Here's a neat idea if you have the space...create an elaborate "centerpiece" display of showcased items in your booth or shop.
That is what Trish of Domestic Cow Antiques did at a recent show in Glastonbury, CT. This idea not only can be used at indoor shows, but I have seen it work quite well at outdoors shows and markets as well. It helps to "contain" your space and create a warm and inviting look. Another perk is that you can add refreshments to this center table as well as your business card or promotional materials.
While Trish of Domestic Cow Antiques was parading around in a vintage 1950's apron as I was taking photos of her booth. Smack in the center of her booth was this wonderful carefully arranged grouping of antiques and collectibles for sale.
Using a soft blue as the color scheme for her booth, Trish added a burst of color with a spectacular live yellow flower arrangement centered on her special display table. Using the same color blue tablecloths throughout her booth, Trish was able to create a unique "shop" feel what iis on other days a school gymnasium.
Adding Charming Blue Gingham
Sticking with the blue color theme, Trish added a blue gingham fabric to her table which displayed kitchen collectibles. Here she edged the table with her personal collection of vintage hand made pot holders. A border of red, sunflower yellow, green and white crocheted "dresses" and "florals" adds "life" and "charm" to the table of kitchen collectibles.
Photo Courtesy of:
Domestic Cow Antiques
C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of Iantiqueonline.com an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro café.
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