October has proven to be a very busy month so far with a craft show, entertaining guests this past weekend, and another guest arriving this coming weekend.
We started off the month heading to Dayton...loading up and unpacking all of Granny's baskets and Hannah's soaps and setting up our booth for the fall festival.
And then loading up again at the end of the show and unpacking once we returned home--a craft show is a lot of work!
The day was chilly but beautiful...a good forecast for a fall craft show. We have learned that chilly weather gets folks more in a buying mood for Christmas gifts than warmer craft shows. Here we are after setting up the tent and arranging the wares before the customers arrive: And here are grandmother and granddaughter together in front of Granny's basket display. I know Hannah will treasure these memories:As you can see below, we decorate the tables with quilts, display fall magazines in baskets, arrange taller baskets with fall flowers, and even place salt and pepper shakers in smaller baskets to give folks ideas and to draw customers' attention to the booth:Hannah sold lots of soap and had many return customers this year:I was able to take a quick break and walk down the street to take this photo of the tents and crowds. I wish I could fully experience Dayton Days and visit other vendors, but manning a booth makes it almost impossible: This little red cabinet below was located in the vendor space next door to us, and I kept eyeing it. I could envision many uses for it...including displaying Hannah's soaps at the next show.
The sign on it says, "Repurpose Me, Repaint Me, Re-love Me." Alas, the price tag was a drawback, so I left it there, even though I loved it!:All in all, the show was productive, and we enjoyed ourselves.
Thank you especially to those anonymous blog readers who came up and introduced themselves to us. That was fun to meet new people and learn that they have read the blog for awhile. Hi, Joanna! :)