It’s so HOT that I just burned my hand opening the car door!! And it’s not even the ‘hottest part of the day’ YET?!?! Ack!!! I though I was going to work outside, painting sign boards today. 101 degrees is just too much for me to work in, even in the shade!
Not only is it early in the day to be getting this hot already, it’s quite early in the SUMMER for us to get this hot here in the Pacific Northwest. We had a string of 90-100 degree days the end of June; then it cooled off a bit for 4th of July week. Used to be that it never got this hot until August, and only for maybe 3 days. sigh. If I wanted this kind of heat, I’d move back to California! Thank God for air conditioning and popsicles!
I am finally getting more display shelves painted and in place in my booth at Curiosities.
Took these 2 shelf units in a couple of weeks ago. The bases are from an old display at Stars; an end table cut in half. Michael added some 2×2’s for back legs and I painted them to match the shelves. Raising the ‘plain ole box shelves’ up one legs really dresses them up nicely, AND is quite practical.
You want to get your displayed items as close to eye level as possible. Stuff that you put on the bottom shelves typically does not sell very well. (so be sure to ROTATE it to higher shelves!) With the pretty curved legs of these shelf bases, the product under the shelves is nicely ‘framed’ and more noticeable than if it was just a bottom shelf.
You also want to ‘be aware’ of what your booth entry is ‘framing’. What items it draws your eye to at the back of your booth. I don’t ALWAYS remember to display with that in mind. Looking at pictures helps me notice things like that which may go unnoticed when I ma there in person. It’s a continual process! As soon as something sells, everything has to be rearranged!
I will continue to use the crate shelf system on this outer facing wall where I predominately have primitives on display. Not sure how long I’ll continue to stock the primitive stuff. Really depends upon how well it sells!
I’m not entirely ‘sold’ on how the transition from primitive to cottage works at this corner. But then I also don’t have any BETTER ideas right now. So, I’ll just ‘let it ride’ for a while as I focus on the inside of my booth; then see how I feel about it then!
Last week I got rid of SOME of the crates inside the booth; replacing them with this shelf. will be adding another shelf this week. These are ‘raised’ up off the floor and sitting on a bench to get the product closer to eye level.
Reconfigured the outer crate wall a bit to incorporate the crates I took from the inside. I KNOW I have too much stuff sitting on the floor in this display! And NONE of it has sold! But I can’t stand bare spots in my display. So, I just occasionally rotate it to higher shelves!
Took in some more cow pitchers and creamers.