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Thursday, October 28, 2010

The view from the top....

Mount Dora has come and gone, and I am better in many ways for having had the experience.  Three of us were assigned spaces just outside of the parameters of the main show area, which was a disadvantage.  The shuttle dropped off  up the hill a block so it would seem that traffic would go by us, but, unfortunately, many people walked down the sidewalk behind us. 
That being said, Saturday was frighteningly slow at the top of the hill.  Sunday brought more sales.  And on both days, people were complimentary and friendly.  I enjoyed myself immensely. 
The highlight of my Sunday was when my large chandelier found a home!  Its new owner has promised to send me a photo once she has it installed, so check back to see it!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Looking ahead......

Perhaps it's my love of vintage, perhaps it's missing my years in the west, or perhaps it's my connection to fabric, fiber, and friends, but I am looking forward to making enough money at the Mount Dora show to attend a class in Ocala given by the wonderful K.C. Willis, www.studioretreats.ning.com.  This link will take you to another class she is offering at her studio, and her delightful tease about the give-away she is offering!  For those of you who would love to attend here in Florida, see Laura Venosa DellaPorta's site, http://www.verbenanestedtreasures.blogspot.com/.  Maybe I can get doubly lucky!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Almost there!

Yesterday we did a mock set-up of the booth for the Mount Dora Arts and Crafts show to be held on October 23 and 24.  It is my first big show. 
This is the basic set-up with my banner.  I'm pleased with it.  I still need to add my mannequin and a dress form I hope to borrow from a friend, as well as a rug, but basically, it's set.  Tom did a lot of work to get the chandeliers hung, and we spent the entire day setting it up and tearing it down.  Since I am on the last scheduled set-up time Friday night, I sure hope we can do it in 3 or 4 hours. 
Here are more pictures....