Now that the wedding is over (phew!), I have been busy as a bee catching up with the production I had to cut back on towards Halloween. That said, the shop has been seeing a bunch of new customers in the past week alone, with the advent of Black Friday and early Christmas or holiday shopping.
That said, "yule" be glad to know that Archeress Arts is participating in the Connecticut Etsy Team's Holiday Spectacular Sale, from November 28th 2008 to midnight EST on December 24th, 2008. What this means for all my customers is that I am offering FREE First class shipping to anywhere, or a choice of $3.00 off Priority Mail shipments to anywhere. Since Etsy currently has my default shipping method as First Class Mail, I'll need to know if your order requires the Priority upgrade if you wish to take advantage of that part of the sale. Simply convo me with your request, and I'll send out an invoice with the adjusted shipping fees included on it.
What else is new? Oh, plenty...
Here's where I'll be setting up shop this winter:
Coming up just next weekend, Archeress Arts is hitting the road again, for the first time since spring. My shop will be open at the Barony Beyond the Mountain / Barony of Bergental Yule event, Saturday December 6th, at the First Congregational Church of West Springfield, in West Springfield, MA. http://www.eastkingdom.org/event-detail.html?eid=1677
Shop hours will be from approx 11:30am to 4pm.
January 30 and 31st - Birka
The shop will also be open at BIRKA, for the first time!
For those unfamiliar with this event, it is a very large SCA indoor event held at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH, similar in size and style to a con. The original focus/theme is Viking, however, the "market" area will show a broad range of historic-inspired items to shop from. Attendees are required to wear garb that reflects pre-16th century cultures, and information point does have loaner garb available upon request.
Details on where my shop will be in the merchant area (separate from the rest of the event) are still forthcoming, but I can tell you that the table will be set up on Friday evening, and open for business on Saturday, January 31st, from 9am to 9pm.
Last but absolutely not least - a big THANK YOU goes out to Carrie, one of my recent customers who selected the aqua and goldtone Rose necklace/earring set for her wedding this fall. This month's featured photo is of her wearing her finery as a simply stunning renaissance bride!
Lovely photo, Carrie, and may the future be full of warmth and joy for you and your family.