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Hello everyone! Our upcoming show, Shaker Woods, is one we work towards all year long. Shaker is held on a farm underneath a canopy of very tall trees. There are acres of free parking spaces for the large crowds that attend. This show is a juried invitational which means you must send in photos ,or take actual pieces of work to the site for the promoters to judge whether you should be granted a space in the show. There are limitations as to how many booths are allowed in each type of craft. This balance is very important so that each vendor has a fair chance at making some good money. Yesterday, Al took a vanload of product over to Shaker and stacked everything in our little permanent house in the woods. Today we took a second load over and spent several hours hanging the product. Setting up our booth is somewhat like working a giant jigsaw puzzle because we have so many different sizes of work. Sometimes it all goes together easily, sometimes it doesn’t. Luckily, today it went smooth as butter!
Approaching the oasis of trees where Shaker Woods is held…more campers and trailers now than last week when we were here!
Notice the back half of our roof is clear plastic to allow light in….the front is cedar shakes. Most of the inside is fully stocked now with most of the lower pieces having 5 or 6 more pieces behind…we sure have a lot of product this time! YAY! Al and I make EVERY SINGLE piece ourselves…no imports allowed in MY booth!! The things in the middle of the floor will go outside of the building when we start the show. Early Saturday we will set up product on the exterior and our podium.…sure is a lot of work!
Here you can see the stacks…the tarp on the left will be taken down during the show to allow more light and air flow in.
Acres of mowed fields for free parking…These fields will be packed full of cars!
Tree carvings are scattered throughout the show and flowers were planted to brighten the grounds…
I just finished these in time for the show…the one on the right was sold as I was working on it at my last show…
I’ll be working on finishing up last minute details on a few things tonight and tomorrow we’ll pack the van again. I’m especially excited this year because some of our favorite customers, who have become good friends, will be coming up from the D.C. area for the show and to go out to dinner with us. Adding to that, another good customer/friend emailed and is driving up also with her mother from D.C.! It will be so nice to see them all. I’m hoping to see some Facebook/blogging friends there too.
This is a three weekend show and we will be busy between the weekends replacing a lot of product that is sold. Right now, I need to get busy staining tags so they are ready to paint tomorrow . So, thanks for visiting , and think about attending one of YOUR local shows…support your favorite artists! ……Jan