I've been collecting seashells for as long as I can remember. From east to west, coast to coast, and shore to shore, I always find a treasure to keep, and adore.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

It's Show Time!

I really thought that by this date and time I would be anxious, nervous, scared, terrified.....or SOMETHING! But I'm not.


I'm wondering if that means that I'm actually ready for this???
I think so.

These first pictures were before I changed my mind about something.

I wanted to use this crab trap to hold the earrings. But, depending on the length of the earrings determined if they lay nicely against the wire, or if they were short they kind of swung there, and you couldn't really see them. That's why the post earrings are on the bottom. It just wasn't working.

So I went with this earring rack that I picked up on Etsy. It's not very beachy, but it works.

Kim sent me a nice velveteen ring holder, and I still might use it, but I set up my rings on a brand new pair of white flip flops that I picked up on clearance for $1.50. They are so beachy :) The tie tacks and cuff links look like toes! Hahaha!

My book of seashells to display the bookmarks works great! I've had this book since I lived in Virginia in the early 90's.

This oak and glass case is full of sterling silver and 14k gold filled items. It has a lock on it for safe keeping. (shhhh I don't plan on locking it during the show...I'll be right there)

The bracelets work great on the old wood display my hubby made! I really like this! And the tables will be closer together on Saturday. That sticky velcro gave me fits all day. It was hotter than...well, you know what on Monday and they kept coming loose. I'm going to safety pin it in place from behind until I find the time to sew some hook and eye clasps around it.

The necklace stand box pegboard display works like a charm, and I can leave the necklaces in there to transport them without getting them tangled. I've already closed it up and tested it out, and they don't tangle or fall off the hooks at all! It's the perfect depth to butt the hook fronts to the pegboard facing it when closed....they can't fall off. And I have them staggered so they don't touch.

After setting these up, I realized I had a sterling necklace on a bust. That's been changed.

I bought a couple of nets from Hobby Lobby with 40% off coupons for each one. I went a couple of times to do this....I was on that side of town anyway :)

My mirror is not for sale!

I used the other net to clip barrettes on....still playing with this, but I do like it.

I will wrap something (maybe a beach towel?) around the base of the 'head'. Right below her (her! LOL!)
is a wicker bed tray that the hair pins are on.

I wanted them on the net....and may use clothes pins to attach them to it, and use this as my packaging station. Wait til you see my bags ;)

Did you notice the oar with pegs in it? Hanging above....it has table cloth weights on it.

This picture is horizontal on my SD card....thanks blogger. Anyway..... I would love a more attractive package for these, but haven't really had a chance to think of one. This was a spur of the moment thing because I wanted to use my oar. I've had it for years.

This cute metal aqua color coral basket we picked up from Bealls on Saturday. The ceiling fan pulls are in it. And there is the crab trap, sitting lonely at the edge of my 'shop'.

By this time, the sun was in the wrong place to get a good picture of the entire set up. If I stood farther back, it was a complete glare.

So there we have it! A complete mock set up!
My sign was hanging with zip ties, but I'm picking up some thin rope, or using bungees to keep it straight.

I have almost all of my hang tags attached, just a few left to do today, and then I am hand stamping a shell on white lunch bags, and maybe hole punching around it to string some curling ribbon through them. I will wrap the items in tissue paper upon purchase, and into a cute bag they go. Unless they want to wear it right then!

Laci is making signs in my font and colors that have 'HAIR BARRETTES' ....'FAN PULLS' and so on, on them.

What do ya think???? What else should I do? Any more tips of any kind? Have I missed anything?

A big THANK YOU to my hubby for helping to make this happen!!!!! You are the best babe!


Cheryl Kraynak said...

I luuuuvvvv your setup! OMG! You have put so much hard work into every detail. What great display ideas, too. I must admit, earrings are such a challenge to display, but I know you'll figure out new ways. Luckily you have helpers, beacause it can be so much effort to transport, set up and break down all those items. Good luck!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Oh Della, you have done an OUTSTANDING job on this display! I love everything about it! I just know you will be a huge hit. You have a great inventory supply too so there are lots of goodies to look at. I am so excited for you!

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Del this is so very awesome!! I'm so proud of you! Wish I was going to see your show although I would probably just spend all my time and money at your booth! I really loved that crab trap thing and was sorry it didn't work out....what if you turned it upside down and put it on a lazy susan? Then wouldn't the stuff hang better? Just a thought!

AntKaybe said...

Just perfect. I especially love the way you used flip flops & netting to display pieces. Girl, you must come down for the Placida Art Market this season. It starts up in Oct-Nov sometime. I couldn't find a schedule online but your stuff would sell like hotcakes. There is NO vendor fee. Spots are first come first serve but they are getting a ton of traffic from Boca Grande. I would also put together a crash box for inclement weather (if you haven't already) A few big tarps, zip ties, & duct tape of course. Great job - now go make some $$$$

Kimberly Glesenkamp said...

You've done a great job with display. SO creative!

Kandi Phillips said...

Mom this looks great, I love it! Everything is so perfect and it is totally beachy!

Daniella said...

Della I lov it!! I think it is perfect! All of your items are gorgeous, but I really like the paper clips with shells! They are so cute!! Perfect bookmarks. I hope I didn't offend you by loving the most non jewelry thing. I love your jewelry!! that clip just caught my eye. The hair clips and their display are fabulous too!!
Awesome my friend!!! Good Luck!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It really does look great! I can NOT believe how much jewelry you have made to sell! What will you take for it all...heeheehee! I sure do love it all! I'm so PROUD of you!
I'm not getting my emails today so stop by my blog when you can! Pitiful hugs, your buddy, Diane

Migrainista said...

You have done such a wonderful job with your booth! It's so festive, so beachy, so perfect! Well done!

Roxanne Reinhart said...

Oh my gosh Del I love everything about your booth!! You have done an extra amazing job of putting everything together. Love the table skirts. Love the ways you are displaying your different items. It looks so very professional and so darn cute! You are going to do well. I just know it!!

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