The evolution of my booth...
I'm pretty happy with how it turned out this year. I plan to keep it set up pretty much like this next year. I may add a box to display more ornaments, but other than that, it worked pretty well. We received many compliments on it at War Eagle. It has changed quite a bit since my first one in Georgia. My first Art Festival booth was pretty sad. You can see my first pitiful booth here.
Setting Up Process
Last week I wrote about surviving my first War Eagle (see that post here) and said that I would talk more about my booth set up this week. I will share photos from the start of set up to finish. It was quite a chore to put up, but we had 2 days before the show to set it up.
Since this event was under a large tent (4 large tents actually), and our space was 8 x 13, we had to modify our set up. In outdoor shows we used an EZ-up tent and use the frame to hang things from. But that wouldn't fit in this space, so we had to come up with something else for support of my backdrop. My trusty Assistant, my Hubby, Asst. Sam, came up with the idea for the backdrop frame. (That's him on the ladder) He used electrical conduit to create the frame. We used that to hang the curtains for my backdrop.
Since we didn't have the EZup tent sides, I bought some white curtains to fill in and used the pink curtains that I bought last year, for the corners. I think it adds a pop of color and makes the booth stand out and easy to find! I used the turquoise curtains and table cloths last year, along with the white table skirts.
We added the white shadow box displays to the stair-step display this year. That worked well to display my little houses in little groups to show customers examples of how they can be used. We also added the tall white cabinet to display groups of houses, decorated plates, and larger houses. It all came together, just as I had envisioned. Next year will be much simpler since we have all of the display worked out. I just need to concentrate on creating enough to sell over the four day show.
Thanks to my Hubby for all of his work putting this together and sticking with me the entire show. I couldn't have done this without him!
Thanks also to my Mom for sewing the pennant flags for my bunting across the front of my booth and on the back wall. It added so much and many people commented on it also!
And thanks to my Dad for building my stair step display for my houses a few years ago. They work great!
I am so blessed to be surrounded by family that are supportive and talented.
Click here for links to:
I Survived War Eagle ... Part I
Booth Changes 2010
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