|Gene and I at the NW Regional Lavender Conference: 10/24-26/2014|
|Food Stuffs and Ornamental Dolls|
|Totes, Dried Lavender Buds, Silk Scarves, China|
The Holiday Market at Centennial Park is one of our favorite and one of our last shows of the season. The City of Redmond's Chamber of Commerce contracted with the Redmond High School students to make several small replicas of buildings--a church, a schoolhouse, a livery stable--and place them around the park for vendors to rent. They have electricity to them and were decorated with festive garland and twinkly lights. (Spaces can also be rented for vendors who have canopies or tables.) Our thanks to the Chamber staff for their helpfulness in scraping off the ice on the walkway, putting deicer down by our booth and the courtyard, constantly asking how they could help, stopping by and making sure everything was o.k. and that we were happy.
The weather the day before the market opening had been terrible--wind and rain--and Gene and I looked at one another, shook our heads and told each other there would be no way for the market to be held the next day. Even though we would be inside, we were concerned no one would show up because the weather was just too nasty. But, true to Central Oregon weather, the next day was bright and beautiful, the sky was as blue as could be and steady customers throughout the day.
|Holiday Market at Centennia Park: 12/6,13/2014|
|doorstops, printed sayings on pillows, moth repellents, |
white-on-white hardanger pillows, drawer sachets,
colored hardanger pillows
|honey, our daughter's much sought-after lipbalm, hydrosol, lavender travel sachets|
|crochet ornamental Christmas dolls|
|quilted ornamental Christmas balls|
All in all, 2014 was a very good vendor year. To all of those who stopped by and visited, thank you. To all of those who purchased our products, thank you. To all of those who expressed an interest in visiting our farm, we look forward to seeing you again. Because of all of you, you enhance and energize our lives--Gene and mine's--and we thank you. We wish you all a Happy New Year!