Monday, June 7, 2010

Getting Ready for Another Show...

Several years ago we participated in an arts and craft show in the town of Colonial Beach, VA. Friends had done the spring show there and talked us into doing the one in the fall with them. What a quaint, little town filled with beautiful old buildings, many of which have been turned into B&B's. It sits on the Potomac River and as we set up on the beach for the show early in the morning, we watched the sun come up.

The booths were set up in the sand and customers strolled the boardwalk in search of unique handmade items.

There are wonderful old houses throughout the town, some large Victorians and some tiny beach cottages.

And at the end of the day more beautiful views.

So we are planning on setting up for the spring show, the Potomac River Festival. I believe this one is set up in a park, very near the beach. This time Lou and I will be sure to slop on the sunscreen more than once a day. Eventhough we were under the tents, we looked like cooked lobsters from the glare of the sun off the sand and water by the end of the day.
We've been working on special signs for this show such as Welcome to our Rivah House (which was a special request from one of the locals there)...Life is Good on the River...and
Colonial Beach, Virginia Incorporated 1892.
Thinking of maybe staying an extra day or so after the show to ready get to enjoy strolling through the town.


  1. Looking forward to having you in town for the Potomac River Festival this weekend! Yes, they'll most likely have you set up your booth on Town Hill right next to the beach area. Enjoy, and have a great weekend!

  2. This sounds like a wonderful event. I hope you have a wonderful time.

  3. It sounds like a wonderful spot for an arts and crafts show. I'm glad that you enjoyed it.
    The last craft show that I did...I was in the hot sun all day. It was in the 90's. I had a cooler of ice and kept putting a washcloth in it and put it around my neck. It did keep me cool enough. When I packed up and started for home...I thought that the day wasn't the best...not many people were out, because of the weather...I decided there and then, not to do another show. I was on my own at that time and had no help. I thought I was going to have a heat stroke. After that I did home shows and sold to stores.There's nothing like being out with the people and hearing their comments. You meet so many nice people...I hated to give it up.