This weekend I gave shows another try, finally one not a disaster. This time it was a one day indoor show. I got a 6' table space. I arrived and checked in, only to be told I was in the 'back room', now to me the words 'back room' are omminous, the back room at any show is never a great place to be for sales but there i was. I brought my Christmas table cover and lots of stuff. The day started out slow people come and look, give nice words but no purchases, lots of dead time between customer to get to know my fellow vendors(all 5 of us in the 'back room'). I started to lose heart...noon came and went...no sales. 12:30pm a past customer arrives spots a bowl she likes and snags it, yippee a sale. She tipped the tide and more sales followed. So the show went ok.
I'd do the show again but only if I am not in the 'back room'
Parents with children would stop in the doorway and kinda cringe at the array of sellers in the 'back room' and pull their kids closer...of us 5 three of us were me the potter, a stained glass artist, and a glass wine goblet seller. Not child friendly wares at all.