December 19, 2015 by Terry
So today I thought I’d finally share some pictures from my booth at The Little Deer Market that took place waaaaay back on December 5th!
I have been a bit of a scatterbrain since then trying to catch up on all those things I neglected in preparation for the market that I just never got around to sharing them.
Better late than never I guess and looking back on these I realize just how much I love doing what I do!
I had a very large booth, 12 feet by 20 feet and I’m so glad I went with the larger size. It was cozy but not overfilled. I wanted people to be able to have room to view my work without being crowded. It also allowed people with wheelchairs or walkers to come all the way in to take a better look and shop.
My dear, sweet husband listened to my vision and helped create the ambiance by building me the backdrops.
I asked for rustic walls on castors and that is exactly what I got! He built me four walls on wheels out of 1×8 rough cut spruce.
I originally was going to whitewash them but decided that they were perfect exactly as they were.
He even wired the walls for lighting! On the backside of this wall is a light switch with a dimmer and an outlet so I could hang up my chandeliers and plug them in!! What a great idea! … and the dimmer … perfect for not ‘overlighting’ the booth as I did have 2 of them hanging!
It was so much work setting everything up for just one day but it was so worth it! I met so many new people and reaquainted with a few old friends. I was disappointed that it didn’t last longer :)
I sold mostly small items and 3 large pieces, but even if I didn’t sell anything I would’ve still had a great day!
The chippy corner antique cabinet went right away and I could’ve sold it at least 5 times over. I even got an email from someone asking if I could let them know if I ever do another one as they would like to have one too! On the right, hanging on the wall is an antique footboard from a bed that I turned into a coat rack. I wish I could’ve found the headboard as it would’ve been a beautiful bed! I do love it as a coat rack too :)
The little round table beside the chair says “Cookies For Santa” on it. I thought it was perfect size to make into a special ‘cookie’ table. I can just see a little one setting up milk and cookies on it for Santa beside the tree …. :) (it sold right away! It was priced at $19)
So after an overwhelming day at the market, I am pleased to say that I reserved the same spot for the next market in the spring!!!
I was also excited when I read the local paper this past week to find that I was featured in it as a vendor at the market! There were so many talented vendors there and I am honored to have been singled out!
Thank you to all those who came out and supported our local market! And thank you for a great day!
I can hardly wait until the next one!