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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Post Sale Report

After a few days of rest and recovery from the preparation and execution of our open studio event. I can now look back and pass judgment.

It was an absolute success!
What are the criteria?
1) Sales
2) Visitors
3) Amount of leftovers

We had plenty of sales to meet our goals. I joked that this was the property tax sale, and it was. I paid on Monday and I'll be damned if the money hasn't already cleared. It was like a giant vacuum with it's nozzle in my bank account.
Saturday was the big day with 90% of total sales, Sunday was very leisurely.which was good because Saturday wore us out. We actually went to be about 8PM and slept for a full 12 hours.

We had a ton of people who stayed to visit and enjoy the food. Rowan actually had to make a second Bread Pudding for Sunday and somehow all the leftover pumpkin seed brittle disappeared when Julie went back home. Hmmm.

We had a few kids come on Saturday and Sunday and help decorate  the patio. I thought they did a marvelous job :)

The only thing I wish we had done differently was to break down the display sooner. We plan on putting the rest of it into the online sales site but here were some issues that got in the way. First was Ro's power cord finally died, so we had to order another one. The next thing was she felt really sick and wanted a day of rest. So I did what I had to, and assumed we could break down the display together when she was feeling better. I was wrong. The winds picked up and knocked poles out of the tent, knocked mugs off the shelf and onto other pieces on the table. We only lost a few pieces, but it could have been avoided.

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