- Jun 29, 2005
Some of you may remember a few weeks ago I mentioned "fixing up" a coffee mug as a hostess gift? Well, I finally got my mugs in and had a show so I could try it out. I took one mug, filled it with bon bons (only $1.97 a bag at Walmart. They are big, so it only takes 4 to fill it), added a chocolate covered spoon and a sample bag of PC coffee. Then I wrapped it in clear cellophane and tied it off with a small white Twixit Clip. Everyone oohed and aaahed over it and I sold 3 sets!! I talked about how the handle on these were big enough for men to get their fingers through and that kind of thing. One of the guests had told me she had never noticed the mugs in the catalog before, and this was her seventh show OF MINE that she has been to. Before I started selling, she had been to dozens. Actually, she took me to my first show. There was one woman there whose Husband owns his own business. After the show, they decided to order 10 of the medium striped bowls, 10 Season's Best cookbooks and 2 boxes of beer bread mix. They are going to make up mini loves of bread and cookies and put them in the bowls and wrap them up and give them to their employees. They loved the whole idea of how I wrapped up the coffee mug, but they said the coffee mug wasn't big enough.