Sunday, November 13, 2016

My Christmas craft booth

For the first time in many, many years, I had a booth at a craft fair!  It was a large show at a local high school, and I signed up to do it at the last minute.  Rebecca crafted some wonderful gifts for the booth, but couldn't be there on the day of the sale.  Dennis helped me -- and he was a huge help!  It was fun!
We set the tables up the night before; they were very simple, but pretty with lots of white, and lights.


 Besides the handmade stuff, I sold some of my vintage Christmas items -- like the angels and caroler statues.
 This photo was taken late in the day, after we'd sold quite a bit!

Some friends stopped by, including Jeanelle -- who is looking so fabulous after regaining her health/surviving breast cancer!  'Makes me so happy!
Rebecca did the canvases with deers (this one says, Sparkle), and we painted the stars and our husbands cut and put them together for us!

In the afternoon the sun came through those large windows and it was pretty unbearable for shoppers and sellers alike; so, morning was definitely our best time for sales!  We did very well, and I came home feeling much "lighter" of vintage Christmas!
 Some of the tags I made...
and, ephemera packs...




Very few tags or ephemera packs sold, though.  I may put some in my shop if anyone is interested!
I copied this tag after one I'd received in a swap a couple of years ago; I'm not sure who made it, unfortunately; she signed it on the back, but her name is hard to read.
These pumpkins were the only non-Christmas items I had in the booth!  Two of them sold.  I think I'm going to keep the ones that didn't!
 All but one of my jeweled Christmas trees sold, and I really enjoyed the conversations I had with shoppers over them; the vintage items sparked many reminiscences!


 The tart tin and Jello mold ornaments sold very well, too!

The snowman ornaments are already in my Etsy shop!
If you have a chance, please do me a favor and click on that link -- my shop has been so neglected over the last year that I've lost a lot of ranking and really need some hits!
Thank you!
Best of all -- since these two mischief-makers will prevent me from much Christmas decorating this year -- I was happy that I took a few weeks to get elbow-deep into all of my Christmas things and enjoy all the beauty and fun of them!
We'll see how much I'm able to restrain myself when the holidays roll around!

5 comments :

Pallas said...

Your Christmas booth looks great, and I saw a number of things I would have bought. Your kitties are very cute!

Linda said...

Swoon~Swoon~Swoon

You had my attention with the sparkly rhinestone Jeweled Christmas Tree picture. My nan used to say I was like a Raven because I was always attracted to bright sparkly rhinestones.

Oh my, aren't Paul Simon and Art just the cutest pair.

Your booth looks very attractive and Christmasy.

Cheers.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Everything looks great. Our bazaar season has started here ... I know how much work goes into doing a craft fair ... stopped doing them years ago. I'm surprised the ephemera packs didn't sell.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

So glad you did well; I clicked on your etsy link.

Marrianna said...

Thank you for showing lots of photos of your craft booth. Good news about your friend, Jeanelle! Loved the rhinestone tree plaque. And I have a bunch of the fluted tins that need to be made into some cute ornaments. My BFF and I are talking about doing at least 1 craft show next Holiday season. We'll see. We have a year to get ready.

Everything looks lovely and I'm glad lots of your beautiful artwork sold. I think the market for your ephemera needs to start noticing what they can get locally from you. They will probably do well next year.

Happy Thanksgiving,
Marrianna