Monday, March 8, 2010
Hometown Arts and Crafts Fair
It was an exciting weekend for both Peter and me as we participated in the 13th Annual Hometown Fine Arts and Crafts Fair at Ida Lee Center in Leesburg, Viginia. We were the only booth of our kind there, among the multitudes of jewelry artists and doll clothes makers, which probably helped our cause in selling eucalyptus wreaths, pussy willow wreaths and Peter's paintings not to mention lavender pomanders and sachets and handmade pillows and pins and even some live plants.
We had a vision of keeping the booth to a somewhat cohesive color scheme (shades of blue) which really helped to draw visitors in and browse our "gifts from the garden." This was our first venture into an indoor show and we had a wonderful time meeting and talking with so many friendly people and we were thrilled to hear over and over again that we brought with us a breath of fresh air by opening the doors to a sneak peek at spring after this long winter--which may not be over with just yet. I'll admit that it did smell good in our booth stocked with lavender products, aromatic wreaths and scented geraniums ready to bloom. Spending time at this crafts fair reminded me that spring truly is just around the corner and I'll be very glad when we finally get there!