Monday, November 26, 2007

First Weekend Down...

All day Friday and Saturday we spent at the outdoor Christmas Market in a nearby town. This was the view from my little wooden booth.

The quality of the vendors is much better this year than last. Several of them sell their handcrafted items at historical reenactments. Last year there were a couple of booths that were just assorted "resale" operations. I prefer a nice mix of handcrafted items and specialty items. This year's vendors include: goats' milk soap, handcrafted wooden bowls and spoons, fur items, items made from alpaca fiber, homemade pet treats, homemade baked goods, homemade chocolates, dutch themed novelty items, herbs and trees, and a food booth with quality homecooked foods. There are more, I'm sure, but I didn't have much time to wander.

The Farmer spent as much time outside with his spinning wheel, demonstrating. It was very cold, so he had to come in and warm up in the booth often. He spent a long time talking with a local reporter, and was featured in Saturday's paper. The photo was nice, and the reporter was sincerely interested, but absolutely slaughtered the article. It was like she took all the things they talked about and threw them in a blender and spread them out on paper after they were all chopped up. Made very little sense, though it looked like English. Makes me wonder about the rest of the "news" we read...

There was a lot of traffic, despite the cold, and Friday we did very well. Saturday was a bit slower sales-wise, and I'm not sure why, unless it was the biting wind. But all in all it was a very nice start to our one and only sales event.

If you're local, please visit us. Even if you don't buy--just come out and say hi! It's nice to see some familiar faces and meet new friends.


  1. I'm glad it went well Lona! I was thinking of you all weekend, and praying you would see brisk sales for all your hard work. I wish I were local!

  2. Cute display! I can't imagine an outdoor show at this time of year. Glad you survived. :)


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