In our house we are getting ready to load in to the Union Square Holiday Market, just three weeks after closing up at the Meatpacking market. The holiday market opens one week from today on November 16th. But long before the booths are filled with goodies, there's the craziness of "if you build it, they will come." Visits to IKEA (this time in limited light thanks to Hurricane Sandy) and Home Depot (where some things were sold out thanks to Storm Athena). We're forever making long lists of what has to be transported: 2 heaters, 2 tables, 3 mirrors, 8 table legs, drill, nails, track lighting, garbage pail, shelves, phone charger... two pages long, but somehow it all fits into Natasha's godmother's car. Oh, and the jewelry!
|The IKEA gods watch over Natasha as she turns boxes of parts into real furniture.|
Many vendors hire a contractor to build out the booth.
Since she is handy with a drill, Natasha wanted to do much of it herself.
|"Does this thing work?"|
|At the end of a long load-in day,|
it's time to zip-tie and padlock the shop closed.
Wink and Flip
wink and flip