Saturday, July 27, 2013

Third day of sales

As expected, Friday's sales were up a bit. We sold 32 pieces. And boy were we tired by the time the event closed!

Here are some photos from the day.

Since I was driving, my friend Tim (who is helping me run the booth) was able to take photos of some of Portland's gorgeous downtown. These are taken from the Morrison Street Bridge as it flings us over the Willamette River.

I had the pleasure of meeting two delightful blog readers (mother and daughter) who stopped by to say hello. I was tickled pink to learn they were now living on five acres and raising Dexter cattle and chickens! Whoo-hoo!

Funny T-shirts du jour:

Portland, I've learned, is a most astoundingly tattooed city. I'm going to guess that 75% of the people passing by had tattoos ranging from discrete to elaborate.

Here was a VERY tall Fraulein who posed with a tankard. With her admittedly high heels, she probably topped 6'2".

These two adorable children were happy to show off their face painting.

This little girl had very long and pretty hair. So did her mother, though I couldn't snatch a photo.

I noticed a couple of fashion trends that were pretty distinctive. One was florescent footwear...

...and the other (for women) were long filmy skirts over shorter underskirts. (The photos are sometimes out of focus, sorry.)

God knows I've seen worse fashion trends, so I didn't mind these at all.

Things got rowdier as the evening progressed and Tim and I spent a lot of time guarding the stock on the shelves, so I didn't get a lot of photos. We were both exhausted by the time we packed up the booth at the end of the evening and departed. However I'm happy that sales, while not spectacular, are steady and solid. Yeah!


  1. Vary glad that you are having good success! I thank you so much to take time even during this very busy time to keep us in the loop. Thanks

  2. Glad to hear that things went well! I love the tankard I bought from you last fall! It makes me smile every time I see my husband drinking from it.

  3. Yay! I'm always so happy to hear when someone is having a good show after all that work getting ready!

    Sometimes, "steady and solid" IS spectacular. By the end of the day, it's surprising how it adds up.

    One more day. (It's Saturday evening as I write this.) Whew. That's a long show. No wonder you're tired.

    Go Gettum!

    Fun pictures!

    Just Me

  4. Thanks for taking us with you! Have a wonderful Sunday! :-)

  5. I believe people who get multiple and overtly exposed tattoos have some serious mental health issues. I particularly dilike tattoos on women. If they are unattractive I suppose it doesn't really matter mopre or less like not combing your hair or bathing it doesn't really look any worse. But on attractive women it is like putting graffiti on a Monet, it can't possibly improve and only serves to warn you that she has mental health issues. Like seeing someone who dyes their hair bright purple you really have to wonder what were they thinking?

    1. Maybe they were thinking "I like bright purple". Sheesh.

  6. You know, if it were that simple I would be OK with it. Everyone just paints their face black or dyes their hair purple etc. because they want to. But that doesn't happen. Very few do and with few exceptions they have a few screws loose. Maybe it's mother natures way of helping us identify the mentally ill. So what were they thinking? I don't think they are thinking?