Can I just say how much I love Boise? So many people stopped by my booth at Wintry Market last weekend and shared stories about their grandmother’s teacup collection, or their memories of working on old typewriters, or their Idaho mountain adventures. The other Wintry vendors were all the most creative, eclectic, friendly people. I had just the best time with you, Boise.
One little girl chatted with me while looking through my Idaho stickers. She had bought a new toy deer and was specifically looking for stickers with plants on them. Her deer loves to eat plants, she informed me. She was just the cutest.
Another lovely lady told me about a friend of hers who, in the early days of computers, loved his typewriter so much he wrote his entire book on his typewriter for the experience – but then decided to do the next book on the computer.
Many people enjoyed guessing where different lake and mountain photographs were taken. I lost count of how many kids asked “What’s that?!?!” to the large typewriter photograph that was the centerpiece of my display. You have to be of a certain age to appreciate some of my photos, that’s for sure!
Quite a few people came to look more closely at the giant photograph of an old Shriners band that was hanging on the wall behind my booth. We had fun speculating about the year it was taken and I loved hearing anecdotes about relatives and friends who were Shriners in years past.
Once again, the weekend reminded me of how great this town is that I live in and how amazing the community of makers is in this valley. Thanks for a great Wintry Market, my friends, and I look forward to next year!