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Thread: Yesterday was a beautiful day for a sale..

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Tellico Plains, Tennessee

    Yesterday was a beautiful day for a sale..

    We did our 4th Farmer's Market in downtown K'ville yesterday. The weather couldn't have been more beautiful. Sun shining, not too hot, the people were out in force with their dogs.. my wife goes along with me just to see the dogs...

    I normally set up in the same booth space, but Friday when I opened the booth assignment, discovered my name left off and another vendor in my booth space... quick email to the coordinator. By the end of business day still had not heard back from her, but decided to go anyway and work out the problem when we got there... Fortunately about 10 pm Fri night got an email confirming location and an apology for the oversight... She really is a sweet young thing and really easy to work with.

    Saturday, I think there were about 50 vendors.. maybe 15 farmers and the rest craft vendors... lots of jewelry, but fortunately few wood workers. Only other WW's I saw was a booth behind me that had a few wooden toys, small trucks and cars with wood wheels, round disc on strings like the old button toys my mother used to make for me when I was about 4 or 5... and another fellow who makes Dulcimers and cutting boards.. actually a strange combination of products. I was there with my collection of bowls, goblets, peppermills and a few pens.

    Sales were soft, but not too soft... sold 2 small bowls, a peppermill, a dogwood natural edge goblet and took an order for two wine goblets on wood stems.. I undersold the wine goblets, but was to another vendor, so a discount was in order.

    Lots of oohs and ahhs and several asked if I would be back next week.. they were between paychecks.. all in all, I was pleased with the day.
    Tellico Plains, TN
    My parents taught me to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder to find any.
    If you go looking for trouble, it will usually find you.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Outside the beltway
    sounds like a good day for sure. I am getting bit with the big to do some turning. Thanks for sharing.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Central Illinois
    Sounds like you're off to a good start, too. Also, sounds like there is money to be mined in K'ville.

    Good luck for the rest of the season.

    Bruce Shiverdecker - Retired Starving Artist ( No longer a Part timer at Woodcraft, Peoria, Il.)

    "The great thing about turning is that all you have to do is remove what's not needed and you have something beautiful. Nature does the hard part!"

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Sounds like a great start Chuck. Hope your future sales pick up. I know around here people just aren't buying much at all.
    Bernie W.

    Retirement: Thats when you return from work one day
    and say, Hi, Honey, Im home forever.

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Congrats, Chuck. Sounds like a great day.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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