I'm happy to report that all of my adventures this past weekend turned out really well.
First things first: Holizaar IV, my first indoor, All Handmade show and sale, held on Saturday in downtown St. Petersburg. I was pretty nervous about this, as it was the first event of it's kind that I've done. But it was really fun.
As you can see, I was given an 8' table that was against the wall. I was lucky to be in front of a window: the venue has what I would consider to be "art gallery" style lighting, and is a little dim.
You can on the right see how I draped the quilts over one of my 4' tables. This was an adequate setup but not ideal. But, given the space that I was given, I'm not sure there was a better solution.
On the right you can see the tripod clothes hanger, which worked really well for table runners and extra selvage bath mats. I was able to display everything I brought, once I got there and figured it all out!
A few of the other vendors:
There was also really nice jewelry, salsas, puppets, photography, clothing, scarves-- a very diverse mix of vendors. Everything was nice quality while still being a little funky and offbeat. I did think that my upcycled selvage items fit in particularly well there.
There were about 24 vendors in all, so it was a pretty small show, with all of the vendors in one big room. There was a lot of foot traffic and at times was extremely busy. I had 11 sales, which is a new record for me at a single event, so I was really happy with how everything turned out.
The rest of the weekend: I played orchestra concerts Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening. Mozart Piano Concerto, Bruckner 3rd symphony (read the review here). Also on Sunday was the Hyde Park Market, which has been a wonderful venue for me but was just a little slow on Sunday. I was a little surprised at this, seeing how close it is to Christmas and it was a really beautiful day to be outside at the market! Well, it wasn't terrible or anything but I guess I was expecting a busier day there.
So, after 2 markets and 3 orchestra concerts in one weekend, I'm a little tired today! But it was a great weekend.