So I had high energy and high expectations from this sale. I wanted to sell enough to buy my business license and give my husband back his $80 just to say that this could work. When I got there, I had a great table facing the doors. The girls helped set up my table and it looked good, better than the first sale. I was ready! Bring me your money and tell me how much you love what I do. LOL
|Here I am, ready to go!|
I don't know why. There were lots of people who looked at my stuff, but I didn't sell a whole lot. It was disappointing, but the lady beside me was very interesting. She will be a really great contact because she teaches small business courses and we are going to meet for coffee one day soon.
Of couse my Mint Tea sold, but only a couple of packages, and that is okay because I can still give them as presents. I like to do that and I know that the ones who will be getting it at Christmas will enjoy it.
|I had open containers of my teas so that my customers could smell my product.|
I sold a few "Forever Flowers" but only the 5x7's. The people who bought them really liked them and seemed pleased to be giving them as Christmas presents. I even traded two little ones for a really cool knitted hat that I liked. It is fern green, thick soft wool and looks like an elves hat with the point. I think I made a good trade!
The girls had a great time there. I gave them each $20 to spend with the instructions to buy some Christmas presents. They came back with all kinds of stuff, beaded ornaments, jars of Jelly Beans, a little basket of hand cream (I think it is for me) and really unique necklaces, you know what I mean??
It was a good experience, gave me lots to think about. I am not discouraged and I know what I want to do. The next time I do a sale like that, I will set up my table with layers so that I can put more of my product out and arrange it into sections so the small area isn't looking cluttered.
I have been looking at the T&T Seed Catalogue with a different mind. My sweet peas were pretty, but I want darker, brighter colours, and different sizes like Asters and maybe some tiny Marigolds. LOL...maybe I could ADD some of the brighter coloured flowers to the exhisting pictures to brighten them up and enhance them?.
So there are still possibilities! I still want to do some landscaping, and I am not going to quit!
Wait until next year!!