Vermont Hand Crafters show wrap up
It’s been a week since the end of the Vermont Hand Crafters Fine Craft & Art Show and I’m finally getting around to doing a recap.
With the economy the way it is, I expected to have fewer sales than in previous years. I did, however, hit my anticipated income so there weren’t any surprises. I am not good with surprises.
I really enjoyed myself this year. I have been in the same-ish spot for the last three years and my neighbors have been pretty consistent. My booth location has become a craft show equivalent of “home”. It’s so nice. Another bonus this year was that I got to eat contraband cheese. I’ll just leave the details to your imagination.
Here are a few shots of my booth.
From one angle…
…and from another.
This is what I saw for four days from inside my booth (that was a quiet moment in the aisles – it was more often crowded):
And yes, the Sheraton’s carpet is really that ugly in person. New to my booth were some acrylic display pieces. Here are some shots of the risers:
I love how such a simple thing as acrylic can make for a seamless presentation. I had previously used wooden cigar boxes for my display. I got more comments on the cigar boxes than on my books. The boxes are now retired.
And now for my favorite shot, which I affectionately refer to as – “Death of a Booth” or “Craft Show Carcass” (note the collapsible crate I mentioned in this post):
Picking it clean and packing it up until the next show…which is in 1 1/2 weeks. Oy. Back to the studio.