Home again, home again

Last weekend’s show in Grand Forks, North Dakota – Grand Cities Art Fest – was GREAT.  Got to see some old friends, made some new friends, and best of all, hubby and I got to visit with my mom & dad and my son who were all on hand for the show!

I was really pleased with my booth set up.  Hubby and son helped figure out how to get things hanging from the stabilizer bars…it’s perpetually windy in the Midwest, so it’s critical that things don’t go flying if there’s a gust of wind.

grand cities

I can’t say enough good things about the stabilizer bars I got from Flourish.com.  You can see the top ones along the edge of the roof of my tent – they were on three sides.  I only put 2 of the bottom ones up since I was on a corner, and didn’t want people tripping on a bar!  The bars kept the tent legs from shifting with the wind, and I have never felt so secure in my tent before!!

I’ve been working on the look and feel of my booth – I kept the color scheme to black and beige, and I think it really worked well.  I’ve never felt like things were as cohesive as they were at this show.

And my re-purposed displays were great!  I had a number of people comment on my maille-covered business card holder, and the little “frames” for my whimsical animal pendants got a lot of attention too.  I was SUPER happy with the earring display that I created from an old picture frame – it got my earrings off the table, and best of all, never had any issue with wind!

earring display

I can’t wait to hang this up in my studio tomorrow.  I think it really makes a slick earring display that is easy to shop…no one had to wait for someone to turn the display, like they do with the tabletop one I usually use.

Thanks to everyone who came to the show….we’ll be back next year!!!