Monday, May 3, 2010

Craft Fair Part 2: The Display

It's time for Part 2 of the craft fair recap.  I had some trouble taking shots of the whole booth and so I tried to break it down into pieces.  My two tables are on the left and Homemade Grits is on the right.
Homemade Grits' table is below.  You can also read about her experience and see more photos here!
I've decided I want a little girl if for the sole reason to put her in Lesley's adorable dresses. I know that's not a great reason to have a child, but seriously. 

A couple notes about my display:
-Most everything from the table clothes to the mirrors are vintage, thrifted, or borrowed.
-I started collecting plates for my last fair and pick something up when I'm at vintage shops if I think it will work for the jewelry.  Details on some of the vintage items were blogged about here.
-The painter's case was a hit and made browsing for brooches and necklaces pretty easy.
-Having a thoughtful table display is kind of like wearing a great cocktail dress to a party.  You feel more confident when people approach your table so the extra work is definitely worth it.  

 The online shop has re-opened and I will be working the next couple of weeks to get all sorts of new items listed including a ton of necklaces. Thanks for all of your kind words.  After sharing all these photos I sort of feel like you were there with me:) Happy Monday!

31 comments:

PS~Erin said...

I love the little painter's suitcase! What a neat idea. Everything looks so pretty and fun: I definitely would have stopped, browsed, and purchased!

alexkeller said...

everything looks great!!! (and there's that little tray that looks familiar...)

Ginger said...

Your table looked fabulous! If I lived down there I totally would have shopped there;)

Good table displays are key, definitely; I'm starting to amass things to display my pieces on and putting together practice tables to see how things flow . . .

Tiina said...

haha, I need a little girl so that I can justify my handbag and shoe shopping habits, since "i must spare something nice for her to use some day.."

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

so lovely!
and I so need a little girl too!!

Life Smart it said...

great display .. so fresh and colorful :) .. congrats

Marilyn said...

Looks beautiful, Christina. Congratulations!

CBJ said...

sounds like so much fun! wish i lived close so i could have visited your booth!

monika said...

It looks wonderful, Christina! Congratulations!!

Sandy a la Mode said...

holy moly! all of those cabachons and fabrics, everything is soo lovely! if i want, i'd think i'd buy the whole booth, no joke!!

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

The stand looks so lovely Christina!
sell more-more-more!(too much caffeine this morning) All the best I mean...~
xo

Iva said...

so beautiful!! you did an amazing job with the display!! I love your tags!! FANTASTIC!!!

Wally´s Paper said...

Wauw! Looks great, I would love to visit your booth.
The way you have it about having a girl just to dress her up, is the way I have it with having a summerhouse... my husband think it is a bit to much to buy a summerhouse, just so I can outlive my romantic decorating ideas there, when we haven´t got the time to stay in the house in our weekends and holidays... Men!?!?

say.la vie said...

I love your use of color and clever way to display! Gorgeous!!

Beach House Living said...

Your displays are so cute.
I like the colorful bandannas too.

Angie said...

LOVE the set up!!!

Design Darling said...

congratulations, christina! the display looks amazing and the whole fair looks like so much fun :)

Krystal Kerr said...

Glad everything turned out, looks great! I will be having my first craft fair adventure in one month.. eek!

drollgirl said...

GIRL, you've got a flair for this! everything looks impeccable! presentation counts for so much, and you have nailed it! just fab. of course i want it all -- the jewelry, the cloth, the displays. god i am greedy!

Anna Liesemeyer said...

what a fun space Christina!
Excellent job at reflecting your work in your display. Going to check out those dresses now.

passport in my pocket said...

love the reindeer and vintage briefcase! great display ladies :)

jennifer young said...

ooooo so pretty. wish i could have been there!
j.

lisaroy said...

what great displays! I'd be like a kid in a candy store at your booth!

The Cottage Cheese said...

Your tables look beautiful! You two are so creative :)

Diana said...

Everything looks amazing!! I'd def be a groupie at your table.

You Are My Fave said...

It looks awesome. I'm glad that the show was a success.

Bromeliad said...

Your earring tags are as pretty as the jewelry.

Maggie Rose said...

Everything turned out sooo cute! And Lesley's stuff is adorable too. I love the displays you did and definitely would have whipped out my wallet!

Glad to hear it went well!

bonjouritsjinah said...

The display looked so good!! I'm so sorry I ran off without saying hi that Saturday. It was getting crowded in your booth and I was getting antsy that if I chatted too long, then it might drive off potential sales. And it was right around the time that really big dog knocked a bunch of things off the table so I thought I would get out of the way. I'm glad things went well!

bonjouritsjinah said...

The display looked so good!! I'm so sorry I ran off without saying hi that Saturday. It was getting crowded in your booth and I was getting antsy that if I chatted too long, then it might drive off potential sales. And it was right around the time that really big dog knocked a bunch of things off the table so I thought I would get out of the way. I'm glad things went well!

UU said...

how cute! can't believe i missed it! i went to downtown after the chinese school party that day, there were several fairs going on, but didn't find the indie fair. After dealing with the naughty kids several hours and walking circles in downtown, finally decided to give up. your stuff and the kids clothes are absolutely gorgeous! hope the sale went well!

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