Welcome to our Holiday Market booth! This time of year, it’s our home away from home.
It’s fun to take pictures each year and see how it changes over time. Here are some from last weekend (keep in mind that the lighting is strange and our camera doesn’t take the best pictures in there.)
We want to make a sign that says:
Mystic Orb and Wooly Moss Roots
Wood . Wool. Herbs.
But this sign works just fine for now.
The night before the show, I finished this wool kid’s cape. I called it ‘The Little Leaf Hopper Cape.’ (It’s the name that popped into my head.) I added a button in Oregon madrone wood and stitched a leaf on the front, along with stitches all around the edges. I had so much fun making it and it got a lot of attention in the booth. I’m glad I snapped a picture of it (even if it wasn’t the greatest) before it sold.
Reclaimed Wood Earrings along the front. Over time, we keep thinking of creative ways to get more items to the front of the booth where people can get to them easily.
Buttons to flip through, right at the front of the booth.
Hot-off-the-press, new batch of Peppermint Lip Balm.
Hats along the top shelf and Wantu the Wooly Wizard too.
The shelves, with lots of pendants.
On these pendants below, the woods were so cool, Jeff didn’t want to carve them or inlay them.
And yes, this is little monkey on the bottom shelf, a fun little spot.
Peeking out at passerby’s.
On Friday, we brought the laptop and weren’t able to get the internet working. Luckily Jeff was able to tinker around that night and get it working, so we had internet on Saturday. Throughout the day if we sold something in the booth that we had listed on one of our online shops, we could remove the listing from online. (Or if something sold online, we could set it aside in our booth.)
It’s so fun to watch Bracken interact with people that come in our booth. He hands them boxes and salves. He points at earrings and pendants. He’s so excited to show them everything in the booth. People were cracking up and saying what a good salesman he is already.
At the end of each market day, it feels like a success just to get through the day. Being there for 8 plus hours three days in a row was a challenge, to be sure. Being under the lights, keeping up with 2 year old Bracken, keeping ourselves fed, managing the booth, setting up our display and tearing it back down…. it is a lot.
But many things make Holiday Market so fun. Having people come into our booth and appreciate what we do, means so much. When their eyes light up, we are delighted. The neighborhood where our booth is located, is awesome. Seeing friends, chatting with people, listening to music, visiting farmer’s market (next door), and admiring booth after booth of handmade things… it’s a very inspiring place!
And for every weekend through December, it’s our home away from home.