|Quick - take my pic! Getting ready to go on PSL!|
On July 28th I had the opportunity to be a part of the TV show Paula Sands Live. Now if you aren't from the QC area (which I'm not) you would have little idea about what this show is! But let me tell you, if you're from the QC, Paula Sands is a local celebrity, a ton of people at the market have told me she's the QC's Oprah! So to put it simply...I was on Oprah (kinda) ;).
The Freight House Farmer's Market in davenport asked if I would like to be featured on the show, and I thought it would be an awesome experience, how often do you get to be on TV talking about a hobby you love!? So the weekend before I did some mad shopping to find just the right outfit to be TV ready, and something that would really pop with the jewelry pieces I wanted to wear! Once the outfit and jewelry was picked around 11pm, I started my practice display at home on my dining room table! Nothin like 1am for getting ready for a TV debut ;)!
|Practice set up the night before.|
|Set up on the set of PSL.|
I had carnival visions in my head the whole morning...our van would pull in early and set up in our "prime" location next to all of the other thriving business'. The smell of funnel cakes would fill the air as thousands of shoppers viewed my work, and of course all bought at least a few pieces. Once there we realized the tent my Dad had brought was for grass use only, so my booth was now on the grassy knoll next to my "spot" the 1,000 of customers ended up being 1,000's of boy basketball players with their Dad's watching them play.
The heat index was 113, the asfalt was scorching and sales...well, sales were non existent. After spending 6 hours in the heat, glaring across the parking lot to the only other vendor, who was beating me in sales with BALLOONS and GATORADE one very nice Mom, bought a pendant. $10.00 later, my pride a little hurt, and my vision of a thriving business sinking slowly to the pit of my stomach...my parent's said, "Well it's only up from here!" We all had a good laugh and packed the van with just as much as we came with :)!
|Tornado toilet, and getting ready to go on air!|
|The chair waiting since 1975 to get on PSL.|
|The big moment! Moving my hand the whole time while I spoke!|
|Drink please! Tasted great after a long day of nerves!|
If you get the chance, check out my Sister's blog, she wrote an awesome post about my experience (it made me cry) and she and her hubby have been doing a ton of work on their house with fun projects while getting ready for baby!
Also my Market friend Sarah Cutler from Seeded Earth was on PSL yesterday. She makes the most amazing flower arrangements! Check out her blog Seeded Earth or stop down to the farmer's market to buy her gorgeous flowers!
I've been slacking lately but taking tons of pictures, so get ready for more posts of my back and front yard redo, old door flower box project, closet clean out, and new dinning room chandelier!