This year’s show season has now come to an end until next Fall…
My Christmas show had some ups and downs this year. The up side was that I had a great show and the down side was that I had several things stolen from my booth. I was not the only vendor that had this happen to them.
Let me start at the beginning…
We put the booth structure up on Wednesday afternoon and then went back on Thursday (Thanksgiving Day) morning to put the merchandise out, because the show started on Friday morning at 9am. When we arrived at the show on Friday morning…we took the tarp off the front of the booth and started doing a few finishing touches before the show started. That is when I realized that a few things had been stolen out of the booth overnight. Turns out that I was not the only one that had stuff taken out of their booth overnight…and the only people in the building overnight was the security guards. Then during the show…we had some shoplifters help themselves to some jewelry. This was the worst that I’ve ever had this happen to me.
Then on top of all of that…I had a gentleman come into the booth and walked over to the jewelry…he then turned around and looks at me and says…”I’ve seen several jewelry booths at this show and their jewelry is beautiful, but not yours.” and then he walks out of my booth. I must say this was a first for me and I didn’t know whether I wanted to laugh or cry. Why would anyone want to be that mean to someone else is beyond me.
I really did have a great show and the booth was a lot emptier when the show was over on late Sunday afternoon. I have many repeat customers that come every year to see what new things I’ve made and they become like old friends that you love seeing every year. I wouldn’t still be doing shows after 27 years…if it wasn’t for them.
Hope to finish up my Christmas decorating tomorrow. Be back soon to share it with you.
Until then… Christmas Blessings, Cindy