For weeks now, I've been really excited for the Little Winter market this weekend - for the get-together Friday evening and for two (hopefully) great days at the Cleaners at the Ace Hotel on Saturday and Sunday. I've been excited to check out the other vendors' goods, to see Abby for the first time since she moved to Austin from Portland, to see lots of friends, and to meet new people. But truth be told, the excitement has been overshadowed by nervousness and intimidation this week. As I look at the list of vendors who will be at the sale, I'm feeling out of my league. I'm particularly worried about my table presentation. I've only done a handful of trunk shows and craft fairs, so I don't have go-to display pieces or a usual plan for setting things up. I've been putting off preparing my display for a while now, but with one week until the market, it was finally time to bite the bullet. I set a modest budget for myself and hit Goodwill. Simple wooden boxes + a neutral color-scheme + a few pine cones tossed in will hopefully add up to a simple, pretty table that will my jewelry well.
screen-printed napkins below to hand knit wrist warmers, from a jar of homemade pickles to an adorable skirt, I received gifts from them that were really sweet and special to me. Thanks, ladies.