I had a great time at my first City Flea as a vendor. It is a show I love going to as a patron. I can express enough how the times have changed for the over-the-rhine district and I love it! This show is set right in front of Music hall. My music hall wine chiller you see above sold before the show even started.
I decided since I was a newbee to this show, I should get there as early as possible so I begged one of my best friends, Nadine, to get up at the crack of dawn and help me unload. I was so grateful for her help. We unloaded, found a fabulous parking space for the truck and trailer in the garage where It was possible to me to get out without smashing into another car (or having to back up) and then set up before most of the other vendors were even there. Nadine had to leave so I walked around for a bit and watched a zumba class going on in the park.
Once the show started, it was hopping. There were several highlights to the day.
Kit Andrews of channel 12 news stopped in my booth and said she liked it. I tried to explain the process, but I think my tongue grew to twice the size (what an idiot!).
A woman stopped in while I was very busy just to let me know that she hated pottery and never in her life stepped in a booth selling pottery, until today. She loved my work.
A geeky teen came by my booth several times to check out the Spock mugs. At the end of the day, he finally bought one. His little sister was outside of the booth yelling "MOM!! He's buying something!!! With his own money!!!!!"
I especially enjoyed all the friends that stopped by to see me. I saw family, art show friends, garden club friends, pto friends and Facebook friends. It makes my heart swell with thankfulness to know they care enough to stop in to see me. Even better if they come with a beer of some gelato - or to give me a potty break.