How is it already the end of October!? I swear it was just summer! But time marches relentlessly on, and I’m deep into prepping for the holiday rush.
This year I will be a vendor at the Kenmore Holiday Market and Tree Lighting event! I participated last year, which was the first time they included a craft market to the festivities. And I know this year will be even better!
It was so much fun designing my booth space last year. I rarely sell my ceramics in person – I’m almost exclusively an on-line seller. So getting to interact with customers face-to-face was a refreshing change! It was also so. much. work! This year, I’m planning on streamlining many of the aspects of the event that were just too strenuous or time-consuming.
I’ll also focus more critically on the items I bring – there were plenty of fancy big-ticket items I lugged with me last year that did not sell. I loved seeing them displayed, but the payoff wasn’t there when considering how much time and energy I had to spend carefully packing, unpacking, and then packing them up again at the end of the show!
This year I’ll focus more on what I think holiday shoppers will want to take home with them – smaller items, tree ornaments, sparkly things! Small useful buys like ring dishes and spoon rests. These are all things that I don’t focus on in my Etsy shop, but it is really fun to shift my work to items like these for a bit out of the year!
Another fun detail for this year’s event will be the new Town Square! The holiday market will be located in the new Hangar building, which I think is very exciting. The Square wasn’t quite finished last year, so the market was hosted in the City Hall. We’ll see how the new space adds to the festivities!
For you locals in the area, I hope you’ll put the Kenmore Holiday Market on your calendar!
Kenmore Holiday Market and Tree Lighting
Saturday December 2, 2017
@ Kenmore City Hall & Town Square
6728 NE 181st St, Kenmore, WA 98028