5.11.06

Anticipation


As my show gets closer and closer, I get more nervous, but also more excited. I saw an ad for it in the paper yesterday, and it really hit home - in a couple of weeks time, I will be at the biggest show I have ever done with about 10,000 attendees. I have no idea what to expect. I do know though, that I want to make my little booth really speak to people. I want it to be like my having my own little shop for three days. I want it to be furnished. That's where this big green rack comes in. I went and took an order over to Henhouse today. While the owner was serving a customer, I had a look around. That shop is a very dangerous place for me, I love everything in there, and always want to buy something. Anyhow, this rack caught my eye, I've been looking for something to get my books up off the table, and make them really stand out. I am not sure if I will hang the books from the pegs on strings, or rig up some sort of ledge system. It was originally a herb drying rack from Eastern Europe, but I think that it has a slightly Japanese feel, in keeping with the rest of my "props." It's becoming a Japanese winter wonderland/rustic furniture kind of theme. I just hope that I can pull it off!

4 comments:

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

Lovely! I can hardly wait to see pictures of the booth when you have it set up at the show!! I predict it is going to be welcoming and stylish - you'll make tons and tons of sales of those beautiful books!!!

LALA dex press said...

I am getting even more exited for you with each picture you show. I love your idea about getting books off of a table + am interested to see your solution. It's funny, at the show I did last weekend I had some books upright + some laying down, no one touched the upright ones. I repositioned them to see if it was the books or the placement- it was the placement. Same with the cards- floor stand, not too much interest, small tabletop stands- interest + sales (I decided to get rid of the 48 slot floor stand). Displaying is such a peculiar science.

Anonymous said...

The books are amazing. We will be your exclusive agents in Wentworth Falls and Leura if you decide to export!

Marieke said...

Lovely rack! It's great. Oh, I am sure everyone will be so impressed by the little Japanese oasis you will create! :-)