I feel so lucky to have been invited to join the Andy's holiday sale in their 4th year! It was such a great event, with so many talented and varied vendors there selling their wares. The back portion of the pub was transformed into a holiday shopping venue for the evening. It was so festive, full of people shopping, drinking, eating, chatting, the whole evening (3:30ish-8:30ish). The weather was quite chilly, but not cold enough to stop folks from coming in for some last minute shopping!
I had a sweet location, a nice big table right at the entrance to the "show room". Sold and signed lots of books (sold out of My Maine, wow!) and some prints, too.
|My table :) I even had ANDIES Mints in honor of Andy's...I know...I couldn't resist.|
I met lots of wonderful, creative people at this show. A few whose work I had seen at other events and was happy to finally put a face to the name/product, and many others with new, unique things I had never seen. I didn't get a photo (because there was always a crowd around his table!) but these repurposed vintage and antique door knobs, assembled onto corks to make wine stoppers, were so fabulous, a great gift idea, and super clever! And they're called "Dorks" (get it?) and are made by A Pane in Maine.
Another hot seller were lobsterman/artist Eric Pray's "E Tails", real lobster tails hand painted to perfection.
Proud to be the owner of this spotted little guy right here ^, and Eric got one of my crab prints; Little lobster buddy is hanging on my tree right now!
And so much more!
|Handmade candles that smelled amazing and fresh by Erin Donovan of Watermark Designs.|
|and more from Watermark. I really loved her packaging and displays, don't you?|
|Reversible headbands, adorable clutches, plus tee shirts and scarves by Beth Webber, who assembled this whole shindig (thanks, Beth, job well done!)|
|Handmade soaps, chapstick, jewelry and more|
|I love love loved these hand sewn skirts, I wish I had grabbed her card so I could tell you her name! Sweetest woman, and so talented. These are all hand stitched and uuber soft materials. I especially loved this gray/yellow combo.|
|I think she called these "Rag-a-mittens" and I was in love with them. Beyond soft and comfy! By Jeanie McAleney|
|Local artist Andrew Cook's "Island Lobster" and "Christmas Lobster". So many lobster options!|
Thanks so everyone who came out. It was a fun time and a very successful sale, can't wait to do it again next year :)