It's been a bit of a whirlwind the past two weeks. I have spent most all of my available time sewing, sanding, painting, and prepping for my new booth space at the gift bazaar that I am participating in.
Yesterday I wrote up an inventory, finished my labels, and set up my booth. I had a total of 87 completed items, none of which were finished prior to my decision to vend.
I was quite fortunate to find this great desk at a local thrift shop. I love the shape of it, and think that a sewing machine would fit perfectly in the center section. For now it will host the many headbands that I constructed.
As you can tell I never found the perfect solution for displaying the headbands. The fact that they are flexible, and completely round makes them difficult to display. Several of them are displayed on little platters and stands, and the rest are laid out in the center drawer.
I found this display case at the thrift store as well. I'm not quite sure what it was intended for, but it makes quite a nice home for my baby booties. It has a carousel on the bottoms, so it turns. I like that it raises the booties up to eye level.
On the left side of the table I have both my prints, and business card wallets in small wooden crates (also thrifted). The tortilla cozies are slightly too large for the drawer below, so for now they are sitting on the table top.
It is kind of a random collection of items, but I figured that I'd spend the first couple of months seeing what sells, and then working into a niche a bit later, after all, I'm selling at a bazaar.
I had quite a debate with myself as I tried to determine what color to paint the desk. My top two choices were a pale yellow, and a vintage aqua. I decided to go with the aqua because it didn't blend in with the wall quite as much. My booth is in the back room of the bazaar, and I really wanted it to be noticeable. The only thing that I dislike about the color is that it doesn't harmonize very well with the headbands and booties. I think that I will need to get some sort of placemat or table covering for the middle section of the desk.
If any of you are local to South East Idaho, the bazaar that I'm vending at is called Blackfoot Gifts Bazaar. It is located in Blackfoot, in the plaza just east of the Wal-mart. They're open Wednesday through Saturday, 12-6 (w-f), and 10-6 (s).