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Market Recap

So yesterday was my first experience as a vendor at the Fremont Sunday Market. What a day!

I shared a booth with two of my lovely & talented friends, Tiffany and Stacie, so our booth had an awesome variety of items – ceramics from me, unique fashions from Tiffany, and beautiful handmade cards and journals from Stacie.

The day started early and slowly: non-member vendors (i.e. not the regulars who come every week to sell) have to sign up at the Fremont Market desk to get in line for a spot at 7 AM (ug!). After arriving at about 7:15 and getting my name on the list, Tiffany arrived, and we headed over to Peet’s for coffee. We didn’t need to be back at the desk until 8:30 to get our assignment (members get priority before non-members), so we just hung out for a while and Stacie met up with us.

The whole process of getting a market booth was really easy (although I was totally antsy up until they called my name) and the folks who run the market were really friendly, but I am still so glad that Tiffany and Stacie were there with me. It’s always way more fun to do these things with other people!

So when we finally got our spot, we rushed into action! Setting up the cheap-o ten-foot canopy I bought from Rite Aid was not as embarrassing as I thought it would be (next to all these professional-looking vendors with their pop-up tents). Stacie was great and had 2 six-foot tables for us to use. By ten o’clock (when the Market officially opens) we were pretty much ready for the day!

our team at the market - ready to go!

I was really happy with how my table looked, especially since I spent a good chunk of time Saturday figuring things out. Everything looked very cheerful and inviting!

jadeflower ceramics display

jadeflower ceramics display

And like I said yesterday, I looked at this day as a Spring Cleaning attempt – to clear out stuff that I’ve had in storage for a while, so my display had all sorts of odds n’ ends!

The day seemed to go by so quickly. It was lots of fun to spend the day hanging out with Stacie, Tiffany and M (who came for the whole day, the sweetie!), and we couldn’t have wished for better weather! The sky was perfectly blue and clear, it was warm and sunny, and lots of people came out to the Market to enjoy it.

sunshine at the fremont market

I ended up selling quite a few things, which was certainly nice (and I made back my booth fee and then some). But I definitely didn’t sell as much as I wanted to (ain’t that always the way, though?), especially since I wanted to clear out all this stuff and it was all priced so LOW! haha oh well!
We made a few friends with some vendors around us, and everyone we encountered was really nice. All in all, it was a most satisfying day 🙂

I have visions of becoming a regular member of the market, but for now those ideas will have to wait. I’m just not ready to do this on my own yet. But I would certainly do this kind of shared booth again. It was certainly fun enough!


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Back from haitus

I feel like such a bad blogger! Not writing for over a week – so bad!  :-p

Well, I’m back now 🙂

Things just seem to get busier and busier! The wedding is in just over 2 months now! I feel like there are so many loose ends that still need to be tied up (and I alternate between feeling really confident to wondering how we’re going to pull it all off).

And on another front, my Etsy shop has finally started to come into it’s own! Jadeflower Ceramics has been getting quite a bit of attention (relatively) and I think that someone at Etsy might have taken a liking to my little shop. I’ve had more orders in the last 2 weeks than during the Christmas rush! It’s very exciting. And I’ve been very please with the response to the little mushrooms I added to the shop. Those have really been selling well, so I definitely plan to keep making more of those and try out other terrarium-type accessories.

In other Jadeflower news, I’ll be sharing a booth at this week’s Sunday Market in Fremont. My fashion-designer friend Tiffany Miller will be in town, and she invited me and our other friend Stacie (who does paper-goods) to three-way-share a spot at this very popular market. I LOVE the Fremont Market – it’s my favorite in Seattle – and I’m really excited to attempt to sell some of my stuff there. I’ve never had a booth, so it will be interesting to see how we do.

Instead of bringing my big Spiky artworks, I’m just planning on bringing my amassed inventory of smaller pieces – pottery, accessories, miscellaneous things I’ve made over the last few years that haven’t been quite right for the Etsy shop. So it will definitely be an interesting assortment of Jadeflower items! Hopefully I’ll clean out a lot of items that have been taking up precious space in my studio.

Anyways, I’m sure I’ll give more updates on the Fremont Market later in the week.

Hope everyone has a great Monday!

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