Harbour Station booth photos and how your health plays a huge part in one’s sales

Sadly, I was sick all of last weekend and couldn’t talk or interact with people as much as I would have liked to when they were in my booth. After one minute of talking to someone I would start incessantly coughing and then have to leave the booth for water or my head was pounding so badly that I could barely manage a smile. I barely shook people’s hands and this really affected my overall sales. I made out OK, but in hindsight, being only 50% healthy at a very large and public sale is not a good thing.

I’m normally quite chatty and will always shake a person’s hand and offer a smile in public. Really. I got sick on the wrong weekend.

A big thank you to both my Mom and Dad who helped me out this weekend. Without them both I wouldn’t have been able to make it through.

And as I am feeling better and healthy now I’m hosting a 25% OFF sale.

Read this fantastic blog post for all the details! Also, the matted prints in the second picture above are my best offering of the season and available in both of my shops.

UPDATE – the sale in now over. Just enter coupon code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout and you’ll get 25% off of your order from HandmadeCloud or my Etsy shop. Why do stores wait to have sales until after Christmas? Before the Season is when it counts, in my eyes. Happy Holidays!

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6 thoughts on “Harbour Station booth photos and how your health plays a huge part in one’s sales

  1. Wow, your booth looks incredible! Very professional, with a classy gift shop aura.
    Geez, it really stinks about being ill. Perhaps if the unfortunate happens again, you could wear a big happy sign around your neck “Hello, happy to meet you, I’m Jessica!” and give them a cheesy silent smile. ;)

    Was your booth a standard 10×10 (3.04×3.04 meters)?
    Guess it has the illusion of being large due to a lack of tent walls or canopy…
    And were those display pieces yours, or the gallery’s?

    Glad to hear you did “okay” despite hacking up lungs everywhere. I’m sure you made a good impression anyhow. :)

  2. Thanks so much Tara!

    The two tables with green skirting were provided by the organizers of the sale. We could get either n eight foot or two, four foot tables. I chose the two.

    the brown and black shlving unit is an IKEA shelf that I have in my studio. It comes apart easily so I took it the show.

    The black unit with the prints on it I purchased two weeks ago from a convenience store that was discontinuing their sale of CD’s and video’s. It was in rough shape and just pain old plywood, but with the help of my Dad, we spray painted it black and fixed anything that was broken.

    :) xo

  3. Wow, what awesome finds! You were fortunate to catch a store selling its fixtures. They usually get rid of them so fast, you barely have time to blink and they’re gone. :D

  4. I know… I was walking down the street and looked in and saw the unit standing there. I was pretty excited to get my hands on it.

  5. Oh Jess…

    I am soooo sorry, and your booth looked fabulous as well, and you put SOOOO much work into it. How unjust :(

    Wishing you more sales on the back of it though.

    L
    xxx

  6. I’m hoping the year ends well. November was good but not as good as I was hoping for. I’ll keep moving forward though! xo

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