Yesterday was the Bazaar Bizarre Boston, and what a crazy fun day it was! We woke up at the crack of dawn because I was a bit of a spaz about making sure we factored in time for traffic so that we could arrive in plenty of time for my 9:15 load-in at the Cyclorama. Because there was absolutely no traffic anywhere, we got there an hour early!
After finishing up some last-minute preparations in the car, we pulled in front of the Cyclorama and Stan unloaded the car. In the meantime, I checked in and started readying our table.
We built up quite a button collection between these sweet vendor buttons and a few smaller ones Stan collected for us from the vendor’s lounge:
We were ready to rock long before the Bazaar opened for Early Birds at 11am, and as soon as the doors opened for the general public at 12pm, there was a flurry of footsteps into the Cyclorama:
The Bazaar was steadily busy all day, right up until closing time! Stan went above and beyond as my booth helper — answering questions, making sales, packaging, ringing customers out, and of course, grabbing our food and covering for me while I shopped and took bathroom breaks. Speaking of shopping… well, I won’t go into too much detail because most of my purchases were presents, but I did spoil myself a little with this wonderful print from Allison Cole:
It was an amazing day, and a really great success for Poor & Pretty! The folks at Small Craft Advisory — the rock stars behind Bazaar Bizarre Boston — were terrific to work with. Everything was very well-organized, they had a great group of volunteers who helped us unload and pack up, and even came by to ask if I needed my booth watched at one point when Stan was shopping. Plus, the fact that there was a vendor’s lounge, where we could relax, grab emergency supplies, or load up on snacks was really wonderful. I will definitely vend there again if they’ll have me!