September 19, 2011

Weekend Wrap up


I did have a productive weekend. I worked on my display for my upcoming outdoor show this coming weekend, Harvest Festival in Sharon Springs, NY.  I will be there Saturday and Sunday if you are in the area, come on over! I think it's going to be a blast.

Anyway, I'm sure that if you have been on Pinterest, you must have seen this picture flying around the boards:
Very inspiring! I have been fantasizing about this set up since I saw this image. It came from Hello, Friend.



















I already had some of these wooden crates. So Saturday I was able to set up table #1, with what I had at home. Here is a pic:


I bought some linen covered busts and they'll fit into the display somewhere. In the emptiness above the bracelet bar in the box at the right,  I inserted eye pins and hung string for this effect:


and in the other empty box, I added hooks at the top for this effect:


Then, on Sunday I went out antiquing to several local stores to find more boxes. I found enough for table #2. It's been fun putting it all together.

Here are a few more empty spaces for small bracelet holders and busts. I bought a few old spools, added hooks and it makes a great necklace display. Gotta sneak a few owls in there too!  I will probably do another section of slate tiles in front of this display like in table #1.

The best find of the day though was this dress form! I am pretty stoked and never thought I'd ever run into one, especially for $30.  She's a beauty with cool adjustable plates.


Yesterday, my friend Theresa, who is helping me out with the show this weekend, came over and we did a practice run at setting up the tent.  It was a bit challenging but we got it. I just hope when they give us our spot, we'll end up on grass.  I think I even figured out the weight issue.
Going to bungee some 20 lb weights on each leg. Hopefully that'll do it.



27 comments:

  1. Oh you are so ready! Love the set up, and you are so lucky to have found that beautiful dress form ... can't wait to hear how the festival goes. Hoping you have fantastic weather, Lorelei.

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  2. This is a seriously great set up. I am a bit jealous of your dress form and especially the price tag.

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  3. Thanks for showing us your setup. I love it!!!! I'm always on the lookout for interesting displays. Mine is getting so boring and I'm ready for a change. I've had my name on a list for a dress form, but not sure I can handle the cost. Lucky you to have one!!!!

    Good luck at the show!!!

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  4. Way cool setup, and some good finds for you! Can't wait to hear how the show goes!

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  5. Love these ideas I am going to look for a shallow box today. I have been trying to think of how to display my focal beads vertically, my table was pretty crowded last time.

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  6. The dress form is a true find! I've been looking for one for over 2 years and can't find one I like or if I like it, it's not under $200!!
    Great display - this is so rustic and nice - beautifully done!

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  7. Oh, everything is looking great. I hope you show us the pics of your tent. I'm jealous too of that dress form. A serious steal, and she looks great!

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  8. I spent the weekend doing the same thing, that and blog hopping! I have a show next weekend in Annapolis, so I too (with help from my husband) set up my tent and tables etc. I love the set of drawers on your table. The set I have is not aged as beautifully! One of the things I have been doing to add height to my table is cover cardboard boxes in various sizes with handmade paper. I am also using some thick tree branches (that fell from Hurricane Irene) to drape bracelets over. Works like a bracelet stand, but prettier and more in tune with my nature theme! Thanks for sharing your inspiration photos!

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  9. I love it! My setup seriously needs some updating. Setup is half the battle. Can't get people in your booth to buy if you don't have an eye catching display. Good luck!

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  10. So eyecatching! I think you will draw in lots of customers with your well-planned set-up! Have fun and sell, sell, sell!!!

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  11. This looks great, and what a wonderful find on the dress form! I did an outdoor show this past weekend, and used the tent weight tutorial on the ETYS Metal blog - worked great but the weather was terrible.

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  12. I really love it. Gorgeous!So rustic and elegant. About the weights if you already have them then go for that but they also sell some discs weights for tents that are easy to carry. Good luck!

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  13. Looks gorgeous and so in keeping with your style/taste. Am certain you'll do really well!

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  14. Loving your setup Lorelei, it is going to look amazing. I have been in awe of that picture since I seen it.

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  15. That dress form was a great find! For $30, it would be hard to buy just the iron stand. Love the entire setup, what a great vibe!

    Ann
    mycriticaleye.com

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  16. Great set-up Lorelei! Have a blast!

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  17. Just Lovely Lorelei!

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  18. Loving everything about your setup Lorelei! I just know your show is going to be great! And I'm super envious over your dress form... what a fantastic find! What will you name her? :-)

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  19. Thanks for sharing your set-up. I love the crate with little drawers. I hope you have a great show.
    Lori

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  20. Gorgeous set up, really inspiring. I love all those owls! And I agree, that dress form was a bargain. I dream of coming across such things!

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  21. Cool display. Great ideas. Good luck with your show!

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  22. Super set up! I worked in clay many, many years ago and was always looking for a highly portable, light-weight assemble/disassemble it myself display. Looks like you've found the perfect one. Your crates can carry your merchandise, too!

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  23. Lorelei, I just love these displays!!

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  24. your displays are fantastic!!!

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  25. Oooohhh! Your set-up is fantastic. I'm amazed that you are able to find so many useful things so easily. I never have that kind of luck! AND a dress form for 30 buck! AWESOME!
    I know I'm late, late posting on this. . .so I hope it went well. I'm just now catching up after all the bead soup!

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  26. Wow... great set up and what scores!! I'm always looking for wooden crates and they are so hard to find around here. I can't believe all those luscious crates AND your dress form! Nice! Looks great :)

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  27. Years ago I had a dress form that looked like that one... it was green and in great shape! Sold it years ago and have never found one in good enough shape since then so I sprang for a new one at Homegoods. I LOVE what you did and you can carry your display items in the boxes. smart!!

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