Highlights from the Autumn Leaves Festival in Mt. Airy, NC:
- Really beautiful weather
- Huge attendance
- Very friendly vendors
- Being asked if we were from Seagrove
- Being told that our pottery was prettier than what some one had seen in Asheville
- The gentleman who purchased our largest bowl (10lb) to serve his Aunt’s potato salad sent us the family recipe
- Hearing some fantastic live bluegrass music
- Seeing our booth lit at night – it looked great
- Listening to people talk about coffee mugs as they chose one from our mug tree
Sounds like fun! What kinds of things were people saying when choosing coffee mugs? I’m interested to know!
It was fun to hear how people talk about what they want in a coffee mug. Some look for color – the crystalline mugs and crackle mugs usually catch their eye. Most look for size – some want a really huge mug and tell me how many cups of coffee they drink. Others look for a smaller mug – to fit ‘right amount’ (whatever that is). I like it when they find a mug that they say ‘feels good’ and they just can’t pass it up. It is as if it was their mug all along. What I have realized is that there is no perfect mug – perfect is a very individual thing.
This blog just keeps making me smile. The potato salad story is a treasure. I also know how much it means to you with regard to your mugs… that makes me smile as well. Did you get any night pics of your booth???
I was very touched to have been given a family recipe for potato salad – it was so thoughtful.
I did get night pictures of the booth. The photo featured in the post is at night – but I should have taken one from a distance. I thought it looked really good – which is quite an accomplishment given we had never used lights in the tent before.
Thanks for reading – you’re such an encouragement to me.