Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hola, my friends!

It's been a while. And I did promise no more 'blah, blah, blah'.

Just back from the highly anticipated Intermountain Nursery's Harvest Arts and Peace Festival, a two-day event packed with great local music, organic, Demeter certified produce, wonderful food booths featuring locally grown organic tomatoes and peppers, art and hand-crafted items. Saturday was crazy busy with the parking lot (a couple of acres of field) full to overflowing -- cars had to be diverted to private property to accommodate. Sales were brisk and the booth we set up attracted a lot of attention. The al-embic made the trip and was part of a display and demonstration table with antique perfume bottles, antique and vintage labware, bottles and vials of tinctures and extracts. Several professional photographers snapped shots of the display, one said he was using the photos for post cards! The set-up garnered a lot of attention to the rest of the booth, which was equally beautiful. I'd post pictures if I were on my own computer right now . . .

Sunday proved to be a challenge. Sales and attendance dropped off dramatically at around 12:30. It was a finger thrumming game of watching dust devils swirling past and anticipating the next plunking sound on the top of the booth canopy as heavy leaves dropped from the trees above. A real yawner. But all in all, it was a good weekend. And the best part is that all those lovely unbought soaps that were prepped for this show will be going up for sale at The Scented Djinn Etsy Apothecary. There won't be any pictures of the product there, either, but I can tell you that they're wrapped quite nicely -- white parchment paper tied with thin twine and stamped with sealing wax with the letter "D", y'know, for "Djinn". Yeah. They're cute.

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