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Wimberley Market Days Adventure

fullsizeoutput_3530Yesterday we were extremely busy here at LPB. Up at 4:30am, out the door and down the road to our destination by 6:00am. On a Saturday no less. We were headed to Wimberley Market Days. For those of you not living in the Austin-San Antonio, Texas area, you’re going to wish you did. The small city of Wimberley, TX, hosts the oldest outdoor market in Texas Hill Country (central to south Texas). And is the 2nd largest market in the state. There are over 475 booths of just about everything you can imagine. The paths around the booths are paved and tree-shaded so walking about during the summer isn’t so bad. You can listen to live music at the pavilion and shop like crazy for really anything. There is no admission fee, but there are awesome food concessions and real restrooms (no port-a-potties). So why was I excited to be going here other than all this really cool stuff? Because it was our first time being a vendor! We set up shop with lots of our scarves, shawls, jewelry and blankets. The initial set up is shown in the photo, we slowly evolved as the day went on, learning how to move tables and such to be in better view of the public. Sales went well and we met some wonderful people. We even met some adorable doggies being strolled around. One lucky girl, Lucy, got her very own purple dog scarf! She looked so adorable. The day went by quickly, you’d be surprised how fast 10 hours go by when you’re chatting, moving around and people watching. It was over before I knew it and we packed up to head home. I do hope to return, we had such a wonderful time. The shoppers were great, the conversations with folks, even those who didn’t purchase, were rewarding. From the young girl who wanted to know how to drop spindle to the older lady who admired the detail of the shawl I was working on while sitting at the booth. They were all great. It was a fabulous way to spend a Saturday, a wonderful autumn Texas day!

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