Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Craft Show

I have a busy day ahead, but I thought it was time to show you my craft show table! I want to start by apologizing for the crappy dark photos - the cathedral we were in is gorgeous, but the lighting wasn't ideal. I couldn't get the settings on my camera just right.
Here I am behind my table. I was the very first booth on the left-most row (of four rows) which I thought was a pretty good location. Lots of people started out at my table, which gave me some impulse buyers - but there were lots who decided to make the rounds first before buying anything ... and I'm not sure if I ever saw them again.

I used my sign table clothes but decided to cover the top of the table with a blue sheet. I prefer the contrast between my items & the lighter colour. They also convienently covered all the boxes of merchandise I had hidden under there.
This picture is a little brighter so you can see my table a bit more. I had my beaded ornaments hanging in the little pine tree & some with the globes on my tree branches. I know you can't tell, but I glittered those branches & it looked awesome! So festive!

Right in front of the pine tree were my free bookmark business cards. I got a lot of positive feedback on those - everyone thought that they were very clever (thanks Kate!)! On silver platters (thanks mom!) in the middle of my table were my stocking stuffers: tissue cozies & mini notebooks. These were my best sellers by far. Then at the far end I had my wine cozies set up in a wooden crate. I also had a wine bottle wrapped up for display. Right beside that I set up my jewelry (you can see the white box my earrings hang in) - which was worthwhile since I sold 2 pairs of earrings.

I used holiday tins to hold up my signs (which were simply cardboard, but I think they still looked ok). Again, thanks mom! I got a few nice comments on those & my table set up too! The only part I'm still not happy with is my jewelry. I don't think it's well displayed at all... so I'll have to work on that.

Any ideas on how I can improve my table layout?

All in all, I had a great time! I made back my booth fee & then some, so I consider it to be a success (Pat, not so much, but what does he know?)! I wonder if I'll still be in Hamilton for the next holiday Maker's Market?


Deana Mattos said...

Your display is so nice, congrats on the success. I too am having trouble with jewelry display at the shop I sell at, it is keeping it from selling.

Nicole's Homemade Treats...The Blog said...

Nicely done!

I cannot see you jewelry display very well, but from what I can see it looks like the earrings are hidden.

Something to make them stand out would be nice. I f I see something I will let you know!!

Kate said...

Looks great! And I am so glad to hear the moo bookmarks were a hit (I just made some more last night!). I had troubles selling my earrings at my last craft show too...and I have no idea why. Your set up looks amazing!

Kathryn Dyche said...

Love your table display, it looks great. Way to go.