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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Arts & Crafts Shows in Mall and Library

Once more an attempt to participate in a local Arts & Crafts Show.
On October 19, 1985 at the Local Mall
Due to very poor publicity, none of us vendors sold anything...
Well, I did sell for $ 12.60
December 7, now at the local library but once again they proved their very poor publicity.
Closeup with a Spanish born gentleman that also tried to sell...
Me, showing a hand crocheted bridal lace handkerchief, done by me...
After our visit to the Hungarian mushroom conference, I felt so badly for those poor people under the Communist regime, so I started importing their things in order to HELP some.
Those hand embroidered boxes and hearts are from Hungary.
Heart shaped boxes with hand embroidery from Hungary, and some crocheted doilies done by me.
Also I'd added some of the Delft white items like candleholders and vases.
Sold for US $ 62.14 but at least I tried to help some people in Hungary...

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      Thank you, I've tried to do it all...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Hello Mariette, Publicity is the most important element of short-term sales venues. A while ago, the weekend newspaper used to have listings for craft fairs, rummage sales, and so forth. Now these things sometimes are on the internet, but they are not centralized and there is no one simple place to check for a number of activities. Antique malls and flea markets are the same way--the ones that do not invest time and a little money for promotion have few customers and do poorly.
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      You are absolutely right about that and it is always a pity for participants that put so much effort and time into it.
      Not all are good at organizing...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. You are so sweet to help people from Hungary. It’s too bad the event was not promoted well. But your creations are so beautiful and people who bought them are lucky to have them :-)

    Happy Sunday, Mariette xo

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      At least I tried to do just a little but one person alone cannot make much difference and without any promotion for sales it is almost zero.
      Thank you!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. Era para que hubiera habido mucha venta, porque había buenos trabajos expuestos.

    Yo he hecho algunas labores de ganchillos, solo para la decoración de mi casa y en algunas ocasiones, para regalarlas a personas amigas, a quién me unía una una gran amistad.

    Besos

    Besos

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      Sí, podría haber sido mucho más exitoso... Bueno para ti y sí, también he regalado un montón de cosas de ganchillo y/o de punto a mis seres queridos.
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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  5. So wunderschön! Ach, liebe Mariette, DAS waren noch Zeiten! In welcher Zeit leben wir jetzt bloß! ?!
    Ich hoffe, Deiner Katze geht es inzwischen besser.

    viele liebe Grüße
    Sara

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    1. Liebe Sara,
      Ja, da hast du schon Recht!
      Unsere Freiheit ist weg und Reisen oder sonstiges kann kaum noch...
      Unser Barty wird liebevoll in seine Hospizpflege noch bei uns sein.
      Liebe Grüße,
      Mariette

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  6. You are really very talented to make all these beautiful things. I don't have the patience. Thank you for selling them for charity.

    God bless.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      Thank you and indeed I did try hard to help some people in Hungary...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. Such pretty things! I wish the event had better advertising so that visitors could enjoy the beauty and craftsmanship of what of was on offer.

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    1. Dearest Liberty Belle,
      Yes, it was a shame that the organizers did such a poor advertising.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. One sale plus amazing cheekbones ... you did fine.

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    1. Dearest Helen,
      Thank you and yes, my cheekbones are very high indeed.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  9. Oh what a shame Mariette, good publicity is essential in situations like this. Your crocheting skills are amazing, I don't have the patience for it, much to my mother's dismay, she loved all craft work.

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    1. Dearest Grace,
      Thank you and indeed it was a shame that there was such poor publicity.
      From first grade on, we were very lucky to be taught crocheting and knitting.
      It is so good for developing fine motor skills.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. Mariette! The craftsmanship and the art you gave towards your work is something that is very impressive and makes me so proud! Love the designs, my favorite are the windmills which reminds me of my trip to your Netherlands :)

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    1. Dearest Stevenson,
      Thank you and of course, windmills are such a typical Dutch design!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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