Well it rained and rained and then rained some more. In fact it started raining about an hour after we set up and didn't stop raining until late last night. This morning the sun was brightly shining and the sound of lawn mowers was in the air. I suppose the sale was cursed from the get go having been planned to coincide with the rose festival parade. I left early to come home and dry out. Some of the merchandise got wet but it wasn't as bad as I'd feared. Yesterday's fiasco has me thinking that I'll stick to indoor sales from now on. Sales where the lighting is controlled and restrooms nearby.
I did sell some things and got to talk with some lovely people. I met my "biggest fan" which was quite a treat. Hi Julie, it was delightful meeting you and your adorable family!
I also got to talk to a couple of my regular customers about Chet and Dot Home Parties. I've been thinking about the idea for several years but have never really gotten it together. It sounds like so much fun! Here's how it will work:: once a customer decides they'd like to do the party, we'll set a date and time. I will bring a selection of items for the party guests to shop and maybe have some sort of activity or mini class. I think it would be a great holiday activity. Every year we have a last minute shopping party at the house with all of the merchandise we have on hand. It's always a lot of fun and we always make sure there is plenty of homemade eggnog and snacks to go around.
On another note, the cakes are in the shop and I'm in the middle of a shop update so you should see some new goods soon.
One more thing, these are some of Jenny's newest pieces, I love the whale the best! She was very sweet, running home to get my coat and camera yesterday. That was no easy feat, I tell you, what with half the streets in the city blocked off for the parade. It took us 40 minutes to drive what normally takes 15 minutes.
Have a nice Sunday!