Tuesday, February 21, 2006

First show of the year!

Today I am setting up for the first show of the year. Lord Hill Farm is in Snohomish, a huge barn used for special events and weddings, which we take over for a few days and make into a jam-packed display of crafts, folk art and antiques.

I love this show – it often has the cutest stuff, is so well organized and run, and it’s so fun to catch up with friends I haven’t seen for a couple of months.

The new vintage hankie sachets will be there, the yummy lemon body scrub, all the new Spring soaps, and of course, the luscious cupcake lip balm. It will be my first chance to see how they are received. This is a small show, Spring always is. There are no immediate holidays or reasons to shop, and folks are still paying off their Christmas credit card debt and thinking ahead to paying their taxes, so sales are puny. But it’s worthwhile doing anyway, and exciting just to see what new things everyone else is doing this year. And it will finally get me out of the house and back into action again, which is no small feat.

Details for the show, if you want to stop by:

Country Crafts Home & Gift Show at Lord Hill Farm
12525 Old Snohomish-Monroe Rd
Snohomish, WA

Dates: February 22-25
Hours: Wed 3-8pm, Thurs-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-6pm.

Link to the show web site: Country Crafts