Hi all. I participated in my first marketplace on Saturday. So, first off, I apologize for the poor iPhone photos. I didn't want to take the good camera with me. I have a new appreciation for the folks who do this on a regular basis. It is hard work. But I had a little helper, my 9 year old daughter. Thank goodness for her. We had fun!
I always get a little nervous before I do something for the first time. I awoke at 2am to finish preparing for it.....my first mistake. Maybe I need to work on the perfectionistic side of my personality. :)
I hand stamped each price tag with a gold bee and then inventoried every item in an excel spreadsheet. And heaven forbid I rely on their supplied white tablecloth to do the job. I had to make an 11 foot linen one with a double ruffle. What exactly is wrong with me?
The setting was lovely! The one thing that was not for sale was my sign below. I found it a few weeks ago at a flea market. Do you know what it is? I didn't when I purchased it. I thought it would be a great sign for this show and would double as a business card holder.
About four people stopped me at the flea to make sure I knew what I had. It is apparently a pastry board from the mid 1800's. The lip at the bottom is made to hold a tin rolling pin. The baker would lay it down and roll out the dough, then hang it up and place the rolling pin in the lip. I understand that the rolling pins are pretty rare because they did not hold up well. Don't you love to learn about old things like this and their uses?
I met a decorator who has some customers who like this style and also was commissioned to make grain sack curtains for a barn. So, although it was a long a rather arduous day (all the schlepping back and forth) it was certainly worth it!
Have a great week