Sunday, 25 November 2012

Poplar Market Success!

 WOW! I must admit that I am completely blown away by how amazing our little school did with our first market. Not only did our PAC do an incredible job of putting it all together, but I was shocked by how many people showed up! Truly wonderful. I was even more shocked by how well my little booth did. By the end of the day, I was left with a few small items and my Christmas decor. Which I will admit, that I wasn't too heartbroken that it didn't sell.  Needless to say, it will be used in my living room today!

My biggest surprise was this little desk.

Sometimes, after you put your time and effort into something, it's tough to imagine how it will be received. I honestly wasn't even sure it would sell, and I was certainly not prepared for how many compliments I was given. It was the first thing that found a new home, and it remained until the end of the day. Leaving so many people saddened when I would say..."sorry, that has already sold". Isn't that funny, I thought the Christmas ornaments and signs would be my top seller, and yet beach decor and large furniture was the   most popular.

I painted her using Ce Ce Caldwell Chalk Paint, (which you can pick up locally at spruce collective, in downtown Abbotsford) in Alaskan Tundra and Vermont Slate. My hubby had sanded and stained the top for me, but I wasn't a huge fan of how the stain looked with the green. So after a couple coats of the slate black, I distressed it allowing some of the stain to poke through in spots, and brought through the grain. I finished the top with a dark wax. I must say, that it turned out better that I thought it would. I was thrilled to see as many people loved her as much as I did.

I was so happy to see how many people were shopping my booth and finding gifts for loved ones. With Christmas one month away today GASP!, I am completely in the spirit of the holidays. I hope that so many of you out there are going to shop local and support the little guys this year. Thank you so much for your support and gracious compliments yesterday. I hope that I had the chance to speak to each one of you, and I thank you so much for coming out on a sunny Saturday to support our school. We all appreciate it so very much!

"What if Christmas" he thought, "doesn't come from a store"?  "What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more"?