Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Conquering Hillsville

Sorry to have been away so long.  I took the summer off from junkin' and teaching.  School had just started back when I got a call from one of my best friends.  "You want to sell at Hillsville in September?"  I didn't even think about what it would take to get there.  I was ready to go.  Needless to say, I had 3 weeks to make tons of treasures, rob my other booths,  pack it all up in a van, 2 trucks and an enclosed trailer, ask my principal if I could be off for 2 days, find a sub, find a place to stay and beg for some help.  In the end, with some help from my friends,(isn't there a song about that), and my favorite husband, I was Hillsville bound.  For those of you who don't live close, Hillsville VA has a huge gun, antiques and collectibles show on Labor Day weekend every year.  The whole town is decked out in vendors.  There are probably over 10,000 vendors and over 500,000 customers that weekend.  I was fortunate to have a PRIMO spot next to the VFW building in the main field.  My friend's friend was unable to make it this year so I took over his spot.  I have reserved the same location for next year and I have already started making for next year. 

I had my best show EVER!!!!!  I met lots of great new people, sold a lot of great junk, and still made it back to school on Tuesday, exhausted of course.  My assistant principal even asked me when I was going to quit teaching and do it full time.  ???????  I had lots of requests for an on-line store so this might be coming in the future.  I have enough trouble keeping up with all the locations I have now.  Something to ponder in the wee hours.

I just want to say thanks to all my customers, old and new.  I will keep you posted.  Pictures of Hillsville will follow in the next few days.  The Depot will be getting a makeover this weekend and Metrolina is coming up September 29-October 2.  Hope to see you then.