This weekend is the lovely pre-Christmas candle lit market in Dartmouth. There is a magical lantern procession, Santa who arrives by boat (of course) to visit all the good little girls and boys, street entertainers and of course the fabulous street market.
We decided to get out and about, meet some of our customers, and set up stall for the Friday evening.
And what a fantastic evening we had, meeting lots of new customers and shoppers and other market traders all selling their wonderful wares like beautiful woollen blankets, candles and diffusers, clothing, jewellery… the list goes on.
We were all set up and ready to go by 4pm and were soon welcoming our new customers. It was lovely to be able to chat to the shoppers and get some feedback about our products, and all of them were very positive.
It being our first time, we were a little nervous, but this soon disappeared with the response we received from the shoppers.
Emma Lacey’s beautiful tactile mugs garnered much caressing from many people, as they should, our Belgian and Portugese linens were popular and we were able to sell some of them, which we weren’t really expecting to.
The star attractions of the night on the stall were the rope handle vases and copper led lights. They did look good on the display shelves alongside the driftwood wreaths and stars, and we sold out! Which was a bit of a shame as there were plenty more people who would have liked to have taken one home with them. The good news is that there will be plenty more added to the website very very soon.
It was a beautiful evening with no rain or wind to spoil anything, it was a little chilly, but nothing a little mulled wine couldn’t fix. So went home tired and happy and satisfied with what the public thought of our products in person.