The Saturday before Thanksgiving, Denton Senior Center hosts a Blue Ribbon Bazaar. It is basically a Christmas Bazaar, as many vendors have Christmas-themed craft items and no one is awarded ribbons, blue or otherwise. I set up three tables of my automobile-themed crafts. No particular connection with Christmas or any other holiday. I had great aspirations, based on the fact that last year I sold several auto-related items and no lapidary or jewelry items at all. Plus, most of the visitors are of the senior citizen variety who would remember these classic car ornaments.
I set the tables up in a U. Ornaments were roughly grouped by brand: Chevy, Ford, Plymouth, Studebaker, Chrysler. Behind the tables and to each side I had two vertical grids to hold wall plaques and clocks.
As has often been the case at other shows and swap-meets, many attendees to the event paused to inspect my wares and commented on one or another make or model car. Many commented that they had never seen automobilia like this before and thought that it is a great idea. But only one person felt a need to take one home. As with last year at this event, the purchaser was a woman, not a guy. Of course, she bought it for her son.
This was my fourth show this calendar year. Sales were not brisk. Lots of conversation and favorable comments, but scant buys. I am sure that I just need to find the right venue.
I am still trying new show venues to find those that provide the most effective exposure for my works.