Well, my first show came and went. Those of you who have been following me know that the original date had to be rescheduled due to that awful ice storm we had. I think sales would have been better on that date due to Mother's Day gift buyers, but that's life. I learned some things from my fellow vendors. There were A LOT of gorgeous displays! So the first thing I learned was that mine needed a little work!
Next, I need to buy my own table. Rental fee is a little steep. Although I'm thinking two smaller tables to each side with the middle open so customers can approach the mandalas.
The toys attracted the kids, and I heard a lot of "Please, Mom!" Unfortunately, it was mostly followed up with, "You have too many stuffies already!" So, next time, I will have more stuffies at a lower price point, and more of non-toy items, like my quillos.
The owls were my biggest seller, popular with adults and kids, so more of those.
I can't believe I forgot about water and snacks. I got thirsty pretty fast as it was hot in there! Which brings me to the next item... a fan!
And finally, a chair, a chair, a chair!!! Four hours didn't sound like a long time, but standing in relatively the same spot on a concrete floor was brutal.
All in all, a good learning experience. My fellow vendors agreed that the turn-out was not great, but it was the long week-end so that was to be expected. I made my fees back, so I will certainly be doing more shows.