The barn itself and the actual Covered Bridge Festival didn't open until 10am, but I was setting up outside the barn, so I arrived at 9, just in time to start catching the traffic headed in to the festival. Literally as soon as we were unloaded (THANKS MOM FOR HELPING!) and barely unpacking things onto the tables, cars full of people were stopping in. In fact 2 wonderful ladies even finished helping us unpack and spent a great deal of money. I think they were just more interested in being the first people to see some of my items, but nonetheless, I was grateful for any little bit of help.
I was pretty well slammed for a good 2 hours. In fact, if I didn't sell a single thing the rest of the day, I was already having a really good day. This was when I finally had the chance to stop and smell the roses, errr, take pictures of my set up. What stinks is about a third of what I brought was already gone. No, wait, that doesn't stink, but it doesn't make for very great pictures. Also, I forgot my good camera, so you will have to settle for my smart phone pics. Anyways... here she is...
|the view of the tables|
|left side view + big ass sign + my truck|
also isn't the barn the mostly lovely chippy green??
|right side view|
we were set up in what used to be the corral for various
barnyard animals. you can also see the ridiculously
beautiful old farm house that is on the property.
|left side table view|
|left middle table view|
|I had nowhere to hang my sign|
I also didn't have to take a single credit card all day
|right middle table view|
|right side table view|
|right end cap|
|left end cap|
So a good majority of this is gone. And did I mention that I only set up Saturday? I was unable to set up Sunday due to severe weather. Thunderstorms and wind gusts up to 35 mph. It would've been a miserable time. Now I've got to start tagging a lot more items so that I have enough stuff to last 2 days next weekend. The weather is looking perfect - sunny and 60s. Cool, crisp, I'll take it.
You can come see me:
Saturday October 20 & Sunday October 21
US 40 Livery Stable
4870 US 40 E
Brazil, IN 47834
9am - 6pm
Or until it's all gone.
(I can hope, can't I?)