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Topic: New Ideas for Display in a Flea Market Booth?

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  • Started 5 years ago by SecondHandRosie
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    SecondHandRosie
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    Anybody seen any especially imaginative things used for display lately? I just went this morning and signed up for a booth in the local antique/flea market. Haven't had a booth in several years and would love some new ideas!

    What did you see that was really neat and how was it displayed?

    TIA

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  2. Tia,

    I like to get ideas from websites as well as magazines. Check out my friend Cindi's displays on her new website. I was inspired by them!
    http://www.thenatureofit.com/

    Let us know what kinds of things you plan to sell and the space size...that helps to figure what display ideas work best. I used packing excelsior to fill the bottoms of my containers...old drawers and buckets...and potato crates to raise them off the floor.
    Peace,
    Ki

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  3. I've taken 2 step ladders that are the same heighth and taken old 1x12s and made shelves on the steps... very sturdy and gives you many levels of display for your mid-to-smaller objects.

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  4. Saw this great idea for displaying necklaces or other hangy things on a leaf rake against a wall...check it out, I think it is ingenious! It is in a March 4th post on http://thesalvagestudio.blogspot.com/

    Peace,
    Ki

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  5. Wow some really neat things there...

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  6. lovecrafting

    lovecrafting
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    I am not too creative with the displays myself nut I really like the ideas you all sent. Good luck with the booth!

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    SecondHandRosie
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    Thanks for the ideas, everybody. How about books? I have several home decorating type books to sell. I've tried putting them in a small bookcase and people don't seem to want to bend down and go through the lower shelves!! I've also tried just putting them sideways in large metal baskets on tables and that seemed to work better. I was wanting an usual/decorative way to display them. Any ideas?

    I like the ladder and the rake ideas for displaying jewelry. Have also seen a large piece of wood/driftwood (?) with jewelry displayed on it.

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    gigi
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    if a box is very interesting i will bend down and look thru it but if things seem too cluttered or low...i tend to pass it by.
    as for books...if the name is readable and in plain nose sight...i am going to look, if i have to turn my head every which way...i'll simply glance and go by.
    i don't mean to sound snooty...it's just how things interest me and my minimal time to look.
    think how you've gone into shops-booths-sales, etc and the displays that you really liked looking thru...if they really got your attention and peaked your interest to delve further....i say borrow their ideas!!
    sometimes just putting an interesting material....matching or contrasting to your display can bring attention to it.
    i've gone to yard sales before and have been afraid to mess up their displayed items by rooting and have passed items by...things need to flow and be easily picked up-put down....i'm a toucher...i like to feel what i'm looking at.....especially old items...i like to get a sense of whom they once belonged to and if they're for me they have to put up with being roughed up!! :)
    hope this helps some....i have trouble displaying too....so, i usually go rule of thumb, what's the easiest way to get to it and put it back!?

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  9. justClaudia

    justClaudia
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    "Faux Rooms" always a hit in a flea market/antique mall! Helps you stand out in the "junk crowd"! Everyone is "drawn" into your booth space! I love to display and this is a recent "faux room" using 100% vintage junk/antiques! Hope this inspires the junk out of you!

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  10. Claudia that is veryy elegent(sp)....

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  11. Maggie

    Maggie
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    Very nice display!

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  12. What a wonderful idea. I think I might try that at my next craft show. It will be outside, but I have a couple of folding screens to help define the faux room.
    Thanks for the idea.
    Cindy (tinta)

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  13. Tia - I am so excited for you! You have to post pics of what you end up doing!!!

    I have been laying out my "traveling show" for this season and have been having a ball with it!!! This go 'round I am making my space look a like a boutique...complete with the chandelier in the center (red.neck style ofcourse!!!) I have old doors (not one of 'em matching!) hinged together for one side, netting and various other things for the back and other side, then wooden ladders w/barn wood boards for shelving! Since I haul all of my goodies in totes and vintage suitcases, I stack those around for extra "levels" and shelving! margo came up with the best "crate" wall in one of her posts on here (i think she even has it on her blog!)which again, the crates are good for hauling as well as display!!! I even have a "display window" going in the front of my space and that is SO much fun!!!

