Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A White Wednesday Wheaton Report

I'm afraid my White Wednesday photos have nothing to do with Wheaton.  I'm such a "cabeza de do-do" sometimes...(that's my 'tortured Spanish' phrase for "do-do head").  Off to the show I went and left my camera behind.
My location was in a great neighborhood, next to Joe & Sandy of Rhubarb Reign, across from Diane Passi and a couple spaces away from my Elkhorn buddy/neighbor Michelle. 
 The Wheaton show definitely has a different vibe; Diane told me that a lot more men shop Wheaton than Grayslake and she was right.  Fortunately I had decided not to devote much space to frou-frou at this show.  Aside from one of the sweet pink dresses and one boudoir cap, most of my sales were of ephemera and industrial/primitive.  
 For every show I always try to guess what will sell first.  I was certain that the wire baskets in my previous post would be the first to go. Wrong. They are now available in my etsy shop.  I had lots of medical jars and they were very popular; there are only 4 left now.
The carny punks got a lot of looks but came home with me. The following day they were sold to someone that had seen them at the show.  They were 'too cool for school', imho!  
 Valentines were popular again, and my favorite moment of the show was when two guys spent time picking out sweet ones to give their gals...awwwwwww....(it would never occur to anyone in my home to do that!)
Traffic was good most of the day. Diane sold a table soon after the show opened.  She's got the gift of staging and was able to re-do her booth in a flash so it still looked amazing.  Things were hopping in Joe & Sandy's booth and people were swarming Michelle's space as she was setting up.
The only sad note of the show for me is that I've been unable to find my 'mobile office' since I returned home.  It's the box that holds my clipboards, notes, business cards; if you were there and asked for info or a contact after the show, please let me know - my notes appear to be gone...
It was great to meet a lot of new people and I'd like to thank everyone that made it a successful show. 
I probably won't set up at Wheaton often, (it's not the most pleasant drive from here), but hope to see you at one of my other shows. Watch the sidebar for details! 
I'm linking up with Faded Charm for White Wednesday. Head on over there and check out dozens of inspiring posts!  The non-Wheaton photos were taken in Case Eagle park and come to you courtesy of the fresh snow on Monday!


  1. Beautiful, wintery pictures. Best of luck at your next show. You Wisconsin women work hard.

  2. I love snow, beautiful photos:-)
    Hugs, Biljana

  3. Hi Jan, what a sweet story of the guy's buying for there sweetie's. Lovely wintery pics but I am ready for sun! ♥O


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