September 23, 2012

New Midland Plaza Arts and Crafts Fair in Alcoa, TN

Gary and I had a booth this past weekend at this Crafts Fair.  It was a nicely run event and nice to be back in Maryville and Alcoa for a couple of days.  I lived there for several years back in the late 70's.  The county sure has changed!

This is a farily new event, only a few years old.  All booths were set up against the buildings under the covered walkway.  We had some new equipment this time.  I now have the ability to accept credit card payments and used it with no problems at all.  Plus, Gary designed a more effective way to display my weaving supplies.  We now have what looks like a fruit stand with the antique hanging scales that I bought at the Clinch River Antique Fair last Spring for my sock rings.  The signs on top of the display say:  "$8 per pound"  "Weigh your own sock rings"  "Pick your own colors".  I also now have wool sock rings to go along with the cotton ones.  As usual, the sock rings and potholder looms attracted many who remembered making potholders as children. 

I had pretty good sales for this fair and met some really nice people.  I'm very glad that we went. 

Now, it's time to get some more rugs and scarves made and finish those bags I have in the works.

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