Muskie Days vendor booth

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Project by Von posted 07-20-2013 03:08 AM 1343 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

July 19th and 20th this year in Nevis, MN. My wife bought up a vendor slot at the vendor fair (think flee market) for our collection of craft goods. The plushies and dolls are stuff my mother makes to supplement her income. She’s had 4 aneurisms, and a few strokes so a regular job is not possible for her. The metal goods are from my m.i.l.’s greenhouse. If you look close you can spot my new array of business card and napkin/letter/envelope holders. The base on those are all white oak. The uprights are pieces of highly figured hardwoods. (flame maple, crotch poplar, & maple burl) They are all dyed different colors. The painted rocks are all the work of my dear wife. She hand paints them all. There are frogs, penguins, bumble bees, and lady bugs (several different colors of lady bugs!) Item for item, her rocks out sell everything I have on the tables. It keeps her smiling, and I love it when she’s all smiles. Win-win!

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#1 posted 07-20-2013 04:48 PM

Nice Selection of stuff. I so enjoy working with my wife and doing the fairs together. Hope you made out well.


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

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#2 posted 07-22-2013 03:10 AM

I’ll be up in Nevis next week! Great area!

Got some great looking stuff there- keep it up!

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#3 posted 07-22-2013 06:21 PM

It went rather well. My wife managed to out sell me yet again, but I did manage to move a couple of large items this time. We will be doing it again next year for the 60th anniversary of Muskie Days.

Heya Barefeet, if you are in Nevis after 3pm stop in at Steve & Jill’s on main street. THE best place to grab a meal if you are in the area.

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#4 posted 07-23-2013 04:11 PM

Great collection of goods you have there. Like the dyed card holders and cute birdhouses. Wonderful husband and wife team, I’m sure you both will do well in future fairs.

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#5 posted 07-17-2014 06:59 PM

Where are the painted rocks?

-- Leonard H.

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#6 posted 07-17-2014 08:25 PM

huh, I never did get a good shot of the rocks she paints. I can’t seem to find any decent shots so here’s the FB link. Check the photo albums for the good stuff

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#7 posted 07-17-2014 08:53 PM

Pretty cool rocks. Awls are easy to make and good sellers. You can use scraps and glue them together then turn them on a lathe.

-- Leonard H.

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