to market!

Saturday was exhausting! I was up til 11 the night before inventorying everything, packing it all up and even fitting in a couple more mini illustrations. Then I couldn't sleep so I was up before 5:45 am...slowly packed up, made some nice photos of the morning fog and hit the road at 6:58! I was the 2nd person to arrive for claiming spots so I managed to snag a nice shady one near the front next to some lovely people! 

Overall, the market did not go very well. There wasn't as much foot traffic as everyone had hoped for the day before Mother's Day. I was really disappointed, I still am a bit. I knew it was a small market but I still hoped it would be a profitable day. But it was a fun day with great weather and I made some new artsy friends. Plus, I got to finally use all the ideas/things I've been making for displaying all my goodies! Including a lazy susan... 

After the show, I zoomed up to the C Gallery where the Cell Phone Photography show was opening! Two of my photos made it in...but I'll share those another time... Also on the very bright side, I have a fully stocked inventory of goods for the Etsy shop! I'll probably make some photos sometime today and spend the rest of the day lazing about, sipping Thai tea and listing all the new stuff. I'm also contemplating a mini SALE in the shop to give me a sales boost after the meager results of the market so stay tuned for that...
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There were over 20 vendors at the market, with a good assortment of creations
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My little booth! With a hand stamped table cloth and a butcher paper bunting banner
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All the long scraps from making business cards were finally put to use as backgrounds in whiteboard frames! I reused some old woven baskets and spruced up some tiny berry baskets too. 
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So. Many. Things. Overall the inventory wasn't too necessary with keeping track of sales (unfortunately) but it was very useful in making sure I still had everything with me! I love that big mum in the little green vase towards the top right
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This weird looking thing is a lazy susan serving contraption my mum got for Christmas! It worked PERFECTLY to display my Pearl Snap Earrings! Plus it twirled...and had a lovely vase of flowers in the middle. This was probably my favorite part of the whole booth!
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Mini mini illustrations...I cranked these two bitties out the night before the market! 
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  1. Your stand looks so great! What an amazing job you did. Sorry it didn't turn out the way you wanted it to but it sounds like a great experience! Happy Sunday!

    1. Thanks Annie! I really love how the booth all came together! I'll try the next market and hopefully that one goes better. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  2. chelsea, your booth looks so sweet, i love it! and so excited to see you putting yourself out there, i am way too intimidated to partake in any fair and love seeing you do it so well :)

    1. Aw thank you Mary! It's been a challenge getting myself out there so hopefully something will come of it all soon! You should try a fair, especially since you have such a great collection of vintage items accumulated! It was a lot of work but it really was a lot of fun :)

  3. Aw, such a disappointment when everything looked so wonderfully perfect, even the weather. Try, try again; at least most of the prep work is behind you.

    1. It had the makings for such a great day! I am definitely stocked up and prepared for the next one, that's for sure!

  4. Your stuff looks totally cute! I love your aesthetic!



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