snow and the last hurrah at the flea

December 20, 2008 |  Category:   holidays life the biz

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It finally snowed in Brooklyn yesterday, for real. M was so excited she was bouncing off the walls, but we only managed to step outside for a moment to play in the snow because we were waiting for a postal pickup which never came. So that meant Mark had to struggle through the snow with 17 large packages before the post office closed at 5. Never again. We paid for a postal pickup within a 2 hour window every day this week and it went fine, but I guess if you don’t pay the $14.95, the post office doesn’t take the pickup seriously?

As of today we are done with shipping packages, but it’s too close to really process it all. I also delivered a huge deadline for my project yesterday, so I feel doubly relieved, but I won’t really get a break till wednesday since I have a a few more work deliverables. Today I organize the house a bit and spend time with the kids. Mark’s back in the kitchen baking, this time for neglected wholesale orders and the Flea. He’ll be at “Gifted” tomorrow, which is also the last Brooklyn Flea for the year. It feels very appropriate that we end the holiday season with the Flea, the venue that started it all. I’ve been emailing with Eric Demby (Flea organizer) a bit, reflecting on this past year, remembering when he stopped by to sample our goods 2 weeks before opening weekend. I don’t know if either of us knew where the Flea or our business would end up after year’s end. I think we are both pleasantly surprised.

Update: Everything sold at the Flea! Thank god for last minute shoppers (speaking of which, we are planning on ditching the kids with the grandparents Wednesday and doing our shopping). Mark had to set aside some things that he was banking on saving for some wholesale orders since we didn’t think there would be such a crowd due to the weather, and now has to bake some more for some last minute requests. He thought he was done, bwahaha.

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  • Lani December 20, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    So glad your pace is less crazy! And these pictures are beautiful! I’ve been trying to do a snow close-up but my camera isn’t cooperating. Yours are always so good….

  • Fiona December 20, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    It must be nice to be done. Everything you sent for us was wonderful, and much enjoyed by our various friends. Thank you so much for your hard work and the way you run your business. It was easy for us, which I think is a high compliment in retail.

  • Brenda December 20, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    Congratulations on last orders going out — I’m too tired for it to feel good yet myself, but I know it will feel very good in the near future! Looking forward to some more shortbread (though my hips aren’t ….)!

  • Alicia December 21, 2008 at 3:32 am

    I’m pretty sure I’m coming tomorrow, but please try not to sell out before I get there in the early afternoon!! I know you have a habit of unloading in like, 3 hours! lol

  • alicia December 21, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Your photography is always so incredibly beautiful- but these snow images along with your adorable daughter are now my favorite. Truly beautiful.

    Sorry to read about the postal p/u. I’m sure it wasn’t fun schlepping all those packages in the snow…(had similar experience when the UPS Store decided to close early due to renovations– what carrier service renovates in the height of holiday season!)

    Looking forward to ordering more treats– truth be told, I had to hide a few from hubby.. He went wild over your marshmallows! Will order doubles next time. 🙂

    Have a Happy Holiday!

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