Two little blue birds to greet people.
I used a drawer from my bedside table to display some of my bar soaps.
I placed my soap disks on stacks of old books to give some dimension to my table. I also couldn't resist the opportunity to use books.
These are little pots of sugar lip scrub. I don't think I have mentioned the lip scrub. I developed the recipe a couple of months ago. It's a yummy little exfoliation treat for the lips that works really well.
I placed my business cards in one of my grandmother's tea cups. I am excited because I ordered some pretty new cards that should be here in a couple of weeks. In the background, you can see larger pots of hand and body sugar scrub. After a little bit of trial and error, I also developed this recipe a couple of months ago. Honestly, it is really hard work having to test the scrubs but somebody had to do it. I offered the body scrub in two scents. A Piece of Cake is a combination of chocolate and vanilla while Citrus Burst combined lemon, orange and pink grapefruit essential oils.
So there it is. That was my table but how was the craft show itself? Interesting question. Truthfully, as a craft show, it was a bit of a bust. I don't know if it was due to the terrible weather or a lack of advertisement but we didn't have a strong turnout which was a shame because, although it was a small show, it was a really good group of vendors. There was pottery, hand stamped and printed cards, candles,home made preserves and chocolates, hand stamped sterling silver jewelery, children's clothing, a textile artist that made the most awesome sock monsters that two little boys now covet and hand bags. See, good variety, right? The people just did not come. The more seasoned vendors were less than impressed but it was still a positive first experience for me. I was happy with my display and now know that I was well prepared. I was proud of my products. I received good feedback about my products and met some new people. And I also sold some soap. With the low cost of the table and the fact that everything I used for my display were items I had on hand, I even made a little money. So bust? Maybe. But it got my toes wet and I am ready for more. I packed my suitcases after the show even more determined to sell my soap. I am now searching out my next opportunity for a show and preparing my etsy shop to include my soaps.
What may have been a bust for some, was a bit of bliss for me.