Tuesday, December 22, 2015

market days...


A little wrap-up of our recent market outings...

We booked ourselves a pretty packed end-of-year market schedule - three big Adelaide markets in a row - & we always knew it would mean pushing ourselves in terms of energy & stock levels. And while life circumstances & super hot weather have meant we've finished way more tired/drained than expected, we're still pretty happy with the outcome.

First up was the Home Sweet Home market at Flinders Street in mid-November. We had a joint Jewelflyt + Hollipotamus stall, under our newly lace-topped gazebo, filled with copper & bronze jewellery, zentangle cards, dragons, dogs, mobiles... Although there wasn't as big a crowd as anticipated/hoped for, we still had a really good market - including far too many cakes from St George's.

On the last Saturday in November, I had a solo (Jewelflyt) stall at the Etsy Made Local event in Unley - these were run all over the country on the same day, the Adelaide event being organised by the EtsyAdelaide street team. The setting was gorgeous (Oxford Tce), the weather was kind to us, my stall looked good (& I almost ran out of business cards), there were heaps of people & I had probably my best ever market day sales - just an amazing day all round.

Then on the first weekend in December it was time for this year's Christmas Bazaar at Flinders Street. A joint venture again, under the lace canopy & I think our stall looked lovely. The crowd wasn't as big as last year - but then last year it wasn't super hot (high 30C's, low 40C's both days). Actually, considering the heat, the amount of people who came to the market was amazing & we still had a really good weekend sales-wise.

& lastly to the Wirrabara Producer's Market last Sunday. Things were a little quiet - thanks to the weather again (it was cooler on the day, but the lead up left everyone exhausted) - but it is always a nice outing & a lovely way to finish off the year's markets.

photo 1: Flinders Street Market flowers 
photo 2 : Etsy Made Local (taken by my brother James)
photo 3: stall layouts - top row: Home Sweet Home & Etsy Made Local, bottom row: Christmas Bazaar & Wirrabara Producers Market
photo 4: Etsy Made Local (taken by Mum)

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