Thursday, August 30, 2012

The big change.

So we, the Tribe and I, have been a frettin' about where we are going after the August show.  As I am sure many of you have heard the workshop will be closed for 6+ months for retro-fitting and totally unusable. I was sick about loosing my most wonderful building and started looking, calling, pleading and begging for other usable buildings with character.  And ended up where Bob, John and I were when we first started the market.  Nada.

But I was talking to Linda Marcov about Marburger and she reminded me it is set up in a tent, aha moment.  If it is good enough for Marburger it's good enough.  So I'm talking with tent companies , if any of you have someone you have used in the past for a wedding etc let me know.  We need a 40x80. Why do none of them have a circus tent for us to rent ?  Would love that.

Now I am chatting with Michelle at Mag park to find just the right spot, parking, easy pack in and out and bathrooms.

I can not tell you how excited I am to start this next phase of 2nd Saturdayz.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

If your happy and you know it.......

When I walk in to the hanger on Saturday morning I am happy.

And I hope that our customers are happy and the vendors are happy.

does that sound trite?  Probably, but I like happy.



 adj \ˈha-pē\


Definition of HAPPY

: favored by luck or fortune : fortunate happy
: notably fitting, effective, or well adapted : felicitous happy
a : enjoying or characterized by well-being and contentmenthappiest
 person I know> happy childhood>b : expressing, reflecting, or suggestive of happiness happy ending>c : gladpleased happy to meet you>d : having or marked by an atmosphere of good fellowship :friendly happy office>
a : characterized by a dazed irresponsible state happy
 boxer>b : impulsively or obsessively quick to use or do somethinghappy>c : enthusiastic about something to the point of obsession :obsessed happy — Helen Rowen>

I am all those things and lucky. 

 Yesterday's 2Sat was real fun for me.  On set up day some one, who will remain nameless, cut my waist length hair, which was in it's braided state, off with some manicure scissors, which amuses the hell out of me. She called me chicken and double dogged dared me. I had to do it. 

Gail and Otis were back, along with Linda Jensen.  Gail was a bit grumpy, Otis was contrite, (he ran away from home the day before)  and Linda was plucky, just as she always has been.  I think Gerry and Maureen have a little romance going on.  And Nina brought such a beautiful table it was heart rendering to see it go out the door to some excellent shoppers, who are opening a store, , in LaConner Wa. Virginia's booth was packed full of great stuff.  Nina and I each bought an amazing rack that she conjured up on a junking trek.  Virginia, is a true pro, and I am so proud to call her a friend.  We missed our friend Jill who was helping her son prepare to get married. But Susan Plunkett was there in good form and humor as always, there was some breakage, at one point I looked over to see Susan stuck in a plastic packing crate, butt first.  Love Susan she has a huge heart and I find her endlessly amusing and she finds the best junk.  You know what is amazing, is the amount of stuff Sheryl brings every month to the market.  She and Nick work so hard every single month , she is a favorite with customers because you never know what treasures you will find in her booth. It is truly a trove of wonderfulness.   Next month she has other commitments so will not be at 2nd Saturdayz and will be missed.  

These folks make me happy,  it all warms my heart.  I have never, ever claimed to be the best show promoter on the planet, I am a bit lazy and too involved with my own life to want to spend the hours and hours it would take every single month to create a "SHOW".  I never wanted to have a Farm Chicks, or Remnants of the Past, or Marburger every single month.  What I want to do with 2nd Saturdayz is create a market where hard working vendors can come, set up in a drama free pleasant atmosphere and make enough money to go out and hunt and gather some more great stuff, which is what we all love.  If I can do that, and have a market that I can sell at as well........I am happy.  And that my dears is that.