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Redoing my Booth Part 1

Most of the shows I do are small, indoor shows with a table based setup – usually 1 8ft table, sometimes an 8ft and 1 or 2 6ft ones. I’ve cobbled together quite a collection of display items, table coverings and random STUFF in the last 12 years!

This year I decided I wanted a more custom and cohesive look. I wanted it to fit with the brand I have in mind – to use more of a clean but also nature inspired theme.  I started by making notes of how I could do that using what I already have and adding a few pieces.

Table Coverings

I kept my old table coverings but plan on editing how they are used a bit as I accumulate more of them. I’d like the green to get draped and mounded a bit on the table tops to make more of a grass or forest floor feeling. In their previous lives, these were clearance queen sized flat sheets and inexpensive fake satin drapes.

Display Trees

Speaking of forest… these are probably the biggest change. I had been experimenting with wood cut outs of trees to hang items on and finally drew up plans. My dad visited over the weekend and cut a TON OF THEM out for me so away I go. I have two sizes here and they will be excellent for hanging jewelry, ornaments… you name it. When not in use, they pack flat and they are super light.

Next up is swapping out some of my other fixtures for easier show items!

The Craft Show Cheer

Two weekends ago I had the craft show lament and I was trying to think up a song or poetry related word for a positive experience. No real luck on that.

This weekend’s show was the one at Harvest Hills Alliance Church, a big congregation up in the northwest of the city. Apart from a slightly odd signup process the show earns my praises. Super organized by cheery, enthusiastic people, well advertised, awesome attendance, lots and lots of variety, good causes to support and cookies and coffee passed around. I’m not sure how much better you can ask!

Purple Pony The requisite booth shot

And the sales were fabulous there. And I had a table beside my crafty friend, the very talented Christine of Purple Pony Art. And the baker I see at other shows had some lovely cookies again. And someone had fudge. And I ran into a dear friend from college.

Basically the show was great! Looking forward to it next year.

* You can see my raised earring stand in the photo of my booth, beside the board of pendants. Yes, that is all I did, put the earrings up about 12 inches on a box riser and it made a difference, again. No people throwing their backs out looking at my work!