There are signs everywhere around our home that it’s market season. The clean laundry is piled on the trunk at the end of the bed waiting to be put away, there are pieces and parts of projects scattered from the driveway to the patio and all the way into the living room, and I wake up every morning in fear that someone will sneak in and take pictures of this mess and expose my dirty house secret. The house gets neglected, the husband has to take care of himself, and my regular blogging comes to a screeching halt.
I had a pretty good grip on things until the end of March when we took off to spend Easter Sunday with my daughter and then Mom and I flew out for Alaska a few days later to meet our new grand-daughter Paislee and love on the other grandkids. April brought a large floral event in Bend at the incredible Sunriver Resort and the honor of officiating at my nephew Tyler’s wedding in John Day. My little car racked up some pretty good mileage going to Central and Eastern Oregon. In between all the running I worked on projects here and there so I would be ready for the markets I had committed to vend at.
My first show of the season was the Backyard Bazaar at the Grant County Fairgrounds. I grew up in John Day and I love going back to visit this time of year. Everything is so green and fresh and pretty. I wasn’t sure what would sell well at that venue so I just took a small selection of things I make. I really never know what a booth will look like until I start setting things out and working on my displays. I had Ken build me a few ladders to add to my props and they worked very well. I was happy with the way things came out…
I just got home from my second show. It was a great little event in Cottage Grove called Rusty and Primitive Spring Flea Market. My friend Brenda and I took off early Friday morning with a load of things that, by 5:00 that evening, we had turned into a great looking booth…
So many fun people and a completely different crowd than the previous show. We had a ton of people through the booth and by the time we got the rigs loaded and headed for home on Saturday night, we were beat!
I’ve got a little over a week and a half before my next show here in Florence, the Gypsy Camp Vintage Market . It’s completely different from the other two shows and I’m excited to be able to bring out some of my softer, more romantic designs. I’m thinking I’ll even try to squeeze in a little blog time and house keeping before Ken and the pets look for a better home and all my blog friends stop coming by to see if anything is new.
If you’re out and about, come see me at the Florence Event Center on June 3rd and 4th. It looks like it’s going to be a great show!