I was lucky enough to get accepted as a vendor at a lovely local Art/Craft sale which took place this past weekend, an event I've had my eye on for some time but never thought I'd be a part of.
The venue is totally A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! It was located in the central hall of a Japanese Retirement Residence, which was open to the Public for this event. As you entered, you passed a Koi water garden (sigh!). There are 2 enclosed "Libraries" on either side of the long corridor leading to the back, and the ceiling was almost completely glass to allow that gorgeous sunlight in. Both Libraries had super large wood/glass doors, which were open for the event and housed local artisans showing off their beautiful, handmade work. I was located towards the back of the main hall, which had tall bamboo plants almost to the ceiling, on a direct path to a fundraising Cafe that sold sinfully delicious desserts & snacks - could I have gotten a better spot??? Not at all!!! LOL
To be honest, I didn't care a bit if I sold any of my cards ... I was so humbled by the friendliness of the residents and their friends and families, how completely respectful they were. They truly made us vendors feel like "family", and I can't wait to go back and see them again. The Event Coordinators and Volunteers also deserve to be recognized as they did a wonderful job - a huge "Thank You" to you all!
I wanted to show off a lovely card rack that was gifted to me by my Sister-in-Law, Donna. I sent out word to family that I was looking for one but never in my life did I expect to have one of them find the PERFECT ONE, and in such short time. It arrived just in time for this event. It's a 16-pocket spinner, and is located on the left side back corner of my table.
Each of my customers received my business card with each purchase, which provides the link to this blog, so if you happen to be one of them, I want you to know how very appreciative I am for your support and that I hope we meet again at the Momiji Centre at next year's event.
Thanks so much for dropping in and reading my post!