Friday, December 16, 2011

Busy Time

It's been a while.  After the show I had a lot of make up work to do getting ready for Christmas.  I hadn't started shopping at all, I mean AT ALL! ...and I am on my own for everyone except myself. 

I had to stop today and share this treasure I found in my yard.  I was looking out at my poor neglected yard and saw this gorgeous, huge blossom.  This thing is about five inches across and smells amazing. 

I know it's not Christmas-y, but it's worth sharing. 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

More Leftovers

I've listed more leftovers today.  Here are some pics...though I won't burden you with all of them because there were a lot!  ...and still more to come!  enjoy!

oh, but first!  I forgot to share this with you.  I got a stamp for my "mark".  yay!  here it is.

and now for the leftovers:

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Show Leftovers

I'm working on listing the items that were leftover from the show.  (There were a lot!).  Here are a few.  I still have lots more but I got these listed today.

Friday, December 2, 2011

How was the Show?

I'm not sure I can really answer that.  There were some good things, there were some not so good things.

I'll share pictures and some thoughts.

I arrived and was told I could pick from five tables they had cleared off.  I could use any props I could find in the store.  Considering I really had no idea what I was doing it was pretty hectic and stressful.  I'd brought my own props and thought they looked pretty crappy next to the sleek West Elm stuff.  I guess in hindsight, I should have taken a look at their website and had some idea of what I could use before I got there.

Luckily my dad and my daughter came and they helped pull things together for me.

The staff as West Elm was really nice, except for one sales girl who seemed bothered by all of us.  Oh well.

It was fun meeting some customers and fellow etsians.  I had a few sales as long as the crowd came through, but, weirdly, there was no traffic after 8.  None,  no one, zilch, nada, niet,  not one person walked into the store after 8.  I mentioned this to my husband when I came home (he had visited) he said all of the surrounding stores closed at 8.  There were only restaurants and clubs remaining open.  That explains a lot.

Now, I am glad I met all the lovely people I met but, measuring that against all the time, expense, time, things put on hold to prepare, etc...I just don't know if it was worth it.

(haha...and the west elm manager who took our picture I guess didn't want my face in it.   )