The 2nd Annual TRHS Craft and Vendor Fair began with pouring rain…..then clearing…..then BLUSTERY! (as the leaves are dancing in the school photo above) and we were all blown around as we loaded up, but it was a fun success none-the-less.
The gym was sparkling with the activity from all the great vendors preparing their spaces for the anticipated attendees looking to find something special. Even with the unsettling weather the attendance was good.
There was a raffle table that ran the entire length of the gym with all sorts of donated items from the vendors.
My first customer of the day was Sue and she purchased this darling little rosewood heart with a solid Golden Mother-of-Pearl heart inlay. It’s actually harder to make a small heart with inlay being careful of your scroll saw and the Dremel tool routing. It’s tricky.
Pam chose one of the ever popular dot inlay hearts. I had the most varied wood types ever for this show. The dot inlay hearts show all the quality and beauty of the larger more intricate ones. Pam chose the Bocote with Pearl dot inlay. Pam was a vendor with a large space of her own with Don. They call their business Coastal Creations. There are a few pictures of their creations below and to get in contact with them for further information the phone number is 860-949-3658 and email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
And then there was Gail! She was so wonderful and supportive, brought back friends a couple of times, and all purchased some of my favorite hearts.
These incredibly charming paintings were a must see! Joshua was painting behind the table, but didn’t want to be in the photos. So, his chair is empty, but you can see the painting in progress on his easel. And as talented artists sometimes go….he had no contact information. He did tell me “Pepere’s” was of course his grandfather. I always encourage people to take time in life to look at the small things and their detail and beauty, and these are proof of that.
Next to Pepere’s was the display of Children’s Books by Karly Rose. She is the author and her books support the NHSPCA. For more information: SEE amazon.com : Furry Tail Matters and email@example.com .
The Timberlane Woodworking Class had a table of cutting boards made by the students. It looks like it must be a great class. Their use of Purpleheart and other beautiful woods and also the inclusion of imperfections which make crazy grain happenings, are what I love!
Jane Lydick Staid is a portrait artist. She creates these beautiful finished pictures from the photographs she takes in her studio sessions. Her newest line is the limited edition series “Fine Art Fairies.” For more information: janelydickstaidphotography.com or 603-382-6775.
With winter impending, there were a few tables with winter accessories. My vendor neighbor, Penney, had these gems which are so soft to the touch they would feel warm and comforting on a cold day. For more information: home 978-373-4258 or cell 978-372-2566; and Penney29@verizon.net
Meaghan (and I’m sure her team) completed once again the great feat of putting on an event like this. I’m also sure that it will grow and grow every year because it’s a fun-filled time!
Tricia was my last, but certainly NOT least customer of the day and she purchased 4 dot inlay hearts! She was also a vendor at the show (Independent Sales Director for Mary Kay) and she bubbles over with enthusiasm. For more information: https://www.marykay.com/triciaedris ; phone 781-248-0431 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I gave away quite a few of my Giveaway Hearts. I’ve made different designs and this one is my latest. I love having them to give to special people or for a special reason or really as just a nice gesture (and good advertising).
Lastly, packing up is not the best part of this experience, but it’s made a little better when Mad Batter Confections comes by giving away cupcakes that were left over for the day. Thanks so much to them and thanks to Meaghan and TRHS for inviting me to this great show. Please check out the vendors and their sites to support their businesses and like the pages.
Mad Batter Confections facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/maddbatterconfections