Now for some close ups.
A good friend very generously donated the two iron shelving units and they worked out great. Lots of space to display the soap and yet you still have the feeling like you are rummaging through your mother's or grandmother's dresser. Not that I would recommend such behaviour but who among us hasn't done that at some point in our childhood. It is an unexpected consequence of doing craft shows but one which I am fully appreciating.
I am still determined to keep the costs as low as possible while still displaying my soaps in an aesthetically pleasing manner, hopefully. I found the silver dish below at the thrift store last week and love how the bubble bars look.
|Beer soaps and other bath goodies|
And now for the tiniest detail on the table but one of which I am very proud. I needed something to hold the price signs with a minimum of cost. As I have said before, I am . . . frugal. Did some research, did some thinking but had no ideas. Then, the day before the sale, I was doing a mock set-up and I had a genius moment. (Okay, "genius" is an exaggeration but forgive me. My days are made up of the little triumphs sometimes.) Look.
I know it is only a toothpick stuck in a chunk of soap but there is something about it that I love.
As for the sale itself, it was a quiet day but still a good day. First and foremost, I sent a little more of my love for hand made soap out into the world. Secondly, each show is always such a learning experience and I have yet to end a show feeling like my day was wasted. And finally, these craft shows are expanding my sense of community in the hand made world. I knew that such a community existed but I guess I didn't really think it existed in my hometown. Just as the blog world has introduced me to a more global hand made world, these shows have introduced me to a more local hand made world. No longer do I feel that I may be the only person in my corner of the world who enjoys making things.