Every season, I start a list of all the things I am going to to with my tent, walls and display merchandise. And every show I feel guilty about all the things I didn't do. Most of the vendors I show with (especially at barn sales) come in and build a house! It looks so beautiful but requires them to come in days earlier for set up and I am sure it requires quite a bit of storage for all of those props. One time, a show gave me 2 hours to set up and now that has become my standard.
I have decided this season to finish my display ideas before I do the art. My boss is a meanie!;)
I try to stick with a set up that will fit in my vehicle, only require my own muscles to set up can be stored in a small space and better yet- double as shelving in my studio. I am also a country girl living an urban life with a personal philosophy of minimal living. My motto is, "If it's not useful or beautiful" it can't take up any real estate in my world. So.... I am thinking rustic with simple design.
OPERATION: Knock your socks off with my display that fits in my Lexus and I can set up in less than 2 hours
First up..... Mini Montana's
Very popular at shows....Fine art originals in a teeny tiny format
Problem- I display them in a bucket
Solution- Quilt rack, frame and beadboard
Bonus- I get to use all my power tools
Found this quilt rack at a thrift shop. I can take the feet off and it can lay super flat!
I filled a frame I had laying around with beadboard
Better bonus...it will sit right on on of my folding tables with plenty of room for baskets full of mini's!!