Hi everyone! Well, we just finished the second weekend of Shaker Woods. I had a little trouble with my camera, so I didn’t get as many pics as I wanted to. The camera seems to be draining batteries really fast, so I think a new one may be in my future.
Shaker is always a good show, but with the huge crowd the first weekend, we were braced for the second weekend being down . I believe since the weather was so extraordinarily wonderful, the crowd was also huge the second weekend. We came VERY close to matching the first. Usually late on Sunday it is very slow, but we had several very large sales that jumped us way up—and they even called and ordered 3 more large pieces to be picked up. Soooo….our booth looks pitifully thin. Last night I finished up new product to take for the final weekend. Some are large pieces, some are small, but I got 89 pieces done. Hopefully I can squeak through with that. Our building holds a lot, so even 89 pieces won’t fill it back up.
This weekend I picked up two of the goodies I ordered made for me….
My skelly doll…this was actually available the first weekend, but was painted with BRIGHT white. They stained this one for me because I don’t like bright white anything!! Al took one look and shook his head like I had taken leave of my senses! LOL!
I needed a box/cupboard above the light switch in the kitchen. I decided their wall cupboards were too large for the space, so I got this…it had caught my eye during set up at the show. My lollipop box…not really this bright of a red…and looks grungier in person…pretty good size—about 24 inches high…this was not custom…
This is the shelf I have been waiting for…I needed a specific length, and the original had 3 pegs and a small blanket crane. Where I am putting it, I can’t use a blanket crane so he eliminated that, added pegs , and added a peg on the end for my witchie broom. It is black over red and fits PERFECTLY where I want it. Now…if I can find time to hang it…it’s about 3 feet long…
Before my camera got cranky, I got a few pics of the booth where I got the shelf and lollipop…I wish you could see everything in their booth…it was a double booth (mine is 1 1/2 ) and it was JAM-PACKED! It is NOT jam-packed now. Cupboards, big and small, cubbies, blanket cranes, stackable apothecary drawers, make do chairs, bowl racks, dolls, boxes, peg racks, dry sinks, candle boards, thermostat covers, anything you would want in prims. I ‘m so happy Shaker is adding so many prim booths—the promoter doesn’t like prims..but I told her they were getting more popular and VOILA! I haven’t seen the whole show, but I saw 4 prim furniture/smalls booths, a double prim candle booth, and of course prim doll booths. If you have ever heard of Sandy Hoerig dolls..she is there selling her beautiful prim dolls.
I just LOVE this crock bench..I think I am going to order one in mustard over black..it is 3 feet by 3 feet.
Love this make do chair!!
This is where my camera balked. DRAT! There is another shelf there that is GORGEOUS!! It has cubbies and drawers and is large…I wanted it, but it was WAY too large. I’ve been running around the house looking for a place it will fit!! LOL! I love it so much!
I’m ready for a much needed break…Al is taking a nap right now,he’s so achy and tired…this coming Sunday we finish up at Shaker, will load up all the left over product and whatever else we can fit in the van, then drive over again on Monday to tear down our louvered door/walls and load those up with our other display pieces, podium, chairs, ladders, sign, etc. Then we clean the booth and lock it up .Monday is our ice cream day—we celebrate the end of Shaker by stopping and getting huge ice cream cones at Katie’s. YUM! We’re planning on taking a picnic lunch down to Brian’s apartment on Labor Day—he’s off Dylantin and a little nervous about driving to our house. It’ll be good to see him and Stryker.
I hope to get more pics of Shaker this weekend IF my camera cooperates…the weather is going to be MUCH warmer..—but it’s better than rain!! I can’t wait until the season is over—I have so many projects I want to do for myself! I hope you all have a great weekend and thank you all for stopping by. I’m trying my best to keep up with all the postings and comments, but it is difficult right now. ——-Bye y’all! –Jan