SETTING UP FOR MY 60TH (OR SO) FSAM

Several times a year I document how long it takes to set up my display. This gets buried in Moleskin notebooks and my handy One-note app.  I thought I would make a public documentation of setting of for the First Saturday Ats Market so as to set up a benchmark, that I can easily locate, for future reference. 

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This is where it stood at opening time. Immediately after taking this image a lady walked up and bought a mobile that's going to the Public Botanical Garden in Toledo Ohio.  Awesome! 

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Pictured above is the first image taken 99 minutes in to the set up.

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Add another 30 minutes to set up 27 mobiles, or approximately 60 seconds per mobile. In this picture I noticed how dreadful the crushed cloth is.  I'll get this pressed for the next show, you can bet on that.

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The table top display, designed with the help of Celeste Landrum, takes another 30 minutes to set up.

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 I love doing this. The interactions with people are wonderful.  It's about midway through the show...It has started to rain. It's all good. Customers from 30 years ago are returning to the market to find gifts at my table. 

When i got home and studied the figures the next day, I disscovered that it was a record March First Saturday Show.