Pictures of my booth st Stars

FINALLY, I can take a picture of the entire inside of my booth and show the WHOLE space!

6.10.13 signs Michael Stars 064I’m glad I decided to ‘close off’ that entire left side instead of leaving a secondary entry/exit.  Before it felt like your eyes went straight to the opening and what was beyond.  Now, it invites you to come in and stay a while and look around.  ahhhhhhhh. .

6.10.13 signs Michael Stars 067Keeping the items on either side of the booth entry ‘below eye level’ really opens up the space.

6.10.13 signs Michael Stars 066AND these items are easy to ‘change up’ so the space always looks refreshed.

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From the outside corner (on the left) the items kind of ‘stair step’ down, which further draws your eyes INTO the space.

6.10.13 signs Michael Stars 092I think the next ‘move’ is going to be to move the dresser to the left side wall, facing OUT.  Put lower items in it’s place to create more visible wall space to hang signs.

DON’T FORGET THE BIG FLEA MARKET AT  CURIOSITIES  THIS SATURDAY FROM 10AM – 3PM!!    Michael will have a space (ALL his own!  No help from me per his request!) with lots of unfinished shelves and garden tables etc.  Pictures tomorrow!

Rearraned my space at Curiosities

Working on my booth at CURIOSITIES in Beaverton  again.  And I’m getting CLOSER to that ‘ahhhhhhhhhhh just right’ feeling!  But of course as soon as I DO get there, furniture will sell and I’ll have to rearrange everything all over again!  Good thing I enjoy the process of rearranging!  And it always ‘pays off’ to refresh and rearrange your booth.

6.4.13 projects CURIOUS Stars 042In this rearrange, my primary goal was to reorient the ‘entry’ more to the middle.  Mission accomplished.  Although I’m not entirely ‘sold’ of these specific items flanking the entrance.

6.4.13 projects CURIOUS Stars 033Like my booth at Stars, this one is open on two sides.  MANY more display opportunities, so it may take longer to figure out what works best.  It really depends upon HOW the customer ‘walks the aisles’  as to what they see first.  So I’m trying to cover ALL the bases.  I moved this entire display ‘wall of crates’ from an inside wall to the outside ‘open side’, creating more of an enclosed space.  On the INSIDE of the booth I have another display that backs up to the back side of this ‘wall’.

6.4.13 projects CURIOUS Stars 056This is part of the inside display that backs up to the crate wall.

6.4.13 projects CURIOUS Stars 057This is the rest of it.

6.4.13 projects CURIOUS Stars 032Left side of the entrance.

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Right side of the entrance.

6.4.13 projects CURIOUS Stars 045This backs up to the crates on the right side of the entrance.

6.4.13 projects CURIOUS Stars 059This backs up to the picket shelf on the left side of the entrance.

6.4.13 projects CURIOUS Stars 047STILL trying to figure out what to do with all the signs that I don’t have room to hang!

6.4.13 projects CURIOUS Stars 049Because both available wall are FULL of signs!

6.4.13 projects CURIOUS Stars 050THIS wall of signs in my next ‘do-over’ project.  Want to blend in more of my bigger signs so it looks less cluttered.

6.4.13 projects CURIOUS Stars 043I got more of the ‘family values’ subway signs made and stocked in BOTH malls.  Did them in Ivory and Aqua this time.  $39.00. (they measure about 16″ x 32″; BIG!)

6.4.13 projects CURIOUS Stars 061I am continuing to stock both primitive rustic items  and shabby chic Paris decor.  Will have to wait and see which style sells better at this location, and/or figure out a better way to combine both!

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 They don;t really look BAD displayed together.

6.4.13 projects CURIOUS Stars 036Maybe I just need to spend a little more TIME getting the smalls better grouped.  It’s amazing what I notice when I look at the pictures at home that I totally missed in person!

Fine tuning my new space at Stars

After looking at the pictures I took last week of my new space, I decided I needed to ‘switch up’ a few things.  As well as I THOUGHT I had planned everything out, I had quite a bit to do-over.

3.12.13 NEW BOOTH Stars 001First was this out facing ‘wall’.  I have several of both white and aqua display shelves.  Can’t believe it didn’t ‘occur to me’ that it would look better to have all the same color on the same side?!?!?  Not that it looks BAD like this.  Just that it could look BETTER if both shelves were the same color.

3.20.13 stars Passion signs 080So I switched it to this.  The white and these aqua shelved are back to back; so I just switched them around.  (had to completely EMPTY them first of course!)  It just looks more ‘cohesive’ now.  Agreed?

3.20.13 stars Passion signs 055The next issue was the walking space (or LACK thereof!) inside the booth.  The bed took up more space than I thought it would; leaving very little room to actually walk through the booth.

3.20.13 stars Passion signs 056I didn’t want to get rid of the bed, but I needed to ‘make it shorter’ somehow.  It was a folding aluminum cot, and could not be shortened at all.  Michael had cut a couple of pieces of plywood for me to lay on the cot springs to protect the air mattress; so I thought I would use those and some stacked wood crates to make a faux and shorter bed.

3.20.13 stars Passion signs 057So I went to our storage garage to get the crates and had to move an old folding card table out of the way.  LIGHTBULB MOMENT!  Why couldn’t I just use the card table for a bed?!?!  Having it higher would help keep kids from climbing on it.  But one card table wasn’t quite long enough for all the pillows and some folded spreads at the foot of the bed.  So I used the two sheets of plywood to ‘extend’ the length of my card table a little at the head and foot!  And I’ll have storage space underneath!

3.20.13 stars Passion signs 092I was now able to put the vintage baby basket full of additional vintage chenille spreads and a basket full of little heart pillows  at the foot of the bed; which pretty much used up all the extra floor space I had just created.  BUT, as that stuff sells I’ll be able to move the baby basket.

3.20.13 stars Passion signs 091But it still ‘opened up’ the space quite considerably.  And the bed really doesn’t look like it’s not a real bed.

I can believe I didn’t think of using a table for a ‘make shift’ bed before?!?!  Like back when we had our own shop to display all the vintage bedspreads on?  And when we did shows?!?!?  Pillows and bed ‘thing’s just look SO much more ‘appealing; ON a bed (or something that LOOKS like a bed!)  So, save this little nugget of information in your memory bank for future use if you ever need a display bed and don’t have room for or just don’t HAVE a real bed!