How was your beautiful spring weekend? Ours was a busy but fun blur of activity! We were so thankful for the delightful weather that made our excursions enjoyable.
Early Saturday morning Jonathan and Sarah left for the downtown farmers' market with two loaded vehicles full of baked goods and soaps. Jonathan was in charge this weekend of setup and selling soap for Hannah since she would be elsewhere selling. Meanwhile, Tom, Granny, Hannah, and I made our way to Dayton's Redbud Festival with two loaded vehicles full of baskets, soaps, a big tent, tables, chairs, signs...and all the "stuff" that goes along with setting up a booth for a craft show!
Here's Granny awaiting her first customers. Isn't she beautiful at almost 86 years old? One of my favorites of her baskets was the yellow-handled potato masher basket on the second shelf of the baker's rack.
The potato masher baskets were quite popular, and six of the eight she brought sold!I don't know what we'd do without Tom helping with the heavy tents and all the unloading and organizing. In fact, we couldn't do the show without him and his toolbox! Here he is hanging some of the baskets for display:Here's what early morning on College Street in Dayton before the festival begins looks like...lots of white vendor tents. 100 vendors were scheduled to be at this event--much smaller than the fall festival: Here's Hannah getting her side of the tent ready with her soap. She was very pleased with some contacts she made--customers who came by asking if she could customize bridal shower favors using the small bars she sells--Yes!:Here's another view of the main setup before the festival started. Vendors often stop by each other's booth before the customers arrive because it's hard to get away once the day gets going: This lady thought Granny was a real salesman! It worked! She bought a basket! I'm not much of a salesman at all! I'm mostly there to take their money and bag up their purchases:Hannah and Granny--two entrepreneurs extraordinaire: The breeze was blowing just enough to direct the wonderful scent of Hannah's soaps toward the customers. These friends below stopped by to sniff her wares: And the folks were there as you can see below...although we've found that the Fall Market does much better with sales since customers are thinking ahead for Christmas gifts:Would you like a chance to win one of Granny's potato masher baskets, two bars of soap, and notecards and photo cards made by Hannah?
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