When you live in Ohio you learn that when dealing with the weather anything is possible. If it’s supposed to rain – it doesn’t. If it’s supposed to be sunny – it isn’t. Windy – it will be still. Calm – it will about blow you away. I might be exaggerating a bit but only a bit 😀
This past Saturday I set up shop at an event in a town about 20 minutes from where I live. Just a small set-up of my stuff, some handmade items, my MMSMP dresser, my newly Chalk Painted chair, and a few odds and ends.
It was a beautiful morning, soft sunshine, gentle breeze, a wonderful day to set up shop under an open-sided tent. Along with about a dozen other vendors. It was fun seeing all the displays come together.
10:00am rolled around quickly and shoppers appeared strolling through the displays and purchasing some lovely things. And checking out all the great stock of rental items our lovely hostess had available. She runs a wedding/event rental and the vintage and antique items she has are just delightful. Check out her fb page – Thobe Vintage & Antique Rentals.
We had one little rain shower that lasted a couple of minutes. Those around the edge of the tent pulled in a bit, then it was over and we all relaxed and were having so much fun.
Then about 50 minutes into the event the heavens opened and it POURED. And it not only poured, it BLEW. The poor ladies on the west side of the tent were getting soaked and we were all scrambling to try to get their stuff covered. Even those on the east side of the tent were getting wet it was blowing so hard. We basically had to just cover what we could, hang onto everything and wait it out! I’m not sure how long it rained but when it slowed, most of the vendors packed up and headed out.
I felt like I really wanted to support my hostess so I stayed, the few of us who did stay rearranged, spread out in the tent, and spent the afternoon chatting and eating the good food that Allisa had available for sale. The sun came out and we had several people come through, though the rain had really sent most people home to stay!
It was a fun day despite the rain and I will soon share with you the photos I took of all the great rental stuff Allisa has to offer. I’m trying to come up with a reason to rent some of it for photo shoots 🙂
I didn’t make a lot of new stuff for this event – I did some pillows, a couple new camera straps and painted the furniture.
And made a bridal veil. I’ve been thinking I should make some bridal things that I could sell on etsy – some things that don’t need to be fitted. I have a couple other ideas besides veils, we’ll see when I find some time to create some more!
I thought this event would be a good one to do the veil for since we had a wedding rental, photographers, florist, and cake stuff there. And now I have it for other events and to list on etsy. Love how an event will give me the push I need to get some things done that I’ve been wanting to do.
Despite the weather it was a good day. When you live in Ohio you learn to deal with the weather you are dealt! I sold a few things in those first 45 minutes before the storm and my daughter sold one of the necklaces she had made. She was rather thrilled 🙂 I’m looking forward to another event with Allisa!
Sew a Fine Seam
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