Sales at the Mantioulin Secondary School Shopping Spree were brisk and a roaring success. Our products were new to many people and that was one of my goals accomplished. We even sold out of a few things early on Saturday!
The new display stands made by my amazing husband made everything show so much better. It was easier to set up and we definitely had more room.
I have black tablecloths and a banner on my Christmas list, so hopefully after the new year, the tables will look even better.
There were two things that put a little bit of a damper on our weekend market. One small, one large. The small issue was with another vendor, but it was solved on Saturday by the organizers. I've read myself silly on everything I could find about going to markets. I realize that not all vendors do the right thing or even think about how their actions impact those around them. A little disconcerting.
The larger issue involved the silent auction. One of the items, a Legion sweatshirt, on the silent auction table was stolen at the very end of the market on Saturday.
My niece, who was helping me again at this market, was the high bidder and when she went to pick up her sweatshirt, it was gone. Very sad. The silent auction items were donations and it was a fund raiser for students. Very sad. Not a good ending to an otherwise wonderful market.