|The calm before the mini-storm.|
At least I actually sold something during my time at the 3-day market. The chap across from me had barely a visitor the whole weekend. On the first day toward the end of things I brought him over a gluehwein. It was then that he'd told me this was his first time here and that he had heard this market would be 'busy'. Well, I can't say that it was during the first two days, but, Sunday, however, saw a nice, steady stream of folk for which I was grateful. It's hard standing in one place for the better part of one's day without the distraction of a chat and a sale to keep one going.
Our man across the way was selling lovely, hand-wrought, ceramic figures of various sizes and shades, but, mostly, the same angel-inspired shape. Even today he hadn't had much custom. I wonder what had put folk off? His work was clearly of good caliber. Are folk not into buying an winged statue or Xmas tree ornament as a gift for someone? I very much wanted to purchase an ornament, but was afraid I'd bang it up in my bag somehow during the market itself. There's no place to hang your bag in the Xmas market huts and I could just see myself inadvertently crushing underfoot something both that I'd just spent a pretty penny on and was so very pretty itself. As it turned out, the ceramic figure seller came over to my stall just before closing this evening and gifted me a very small (think: fit into the palm on one's hand) angel statue. I was very touched by his gesture.