    Cindy - You have to post pics of your next show!!! :-)

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  14. OK girls we want pic's of you both..I have to live vicariesly(sp) through you all...lol...

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  15. We have also gone the route of a room-like atmosphere. And while we have only been in "business" one month, people seem to be liking our junk!

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  16. Looks wonderful...

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  17. How neat...love the displays. Presentation does make a big difference. Jan

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  18. I look at magazines with other shops and look on line too - -people are soooo creative! Imagine little areas set up as if it's in your home. A book, a ribbon open to a page, if it's gardening - a pair of gardening gloves and a garden tool - connect it all with theme and color. If you have flowerery jewelry try garden gloves and display the pieces in an egg carton with some flowery hankies. Have fun - have a sense of humor!

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  19. In the 80's I sewed and sold Cabbage Patch clothes. Don't laugh I made a lot of money. Paid for my daughter's surgery and my son't birth... Anyway - I learned to get things at eye level with the customer. That meant put the cheap stuff where the kids could see it and the expensive stuff where grandma could see it. Getting them to see it is the other trick. It can be in front of them and they won't see it. Do something off the wall. I used to display a soft sculpture doll I had spent hours making for my daughter but when she got her own Cabbage Patch she threw that one in the trash. I rescued it. (she helped) Since it was already pretty dirty looking, I added green spikes in his hair, tattoo marks, safety pins in the belly button and on and on - he was cute in his own ugly way... Then we chained him to the table, under the table falling off the table - where ever. People would come and pick him up and put him back where they thought he belonged... They would read the 'disownment' papers my hubby wrote up and laugh. Then they would look around and buy something else. The doll went around to shows with me for a couple years. Alas one sale while I was taking a kid potty some punk looking guy bought the doll for $25... I never made another one and I really hadn't intended to sell - he got lots of attention... I needed another show stopper though... I had bride dresses to sell at one point. They didn't move. I finally put the white dress on a black doll. Guess what - grandma could see them! That bride and groom became a show stopper until those dolls sold.

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    SecondHandRosie
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    Surprised to see this post come back up but I'm glad! I picked up a couple more good ideas, guys, thanks!

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  21. Quote from Jennsthreegraces - Have fun - have a sense of humor!

    An antique shop we go to has a strict policy of no newer type items. So we were surprised to see a beanie baby in one, just one beanie, hanging upside down from a chair that was hanging on the wall. We had to move it because we were buying the chair, and mentioned to the cashier/owner that we had moved the beanie.

    She laughed and said it was a private joke with the vendor. He was rebelling against the policy by having one beanie in his booth. She said you never knew where you'd find it; peeking out a window....sitting in a pot....hanging from a noose. LOL

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  22. tramy

    tramy
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    ArtifactsMO .I wish I can visit there

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  23. Tramy-
    Well, it is a long ways from your home, but I wish you could visit here as well! Here are some more recent photos...

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  24. What a wonderful place...

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    SecondHandRosie
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    Tell ya something that I've been using lately. You guys probably already do this and don't need to be told, but I've bought several tablerunners at the Goodwill lately and they are wonderful for covering my "mantle" shelf. Got a pretty neutral colored one today with a lot of texture in it. Probably gonna do a white, cream and wood/nature type display on it tomorrow.

    Bought a white lace valance that I used for awhile with all white things on it. Then changed all the items to all black.

    Also have a red/white/yellow floral summery looking one. Hanve't used it yet.

    I don't have them for sale - just stick them back and interchange some of them to go with what I want to display.

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  26. Love the pics. Great display! Whenever I try it just looks like a bunch of junk. Very nice.

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  27. Mexican jumping beans sell really well at flea markets. Few can resist as the Mexican jumping beans jump and bounce around. Children (and adults!) will be crowding around to watch; and to purchase some! You can now buy wholesale Mexican jumping beans online from http://www.amazingbeans.com

    They sell wholesale Mexican jumping beans in small clear hinged plastic containers. They are so much fun. And they are inexpensive.

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