The Shows #24: The Fair Day 2

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Blog entry by Monte Pittman posted 08-16-2014 08:25 PM 2161 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 23: The Sports show - Wrap up Part 24 of The Shows series Part 25: Central States Fair start of day 5 »

Yes I am starting the blog a day late. I had a furniture delivery yesterday morning. Then rush home to load for the Central States Fair. 2 quick trips to get the basics here and setup last night. Last night was decent. My best sales are on concert and rodeo nights. Last night was motocross and tonight is the demolition derby. For whatever reason, those groups don’t spend money. First half of the booth is setup.

The pictures are done by my 85 year old mother

My friend Tyler makes the antler chandelier and picture frames

Our weather is supposed to be nearly perfect for the fai. 80s with little chance of rain.

Thanks for reading

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 08-16-2014 08:32 PM

Great looking products and stand too Monty. Who does the pictures, they looked very nice? Glad to hear that your sales are going well.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 08-16-2014 08:33 PM

I hope you gave fantastic sales at the fair. The booth setup looks great. Your mom does some really nice work…I can see where you get your talent from…

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#3 posted 08-16-2014 08:33 PM

wishing you the best monte… your moms paintings are really nice.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 08-16-2014 08:36 PM

Good luck at the fair. Absolutely love the pictures. Your Mother is a very talented lady, as are you. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#5 posted 08-16-2014 08:37 PM

Your mom does the pictures….
Is there a friendly rivalry, as to who outsells who???

Good luck to both of you, sales wise!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#6 posted 08-16-2014 09:07 PM


Now we know where you get your talent! I’m rooting for a great show!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 08-16-2014 09:19 PM

Great looking booth, Monte! I bet your mom can run circles around my 28 year old son! Lotta talent displayed in the booth! Among the ‘smalls’ I especially like the mirror. Hope you do well. Can’t imagine why you wouldn’t. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 08-16-2014 09:28 PM

Good looking booth, Monte. Your mom is as good with a brush as she is at guarding the house.
Here’s to a great fair.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#9 posted 08-16-2014 10:45 PM

Wow, I’m really impressed. Of course, I love the antler light that’s hanging. It’s my favorite, but that’s just becuase I love just about anything to do with hunting. You put up a great display. It’s very professional looking. The chests are amazing.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#10 posted 08-16-2014 10:54 PM

Very nice set up Monte and like everyone else, I will also say, your mom has got it going on! Show us some pics of the chests. They look nice. Have a good and prosperous time at the fair.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#11 posted 08-17-2014 12:25 AM

Looks like an inviting display. Your mom’s stuff continues to amaze me! I think I know where your work ethic comes from. Best of luck my friend.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 08-17-2014 12:32 AM

Good stuff. Thanks for sharing Monte!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#13 posted 08-17-2014 01:11 AM

Good Luck at this show! It is great to be a able to follow along with your craft show adventure!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#14 posted 08-17-2014 01:21 AM

Monte, Looks like a great setup Good Luck this week and look forward to the occasional updates.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#15 posted 08-17-2014 01:23 AM

Ditto on the pleasing display and on the talented Pittman family. Do they have the Jaegermeister girls on stilts at this show too?

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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