This page has moved to a new address.

my ideal booths...

Monkey & Squirrel - Charlotte NC Photographer: my ideal booths...

Monkey & Squirrel - Charlotte NC Photographer

I'm Jenn, a stay at home/work at home mama to Penny, wife to Evan, and daughter, sister, and friend to a lot more. I absolutely love capturing beautiful every day moments from behind my lens, and I'm doing my best to do just that!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

my ideal booths...

that time of year is upon us crafters once again... craft fair time! i'm giving myself ample time this year to plan a well thought out booth that works fabulously with my goodies to really draw folks in. i've been doing quite a bit of research, collecting photos for a few weeks now, and i thought i would share a few of my top faves here...



i absolutely adore this set up done by fantastic toys. it's so cute and welcoming, i would love to play in here awhile!



i had a hard time narrowing it down to just one of paper pastries photos. i would love to see this one in person!



i've realized that i love the set ups that have a candy shop/ice cream parlor feel about them. this one from somethings hiding in here just tickles my fancy!



i also love the idea of using vintage trunks as display cases. chicadecanela has the perfect little gathering of goodies showcased here!



more luggage on display here from artsy tartsy jewels!



and one more from pit bull lady designs.



i love this simple little pricing idea from oh hello friend! who knew that a little bit of hand written paper mounted on a wooden cube could be so cute!



i do love a neat and clean appearance, but i can also really get into a booth that is overflowing with goodies. this display from holland fabric house is so visually stimulating, it's like a thanksgiving feast for my eyeballs. love it!



and last but not least is a photo of mcmaster and storms booth that was snapped by contented sparrow. all of the bows speak to my inner girly side... so beautiful!



so basically what i've realized after all of my hunting and researching, is that i love booths with an old timey feel about them. quite surprising to me is that i really love ones with a lot of pink as well. i found that those were the ones that i was most drawn to, and picked out of the crowd. i've never been much of a pink loving lady, but apparently it looks like when it comes to making up some displays for my stuff, that will be the direction i'm heading in.

most of these pics were found browsing the craft booth, indie fair groups on flickr. if you too are in need of some inspiring visuals come this craft season, i recommend sitting down with a cup of jo, and giving them a browse.

for you crafters who have been doing this for awhile, what sort of set ups do you enjoy most? or perhaps you have a few tips for us newbies on the craft fair scene. feel free to share them in a comment :)

Labels: ,

8 Comments:

Blogger Jilian said...

I love the first booth! Very simple to set up, easy to keep stocked...but able to add your own flair with table cloths and suit cases to display items. Cute ideas you have. (and I love your etsy store..been drooling over a few items for awhile now)

Be sure to take pictures of your future booths to share with us!

April 21, 2010 at 2:58 PM  
Blogger monkeyandsquirrel said...

awww... thanks so much jilian!

April 21, 2010 at 4:36 PM  
Blogger Zoe of Sleepy Moon Design said...

So many cute booth displays what a great idea, collecting pictures!

April 21, 2010 at 7:58 PM  
Blogger Three Owls said...

ok... was avoiding the whole market, fair thing... and now you've gone and made me want a booth... sigh, now I won't be happy until I've dressed some table and made some funky displays... hee hee.

Thanks for the inspiration, I would love to see pictures of your booth set ups as well...

April 22, 2010 at 2:23 AM  
Blogger {Artsy Tartsy Jewels} said...

Love it! Thank you for including my necklace/ring holder display suitcase. :) There are so many great displays in this blog post.

April 22, 2010 at 11:43 AM  
Blogger Laura Trevey said...

So much inspiration!! Love these ~~
Have a beautiful weekend ~~
xoxo Laura

April 23, 2010 at 10:19 AM  
OpenID blazedanielle said...

Cute ideas! I like the suitcase photos especially! I just found your sweet blog. :) I am glad that I did!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

April 23, 2010 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger chicadecanela said...

Hi! Sorry to be so late but: thanks so much for featuring chicadecanela! ^^

June 26, 2010 at 3:51 PM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home