So here I am on Friday night after two hours (that’s right, it took two hours to produce this ‘masterpiece’ of display) setting up for the weekend-long fair at Michelham Priory. My hair is greasy, my make up has removed itself, and I’m more than ready for a cup of tea and a massive piece of cake. Oh, except I can’t because in my wisdom I’ve decided to have a sugar free week.
Here’s my little stall in context; next to me is Christina who makes the most beautiful delicate silver jewellery from real leaves;…and next to her is Joanna who sells clothes. Opposite me were the Lifeboat peeps, next to them a sweetie stall (aaaah!) and on my other side a lady selling her own paintings. It was quite a mish mash of things!
Sales wise, this one was a shocker. I didn’t even cover the cost of the table. On the other hand, I made new friends and contacts and had a good laugh. I MAY get to learn silver smithing. I felt I even took steps in personal growth. You don’t expect all that from a Christmas Gift Fair!
PS. Forgot that I treated myself to this little beauty. Sterling silver and turquoise, which has come out darker than reality because I haven’t mastered evening photography.
The stall and bunting look great!
It seems many people are suffering from the same lack of sales this year at fairs and shows. Hang in there and it's great that you realize the day wasn't a total loss. Good friends are great to find!
Your booth looks great!~
Your stall looks great and so does the bunting. Financial gains aren't everything… I am glad you had a good time and such a beautiful little treat you bought for yourslef.
I'm doing a art market in two weekends time… am super nervous.
Honestly – the weather must have been a factor? I barely went outside on Saturday!