Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Another successful show, Puyallup, WA.
A pleasant show surprise. The Heirloom WA rubber stamp show has always been one of my favorites (because it's near Seattle and because Puyallup has great antique malls) but I've never had a FABULOUS show. This weekend was different. Great crowd on Saturday, even though it was a beautiful day, and a respectable crowd on Sunday (rainy and gloomy but lots of energy at the show). Had a couple of nice meals, found treasures at the 3rd Street Antique Mall, King's Antiques, Victoria Sells Antiques, and of course, Value Village. Found baby doll heads/faces and plastic letters which I put in the booth for sale (see baby doll face journal), and Mary Jo found replacements for her grandmother's dishes. SCORE! Sold out of the strangest assortment of stamps and got some great ideas from customers on images they'd like to see. Wonderful to see Shirley and her new Oregon friends at the show...I miss the Whittier gals. Food finds: Toscano's (happy hour) for hors d'oeuvres and drinks thanks to Rob and Judi; good breakfast spots (Rose Restaurant, check out the photo with one of the regulars at the counter. She is sitting under the mugs hanging on the rack for the regular customers). We were ready for our mugs since we ate breakfast there 3 days in a row. Had 20 minutes at the Puyallup farmer's market on Saturday morning...wonderful plants, flowers, produce, handmade soaps, crafts, etc. Had to run to the show for the opening bell but wish we had more time. It's open every Saturday through the fall and is definitely worth going...I think they have it on Sundays, too, during the summer. A successful weekend due in in great part to Mary Jo's demos, had fun, saw old friends, sold a lot, and got to shop...can't get much better than that! Stored my little car at Anne and Wally's house (the original Wally Park) and they picked me up at Long Beach airport...glad to be home for a stretch...I don't have another show until July.