|photo :: 2011 open house|
Top 5 reasons to bypass the Saquoit Craft fair Saturday to shop my jewelry Open House.
1. No Parking issues!
2. Great Food and no Lines!
3. They won't have a cozy fire in their fireplace.
4. No Crowds!
5. You'll be supporting Handmade right here in New Hartford!
I am busy busy busy prepping for this weekend's open house sale. I really look forward to my annual open house because it gives me a chance to really connect with my local customers, allows me to show off my love of cooking, and gives me a reason to decorate the house early for the Holidays!! I did a great blog post about planning your own holiday Open House, here. Give it a read if you are curious to learn some inside tips.
My menu is planned, but I still need to stop and get the ingredients. I am making my beloved Chocolate Chip zucchini bread, some new Buffalo Chicken Wonton bites, a red potato pizza, and some snacks like fruit and dip and chips and dip. We'll offer some soda, water, coffee and wine for those who want to relax a bit. :) Fire will be stoked by the DH. If you are in the neighborhood, please stop by! There is no pressure to buy, it will be nice to just say hello and relax, hang out, eat some food, chill. Hope to see you there!
In all seriousness, was it wise to plan my open house the same weekend as one of the biggest craft shows in the area? Well, YES! It's on the way to Saquoit, so people can stop in on their way there or on their way home! But also, their show goes all weekend, and mine show is just on Saturday so why not make a weekend of it, stop in to see me Saturday and save Sunday for Saquoit!?
Am I smart or what?? ;)