I was one of over fifty sellers participating in the market. Besides lots of selling and buying there were also entertainers and many workshops for people. It was very nice to get out of the house and meet my customers face to face as otherwise I only communicate with you via internet. I had so many good words said to me about my work that it is enough to keep me going for a year (until the next Christmas market in Alatskivi Castle).
I was in a room with handcraft sellers – lovely hand-knitted woolen socks and mittens, cardboard 3D puzzles, hand painted silk scarves, etc. Unfortunately I did not see much of the other activities and sellers since I was there alone and could not walk around the castle, but some pictures of the event can be seen on the Alatskivi News Facebook post (including the famous onion braids from the shores of lake Peipus) But I did take couple of minutes before the market started and took some pictures of my table.
I thought that there was no place where to hang my shawls and so I didn’t bring any hangers with me. But luckily one of my neighbouring sellers had a couple of extra ones. Thanks to her I was able to hang my white and pink heart scarf up.
And of course you can’t go to a market and not buy anything. There was a lovely lady next to me who sold all kinds of sewn things and we had a very good time talking when there were fewer customers (there were concerts in the castle also). Since my mother had requested potholders for Christmas I bought a pair from her.
Alltogether it was a very good four hours and I can’t wait for next year. Meanwhile my scarves, shawls and hair flowers can be bought from my Etsy store ArtanisWeddingLace