Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Inaugural Southern Charm at the Farm!


Earlier this month, I was excited to be a part of the first Southern Charm at the Farm in Walnut Cove. (If you don't know Walnut Cove? You should. It's cute.)

I was willing to take a chance on an untested show because the organizers are two savvy businesswomen who know their grassroots marketing. 


And despite being an new show and having some dreary weather (but no downpours, thank goodness!), it was proclaimed a success!!


Lots of great vendors were there, and I was excited about the really cool stuff folks had to offer.


The show was held on the grounds of a lovely Bed-and-Breakfast. There were probably 60 vendors or so, with a great variety of stuff.

Plus, food trucks.

Not that I got to leave my booth to eat...I was that busy.


My friends Tracy and Chris from VINTAGEitis had a lovely booth...they sold out so quickly, they were taking orders for a lot of their handmade items!!


I was really excited to find out that my space was next to my young friend, Katie Crane (Crane Farms). We were supposed to have someone between us, but that person never showed...so we dragged a few large items into the empty space and showcased them. The only problem was that we were so busy, we didn't have time to chat!!


There was definitely a learning curve involved...for one, my paintings sold really well...I could have sold a dozen more. Second, I probably need to get one of those little credit card things if I'm going to do a lot of shows. (Not sure that doing a lot of shows is feasible at this point...I have to keep that crazy day job.) Also, there's no shame in keeping some stuff in the car to refresh during the day.  And smalls sell at the rate of about a dozen-to-one.


One thing that DL was excited about--this headboard bench sold. Finally. We've been lugging that thing all over creation, trying to get rid of it. And the Elliot Heath pillow covers were a big hit!

So we took three car loads over, and brought back one-and-a-half...needless to say, we'll be in Walnut Cove again!!

10 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so glad it was a success!!! and i figured your paintings would fly!

Rita C. said...

Awesome, Kirby, congratulations! It's always a relief when a sale goes well. There's an incredible amount of work that goes into one, before, during and after. I'm glad you did well.
Rita

Andrea said...

Hooray for the bench finding a home! Looks like a fun adventure!

Rose L said...

Sounds like a spectacular show and worthwhile! It would be great if they did 2 a year! I saw so many great items in your photos.

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

I'm not surprised that your beautiful painted pieces sold quickly!!! You need to share here on the blog and give us all a tutorial!

:) Linda

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

How wonderful! I know it was hard work, but I bet it was a nice change of pace, too. BTW, we just got a Square cc reader for the school and used it at our silent auction -- it is AWESOME. highly recommend!
TGIF! xo Heidi

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Kirby,
How cool to see all the great treasures from this show. Glad you did so great. Happy Halloween.
Kris

Marie Blackburn said...

That's awesome Kirby - I'm glad it was a success!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

How nice to be so successful! I know the work that it takes to be in a show (that's why I don't do it anymore!) so it is so encouraging to do so well.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Yay for you dear Kirby. I think people are inclined to buy things they can carry. Plos your paintings are pretty dang cute.

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