Monday, April 2, 2012

First Spring Show Review

I attended my first Spring Show this past Saturday. I can't believe how much I forget from fall to spring! It's like going to my first show again every season! I always have so many new products that my set up is never the same, so it takes me a little longer than most people, but I think it's a great thing that I have new products every time :)
My booth partner and I did this show last spring as well. And though this show wasn't as good as last year, it was still a successful day :) For me, the sales don't always come the day of the show, but later on when people need a custom gift or are planning their wedding.
I had one family really interested in my Wine Bottle Candles for an upcoming wedding. The mother and father saw them and thought they would be perfect for their daughter's wedding. They also loved the personalized flutes, beer steins, invitations and guest books...WooHoo! The mother was so excited that she called and had the daughter and her fiance come take a look. The daughter loved everything as much as her parents...WooHoo again! And though I won't know until the order is actually placed, they seemed incredibly excited about my work :) This sale alone would make the show an incredible success!
I have one more spring show this year in about a month. So I have plenty of time to prepare for it...and hopefully next time I won't forget my table clothes!


  1. It is hard to get back into shows after a long break, but that first show of the season is always fun. I am glad to hear your show went well and I'm sure your big sale will come through.
    Everyday Inspired

  2. Ah yes, shaking off the cobwebs. I have a bridal show this month, which will be kind of small, but my regular outdoor shows start in May. I've been finding things in my studio lately and talking to myself like, "Okay, did I use this outside last year? Maybe I'll put it in the bag..." And you're right about the new products totally changing your setup. I have to work on that, too.

  3. WooHOo! You'll get so used to shows, you won't forget a thing! It's great that mother and daughter agreed on things. Good sign! Great looking display shelves. {:-D

  4. You have a great attitude. Some people get so upset about not getting the sales they wanted at the show that they forget about the potential for later sales and contacts.

    Best of luck with the wedding order.

    It’s a Wrap Link Party at Artful Rising

  5. Nice set up! I hope you get that big wedding order. The wine bottle candles are so unique so I bet they will end up placing that order!!!

  6. I'm glad you had a good show. And at least in was indoors!

  7. Edi, your setup looks great. It takes me forever to set up jewelry and change it before people start coming.

    Your items are so cool, I think you'll do great this year.

    Happy shows and sales,

  8. Congrats on getting the first show of the season under your belt! I hadn't really thought of that, but it makes total sense that for you shows are more of getting your name out there since you do so much custom work. Good to have the presence though!

  9. totally agree that later sales can make a show very worthwhile.
    fun to see your great set up!
    Here's to MANY wedding orders!

  10. I'm glad that your show went well! I hope that you get some orders from it, especially for that wedding. I almost always have new products, too, and have to re-think my set up. Best of luck getting ready for your next spring show.

  11. Sounds like that will be an excellent order -- hope it comes through! Your wine bottle candles are pretty cool!

  12. Hope the order comes through! I sure wish I could see your display in person!

  13. Your display looks great! I hope your next show is a huge success. You'll be busy preparing I'm sure.

  14. The fact that you always have new things to show is obvious from the photos you are showing--every display is different! I'm glad there was so much interest in your items, and hope this will lead to more sales.

  15. Woo hoo is right, that would be a nice big boost for your business! I hope they follow through, keep us posted!! :)


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