Yesterday was the plant sale I've mentioned a few times. I took a bunch of my baby leopard lily plants and a pile of laser stuff. Most of that was inventory I already had on hand, but also several new plant/autumn-themed signs made up for the occasion.
It was a small sale; about five vendors. There was a fairly steady flow of people stopping in to check things out and I had several sales. I wouldn't say it was a huge success as far as income, but it was fun and I made a bit of profit, so that was good.
These shows mostly end up being a chance to network and that can pay off in the long run more than sales on the day. As an example, I learned about another vendor show coming up next month and also learned about another local FB group for craft fairs and such.
Here was my plant sale setup:
Oddly, it sort of ended up being dinosaur day, because later a woman stopped by who said her son really wants to be a paleontologist. She bought most of the dinosaur cutouts. I made those years ago and recently found them (dug them up? haha). I randomly decided to take them for something different and colorful to put out on the tables. You just never know what might be popular!
After the sale, I met up with a friend for coffee. We met at the farmer's market over the summer. She would always stop by and visit with me and we would often chat for hours. The market has been done for the season for a couple of weeks now, but we had exchanged numbers. Yesterday we met up for coffee and another long chat. That was really nice.