This time of year we are usually starting to get stressed about getting
our Saturday Market booth out and display spruced up. But not this
year. After careful thought and budget reviews and listening to the
inner whine and sometimes not so inner whine, we have decided to
take an official leave of absence from the Eugene Saturday Market
and Holiday Market.
We are grateful to the Saturday Market for giving us the opportunity for 22 years
(!!!!!!!) to grow our little jewelry business. But it’s time for a sabbatical as my
Mom put it. We worked hard and spent many many days in the bitter cold rain
and scalding heat, driving an hour each way to sell our stuff face to face with
our customers. Then Etsy came along almost 7 years ago and changed everything.
We have the option to return next year to our reserved booth spaces. But for now
we are savoring the freedom of enjoying the weekends and not getting up even
earlier than we do the rest of the week. I am so not a morning person.
As we get older the knowledge that our time is precious becomes pounded into us. It became
clear that this is the time to take a break from the weekend market lifestyle and enjoy
hanging with the kids and relaxing.
Good luck and best wishes for a great new selling season to all our friends at Saturday
Market. I hope our prime corner spot on the corner of 8th and west Park serves
the new booth holder well!