Ok, kids, you wanted me to keep this blog - so I would really really appreciate any input you have regarding this situation, before I send an email to the appropriate parties involved.
As far as my table display, again - I silently listened to all she had to say, and INWARDLY slapped her upside the head and envisioned all sorts of evil things happening to her in lots of ugly ways. Really? You think I should have ALL BLACK coverings and display boards? And I have too much shiny bling? Too much variety? Too many colors (yellow, purple and turquoise are the color theme of my logo and all of my marketing items). My table is too small? Not high enough? Really? REALLY! She really went there.
And to think I was all excited when I arrived early (because we were told spots were first come first serve) and could have a spot in front of - and USE - the bay window on the parking lot side of the building. BONUS! NOT. Didn't make a lick of difference, other than I was able to display a bit more than I would have otherwise. Then I discovered that in this huge room meant for 10 to 12 vendors, there were just THREE. And a township meeting in the midst of us. Multi purpose room. Ha. More like somebody forgot to tell the board members they couldn't use the building today. So then the organizer (aka bitch) decided that we three should all be outdoors - mind you NONE of us had covers or tents. And one of us had CANDLES. She sent someone in to help 'carry tables' thinking that we could just pick up and move into an empty spot meant for a vendor they never got. Not that simple. Like the window you told me I could use, HELLO? PLUS - once it got warm out - it would have been unbearable on what was the south side of the building without any shade. Not to mention Michele's candles would have been mush. So we stuck to our guns, stayed in the air conditioning, but had little traffic all day long. Sad. Really sad when I see this kind of irresponsibility and disorganization from an event coordinator. And I know how hard it is - cuz I've done it before. And I KNOW who's responsibility it is to do the largest share of the marketing. It is (or should be) ONE of the things that the entry fee $ is used for! It doesn't even bother me that I made hardly any money at this show, because I'm just too pissed off about how it was organized. And believe me, they are going to hear about it. But probably not today.
So gimme your two cents. Three cents even. I promise I won't envision the evil things happening to you like I did to her. :0D I honestly (with the exception of the fact that my banner wasn't centered) didn't see any problem with my table or window display. I'm colorful. DEAL WITH IT.
So much for dinner and a show with my 'winnings'...let's hope the next market goes a lot better. Heck, even a LITTLE better at this point would be welcome.
Peaceful beading everyone,