Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sad To See It Over With

What  a  great  2  weekends  I've  had  at  my  festival  Christmas  in  the  Woods.   Everything  is  closed  up  until  next  August  for  the next  big  festival  that  happens  there  called  Shaker  Woods.

 
So  this  is  what  I  would  see  when  I  looked  out  of  the  front  door  of  my  booth.   This  land  is  owned  by  the  people  who  run  the  August  show,  so  these  booths  are  permanent.   The  artists  in  the  August  festival  own  them,  and  then  us  artists  in  October  rent  them  for  Christmas  in  the  Woods.

I  love  my  booth!


On  the  other  side,  that  you  can't  see,  is  an  L-shaped  counter,  which  is  perfect,  since  they  want  us  to  demonstrate  our  art.   And  as  you  can  see,  it's  a  pretty big  space  to  fill,  which  is  why  I  made  a  lot  of  Christmas  florals  and  decor to help  fill  it  up.    I  thought  that  the  most  I  would  get  would  be  compliments  on  my  artwork,  but  like  I  said  in  my  last  post,  I  was  wrong.   My  art  was  selling  just  as  well  as  the  Christmas  items  on  both  weekends!

This  last  weekend's  weather  was  not  good  either.   On  Saturday  it  was  cold  and  very  windy,  and  on  Sunday  it  rained  off  and  on  all  day--kind  of  miserable.   But  if  you  live  in  the  Northeastern  part  of  the  U.S.,  you  know  how  the  weather  can  be.   I've  seen  it  70  degrees  and  sunny  in  the  morning,  rain  in  the  afternoon,  ending  up  with  a  couple  of  inches  of  snow  by  nightfall--really!!    So  whatever  Mother  Nature  is  ready  to  dish  out  to  us,  we  can  handle  it.    And  especially  on  Sunday--these  ladies  shopping  didn't  care  at  all  about  getting  wet  or  being  cold--they  were  Shopping!!   It  ended  up  being  as  good  a  weekend  as  the  one  before.

Sad  to  see  it  over  with,  but  glad  for  the  break.   I  have  one  more  show,  and  that's  at  the  beginning  of  December,  so  I  can  relax  for  just  a  little  bit--just  a  little  : )

So  for  the  last  couple  of  weeks,  I  really  haven't  left  the  house,  and  I've  missed  my  other  favorite  thing  to  do--shopping.....so..........I  went  to  Etsy  and  did  a  little  shopping  there.   This  was  what  was  waiting  for  me  when  I  came  home  on  Sunday  night.



This  cute  litte  owl  from  Cameron.   The  pictures  just  don't  do him  justice--I  love  this!!  Cameron  is  one  seriously  talented  lady,  and  you  can  see  even  more  at  her  blog  Paint  Myself  Pretty.   

And  also....these....


....Beautiful,  Beautiful  earrings  from  Sharon.   Sharon,  if  you're  reading  this--these  earrings  are  so  special--thank  you  for  creating  them!   Please  visit  her  at  her  blog  Livewire  Jewelry  if  you  haven't  already. 

These  are  only  2  purchases  of  many  that  I've  made  through  Etsy--most  of  it  artwork  for  my  artoom,  from  blogging  buddies.  I've  yet  to  even  hang  them  yet,  but  I  can't  wait  until  I  do.  I  WILL  most  definitely  take  a  pic  and  show  you  all.

And  a  P.S.  to  Cameron  and  Sharon--thanks  for  the  extra  goodies--it  means  a  lot  to  me!

41 comments:

NatashaMay said...

I'm so happy for you you had a successful weekend. :) Looks like a great place.

sharon said...

I am thrilled that you are happy with your earrings...that means a lot to me!

I'm so happy that you had a great sales season Diane, I know the work that goes into doing shows like these...very hard work! You deserve a rest!

Angel said...

art always sell...:)

roc said...

love that little booth of yours! it's adorable. aren't sharon's earrings gorgeous?!! i own a few pieces of her jewelry and i can say first hand that the artisan quality is amazing. i know you will love them.

beachgrafitti said...

I Love following your blog Dianne
it is always apleasure to read what is going on with you..glad to hear you had a cool weekend
Jan x

Lisa D. said...

Great booth! Congrats on all the sales : )

Lesley said...

Wow I love those cabins - such a perfect setting for all your gorgeous creations. Glad it went well.
Bet Lenny was glad to see you home :)
Love your purchases too - Sharon's jewellery is very special indeed.
x

Buffy said...

You must be so tired!Your booth looks beautiful! At least you get to relax a little! Glad it was successful.

Emelie said...

New From Diane, one of my favorite morning things, you have been so busy and you never even said the word tired once.

Good to hear things went well at these big events, you have great things to sell and now people have them and are enjoying them.

You got some great things on Etsy also. I know your giving thoughts to what needs to be created for this last show.

Lisa Graham Art said...

I would be sad it was over too, sounds like a great weekend!

I like your owl too, I am now following her blog also : )

Lisa Graham Art said...

And your booth IS amazing!

Theresa said...

