I'm so sorry for my absence from the blog world - I just figured something had to get put aside while I got through the shows so I wouldn't be a total basket case.
The above photo is from the Nanaimo Professional Craft Fair which was on Nov 4 - 6. My daughter feels that with the show's black draping my booth is too dark, and I think she is right. Several times I had someone bring a friend back to my booth, and the friend said "how did I miss this one". So I think I will be going back to my ivory brocade table covers - I was just so tired of them, but they are a lot lighter and brighter.
Sales were down for me about 25%, which is not good. However several other jewellers stated that their sales were the same as last year, so who knows - it's all just a guessing game anyway. I haven't decided yet if I will do the show again next year, or take a year off and do another venue. I have asked for a corner booth next year, so perhaps if I can get that then I will do it again. Decisions, decisions!