Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest August 7, 2012 - 8:23 pm

Ah…but the question is how many of those super ridiculously priced fans have they acrually SOLD?

My guess is zero. That's absurd.

You rock, yay Etsy and bloggers, unite for the winning Look for LESS!

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Janette - The2Seasons August 7, 2012 - 8:34 pm

Wow! I can't imagine paying over two k's for those sea fans. Some folks must just have too much $$$$$.

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Starr @ The Kiefer Cottage August 7, 2012 - 8:51 pm

I'll tell you who buys them. People who have big bucks and hire a decorator, who then purchases the expensive item. The homeowner/business doesn't even know they paid that much for a wall hanging because it's hidden in an invoice (with an upcharge).

Of course, this whole scenario is based on watching too many movies, so I could be totally wrong.

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[email protected] Charm August 7, 2012 - 10:02 pm

Oh my Sherry…that is unreal!!! I'm sure that they are not selling many of them.

Blessings,
Linda

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Anne August 7, 2012 - 10:36 pm

Are they crazy!? You sea fans are beautiful.LOVE that blue color too!
xx
Anne

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Squeak August 7, 2012 - 11:10 pm

Several years ago, I contacted the owner of the company that sells the $2,250 sea fans after I saw an article about her in the late, great Southern Accents magazine. I asked where I could buy her framed sea fans (they weren't $2,250 then). She sent me a response that didn't make any sense. I emailed her back for clarification and got a nasty email back. So not only does she charge exorbitant prices, she isn't very nice, either.

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[email protected] August 7, 2012 - 11:32 pm

Good grief, why? I like your fans, and prices, Sherry.

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Yvonne @ StoneGable August 8, 2012 - 12:30 am

YOu are WAY underpriced… and thank you for being so! I love the idea of framing them in illusion frames!
Kudos to you for being spot on in knowing the trends!

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Jaye @ Just Trying to Make Cents of it All! August 8, 2012 - 3:11 am

Yea, that's pretty darn amazing! I guess there is SOMEONE out there willing to pay! I found a sea fan when my husband and I were in Mexico last November. I haven't done a thing with it but you've given me ideas! Since I only have one, I will no doubt be visiting you for another one. Can't have just one, you know!!!

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NanaDiana August 8, 2012 - 1:35 am

You MUST raise your prices immediately!;>) Can you imagine paying that price for that? However, you can bet that someone will…just none of us savvy shoppers! You were ahead of the game this time- xo Diana

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Cindy Riggs August 8, 2012 - 2:17 am

Your fans are beautiful. Love your page and ideas. Thank you, Cindy

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SheilaG @ Plum Doodles August 8, 2012 - 2:39 pm

I'll add my "good grief" to everyone else's. Hmm, maybe you should be a supplier for that place? 😉

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Garden, Home and Party August 8, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Mamma told me it pays to shop around! Yikes, someone must have traveled to an exotic place for those fans and wants to pay for the trip.
Karen

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It's All Connected August 8, 2012 - 4:03 pm

Yikes is right on the $2,250! You have a real bargain in your shop! ~ Maureen

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Honey at 2805 August 8, 2012 - 10:33 pm

Some of these places are just outrageous! I had that feeling when I compared my sculpture to the one at an online store recently. Plus, I really think that a lot of magazines and stores get their ideas from bloggers!

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Honey at 2805 August 8, 2012 - 10:33 pm

Oh, and your is far more beautiful!

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Tami Von Zalez August 8, 2012 - 10:53 pm

Someone's been smokin sea fans ~

Popped in from Open House Party.

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Anonymous August 8, 2012 - 11:08 pm

This sounds great. We have a beach house and it would be great to frame fans for the walls. My only question is about the fans themselves. Please tell me they aren't being pulled off coral reefs. Underwater life is so fragile.

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Anonymous January 29, 2013 - 3:05 pm

Check out the framed fans for sale at Restoration Hardware. Large size, but over $1,000.

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