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« on: November 12, 2005 05:46:54 PM »

Hi!
I am looking for ways to improve my booth set up for craft shows.  Right now I use two homemade wooden lattices hinged together to hang my bags, and a table for smaller pieces.  



I see some people at the craft shows that have these really professional looking booths.  Where do they buy this stuff?? I've been looking online, but nothing looks very portable.  

Thanks!! Grin
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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2005 08:15:31 PM »

wow! love your designs!  as a designer... here are some hints we use for arranging rooms and such that might apply:

try having the dimensions of your table the same as the dimensions of 1 lattice panel.  each item should relate to everything else in some way... color... size... shape...

go to the fabric store and look at the wall of fabric and pick the one that catches your eye first... use it for a table cloth. 

clean lines help make your products stand out...  have the table cloth go all way to the floor so it isn't distracting.

pick a solid color from the table cloth print and staple it to the back (or front if you can adapt your hangers) of the lattices.

stand back and pick out the bags that you notice first... (this is always easier said than done)  arrange them so it draws your eye around your space... think spiral... drawing your eye to a focal point such as your business sign/logo.

if your business name is Girly Girl Bags...  throw in some wild pink or purple.  Maybe hang some feather boas and strings of pearls from a hatstand?

Hope these might help!
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2005 06:55:05 AM »

Wow, that is some fantastic feedback!  Thank you for taking the time to look at my set-up. 

I will definitely put these ideas into action.

Thanks again!

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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2005 08:07:24 AM »

yeah, the first thing I noticed is the gap in the middle. I almost looked past your bags and through that gap. You need to make a more visually strong statement by eliminating that gap and saying "here is my stuff, you can't look past it"
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2005 08:22:30 AM »

I agree the gap in the center is really distracting.  I would also tack opaque fabric (that matches your table cloth) behind the lattice so it is nice and smooth.  I think seeing other peoples stuff through the openings makes your booth overly busy.  I would also rethink the table right in the front, it seems like it would be difficult to reach the handbags in the back.   
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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2005 10:16:15 AM »

I agree the gap in the center is really distracting.  I would also tack opaque fabric (that matches your table cloth) behind the lattice so it is nice and smooth.  I think seeing other peoples stuff through the openings makes your booth overly busy.  I would also rethink the table right in the front, it seems like it would be difficult to reach the handbags in the back.   

Currenlty I use the table for smaller purses and things that don't fit on the lattice.  Would you put the table off to the side? 

During outdoor shows I use both sides of the lattices since there is usually more room to walk around, but I really like the idea of the opaque fabric on the back side. 
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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2005 10:37:50 AM »

I just did my first craft show selling my purses this last weekend.  I was concerned about what would be showing behind my booth.  I solved this problem by using four old doors. I hinged two doors together so I had two corners.  In between the two corner sections, I hung up a sheer curtain with a tension rod.  Everything in my booth was white so the purses would stand out.  I had a small table to the side to sit by.  Rather then a table in the front of the booth, I used some benches on the side of the booth for more display.  I wanted people to be able to come in and look and touch.  I think you have a great display, but agree that putting some fabric or paper behind the lattice and in between would look very nice
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2005 08:50:25 AM »

My mom makes purses and we made a new display for them this year. We took an old antique ladder (one whole ladder, not a step latter), cut it in half (from the middle) and attached the tow halves at the top with hinges, so form a "V" so it would stand on its own. Then we put cup hangers along each of the ladder rungs to hang the purses on.
I also though if you didn't have that much room, you could cut the ladder in half (through the rungs) and then reattach the ladder backwards, so that each half of the rungs would be sticking out instead of together, so you could hang the purses on the rungs. It would look kinf of like a tee-pee when standing...at least in my brain it does!

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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2005 10:31:35 AM »

That's a great idea!  Thank you.
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