Re: Craft festivals


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Posted by Chicory on October 23, 2003 at 16:00:03:

In Reply to: Re: Craft festivals posted by Luann Udell on October 19, 2003 at 11:03:49:

Luann,
Thank you so much for all the great advice. I shudder now when I think of how cluttered and cutesy it would have looked. I have done a few shows now and received MANY complements on my display. I did like you said and stayed away from the gold and brown except for one piece of vine with fall leaves, and a small bucket of sunflowers on my demonstration table. Most of my candles are gold and ivory. I went with the dark colors of hunter green and burgundy. ...No lace, eyelet or quilts. (Smile) My husband made a nice display out of poplar with shaker pegs to hang my wildflower tapers on. I display the plain 8” hand dipped tapers on shaker peg wood coffee mug trees. The wildflower pillars and small detailed molded candles sit in groups on oval burgundy mats.
Everything is very warm looking. The candles seem to glow against the dark colors. Like you said, it doesn’t say "country," and it is easier to imagine the candles in any type of decor.

Now my demonstration worktable is another story. It is covered with a hunter green floor length fabric with a short green and white gingham tablecloth over it. A solid cloth would have showed the drips of wax. My dipping vat sits in a pine cabinet to make it impossible for anyone to be burned.

My biggest problem now is production. I came home with only 2 pair of wildflower candles. Talk about cutting it close. I had other candles to fill the space with, but I knew those were the most unique and would sell. Back to work I go.
Thank you again.

Chicory, (Wildflower)



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