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Offline dragonflydawnsilks

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my first saturday market!
« on: May 27, 2012, 09:55:39 AM »
What a marvelous day! I was nervous, but the butterflies flew as soon as I got the table set and my first customers were friends from up north. I made some sales, made back my space rent and then some, and had the best vendor "mom" ever. She spent the day flitting from table to table bringing us all snacks and lemonade and making sure we had everything we needed.

Here are a few pics of my table....constructive criticism welcome!

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Re: my first saturday market!
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2012, 11:00:28 AM »
Congrats....on a fine sale day...(smile)

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Re: my first saturday market!
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2012, 12:02:58 PM »
Congrats on a successful first show!  Your set up is darling...my only suggestion would be to try to get a bit more height so that at least a few of your pieces are at eye level as that is often what will attract a customer to your table over another.  Well done!

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Re: my first saturday market!
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2012, 12:45:16 PM »
Thank you! I did realize that about the height...raised up a few things with what I had, next time I will be packing supplies to the market in boxes that will double as risers under the table drape.
I didn't think I would enjoy doing the market as much as I did, now I will be scheduling more of those throughout the summer!

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Re: my first saturday market!
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2012, 12:48:29 PM »
Congratulations!  Enjoying yourself is more than half the battle!

This might be a 'just me' thing...  I love the spirit of your "Custom Orders" sign, but would take it more seriously if it wasn't hand-written.

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Re: my first saturday market!
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2012, 12:57:55 PM »
hi Sandi,
that is a good suggestion. Since it was my first time..I was in a total flurry trying to pull everything together. The sign was a last minute inspiration. I think now that I have a bit of breathing space until the next market I might play around in paint shop pro and see what I can come with for a sign with pretty fonts, my logo, etc.

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Re: my first saturday market!
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2012, 02:34:37 PM »
Congrats!!  Glad you had such a great time.

As for the sign, once you have a design worked out, you can get it printed on Vistaprint, one of their "small lawn signs," usually for free.  That's how I did this sign to advertise gift baskets.


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Re: my first saturday market!
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2012, 03:56:21 PM »
I got my banners made free (at different times) at Vistaprint too...actually I guess I get all my stationery there, when a free offer comes I jump on it  ;)

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Re: my first saturday market!
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2012, 05:31:05 PM »
I will definitely look into VistaPrint for my sign...almost ready to re order my business cards from there, so it will be perfect timing!