Love your booth too and am happy to hear it was a success!!! Wonderful treasures from etsy...so much talent out there!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sometimes regular art sells better than Christmas art, when given the choice at a Christmas craft show. Glad yours was so well received. And I thought you made that owl. I really like it, as well as Sharon's earrings.

Maggie Ruley said...

Congrats on your show, your booth looks great.

Heather said...

Wow~! What a beautiful booth space! Looks like it was so much fun. Where is this show at? Shaker in the Woods sounds fun too! So glad you had a great show :) tis the season!~

Isabel said...

What a beautiful setup they have!!!!:O) Your booth looked awesome:O) The treasure you purchased are gorgeous:O) I will be visiting them today. Thank You for always sharing:O)

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Hi Diane, your booth just looked so great and those cute little buildings remind me of little shops in Gatlinburg or Santa's Workshop.. haha sooo cute and full of character. And hey, a successful show is even better.

I love your purchases! What talented ladies. Enjoy your well deserved relaxing time ;)

Pam McKnight said...

Reminds me of the Renaissance Festival setup. A permanent booth is nice. Glad it was successful for you and I know what you mean about needing to decompress from these events. I like the purchases you made!

scrapwordsmom said...

Beautiful place!! And your booth is great:)

Gloria said...

That's great Diane! So glad you had sales like you did. It looks wonderful out there and lucky you. I'm happy for you and love the items you bought. Have a great week.

Becky~ said...

Beautiful shop.Glad to hear you had success with it.Icant wait til christmas time.Just looking at the shop makes me drool for christmas lol.

I love the owl so adorable,you have a great friend.

JBeaudetStudios said...

So happy for you and your successful show! It looks like such a great place to shop! Wish I could visit! I still want to do the art/craft show thing but need money to start! Jennifer:)

umelecky said...

Great booth! Love those earrings!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I am so glad that everything went so well for you! Your booth looked wonderful...so inviting and filled with so many lovely things! :)

Kathy said...

That venue is just delightful! I think I could vacation there!

WrightStuff said...

Oh how I would have loved to visited your little magical hut and seen your treasures close up. So pleased you had a successful weekend.
I just bought something from Cameron too - earrings... talented lady :)

Serena said...

I'm so happy that you had a successful weekend despite the weather. It certainly does seem to be a beautiful place to set up shop.

Your booth looked fantastic!

Bren said...

What a beautiful booth, everything looks so lush and inviting. So happy to hear that you've had some great shows.

Terri Kahrs said...

Hearing that all of your hard work was worth the effort (even though Mother Nature didn't cooperate fully), made ME a happy camper! I'm thrilled to hear that you had a super show.

Love all of the pictures of your booth. OMG! No wonder you had such a good show - it looked amazing!!! And, thank goodness all of your work was well protected from the elements too.

Love your "goodies"!!! After all of your hard work, you certainly deserve a treat!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Lorraine said...

your booth looks ace..love those buildings and glad you did well I am not surprised as your art is fab

Michele said...

I love how your booth looked! I can see it is a fabulous place to show!

And I totally agree with you about Cameron!

(Michele - formerly Pipi La La)

Cameron said...

I'm sorry I'm a little late! Thank you so much for posting a pic of the little owl! I'm just so overjoyed that you love him so much!
Those earrings are a gorgeous find, also! I bet they are so pretty on!

What a cool set-up there at the show! Looks like my kinda place! How neat is it that they have those little shacks....like having your own little store! No EZ UPs to contend with ;P

Thank you again, Diane! I'm thrilled that you are doing so well!! ...But certainly not surprised!

Biggest hugs,
Cam

Marilyn Rock said...

What a beautiful setting for certain! I would miss it, too!

Your shopping on Etsy was very successful. Sharon creates such beautiful jewelry! xxoo

Theresa said...

Hi Diane, I love the cottage booths! How much fun to sell in a space like that. Congrats on your success!!
It is hard to believe its Oct.!!
Theresa

slothead said...

Hey girl! Love this blog post and the great pics of your booth and the show. I went to tear down with Jim on Monday. It was a veritable ghost town...kinda sad. :-(( . Great show though and so very much fun! Gonna miss seeing you till then next time! Tc, Lila

wanda miller said...

i'm so glad to finally be able to leave a comment here...
i am thrilled for your success and man what a labor of love you have! i loved how you showed the place all closed up, it looked like...okay, santa is hybernating now! xo

Heather Henry said...

Looks like a wonderful weekend in the woods. What a fun way to spend time. I'm sure everyone loved your art, it is so beautiful.

Joanna said...

What a beautiful place, I would like to transport myself there! & how amazing that you get to sell your art there, how proud you must be! You deserve all goodness that life brings you :)

xo

Becca said...

I'm so glad you showed pictures of your booth Diane! What a fun place! Just another reason I want to leave the desert. We just don't have anything cool like that. Love your etsy purchases, and thanks for the links. Have a lovely weekend!

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Hi Diane! I love that little area you have your shows in. It's so cute and your space is wonderful! I would LOVE to see it in person! You have some pretty new treasures there from Etsy! Lucky YOU!!

Deb Harvey said...

Oh, I love your booth, too!!! Your artwork looks amazing. I'm so glad you had a great show. I would love to attend this show...it's so cute!

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