Just posting pics of OUR area today. Will post the rest tomorrow. I’m still pretty wiped out from setting up so much stuff in 12 hours. I slept for 10 hours last night. Got up and fixed Michael’s breakfast and lunch, then went back to bed and slept for another four hours. Putzed around the house for a bit, then took a 2 hour nap!!! On to the photoshow:
I’ve been wanting to try this ‘enclosed’ (but still airy!) look for the spot we set up at this in. Finally gave it a try this year. The show owner provides the lattice dividers, and I just used two ‘three-part’ sections and folded them around one end of each table at the entry to our area. Placed a board across the top and draped some tulle. What do you think of the look? Yea or nay?
Here’s what it looks like from farther back. I hung vintage sheer curtains on the fronts of the lattice. For the next show, I’d like to try hanging strands of little LED lights on the inside part of the lattice. Creating this backdrop gave me a good spot to create 2 little vignettes, since I didn’t have a LOT of the pink or aqua stuff. The effect is much more dramatic when you don’t water it down by blending it in with a lot of other colors.
Beachy blue on one side. Some spiffed up old directors chairs with new seats/backs, and the word ‘relax’ stamped on the back.
And the pink side, with a little bit of green for contrast.
My wire mannequin with feather wings and a pretty handmade apron (apron made by another vendor)
Cool vintage pink shelf, vintage pink chenille spreads, old pink picnic basket.
Pink chair, vintage pink kitchen step stool and very rusty old pink three tire metal cart.
And below is what you see when you walk through the doorway:
This antique full size spool bed is in nearly perfect condition! We opted to NOT set it up with a mattress, but to use the space for more furniture.
Little shelf along the back wall.
A little more of the back wall. In this facility we aren’t allowed to hang anything on the walls, so I have to be creative! Michael cut some big shutters in half for me, and we set those on top of our display tables; and can hang pictures from the shutter slats.
Looking down the left side. These SIDE walls are ‘temporary ones’ that the show owner installs, so we CAN hang things on them. I try to NOT place the big 8′ tables along the sides too much, so I can better access them to use for hanging thing on. I always seem to have an excess of things that need to be hung. Guess I got used to having lots of hanging space when we had our own store.
A bit of a better look across the back wall. Still have a bit of primitive stuff left at this show, but it will probably be the LAST show that we bring the primitive to. It’s just becoming too much work to keep up with more than one style. Especially when the beach and cottage are ALL we sell at the antique malls. There really seems to NOT be much of a demand (locally at least!) for primitive and folk art style furniture and decor.
Right side wall, black furniture and lots of signs!
My little hand stitched owls and kitties.
LOTS of monogram letters! Had some fun and spelled out a few words with them. “beach”
“home” These wood framed monograms have an easel back and can also stand up.
“Sophie”, “nest” and “party”
“song’ These white frames have a pretty satin ribbon to hang from.
Lots of other monograms!
Handcrafted monogram tags’ just $1.95 each! Great to tie onto packages as gift tags or enclose with a card as a little gift.
This big shabby white curio display shelf IS for sale.
This great shabby Paris chic chest of drawers is only $79.00!
The show continues, weekdays; 10am – 8pm through Saturday, 10am – 5pm.