Saturday, January 18, 2014


  …for Top Ten Display Ideas! 

I'm always searching for inspiration for projects & displays.
As a shop owner & vendor at other promoters shows
we always try to come up with eye catching, creative  
and cohesive displays for our events! 
I do admit  time, energy & funds don't 
always co-inside with our ideas…
but, we do always try our best dream up a fun
space for the customers to see & get inspired! 


So, what makes an eye catching, creative & cohesive display? 

Let's take a look at these displays and see what's making them a top ten!

Display 101…

photo credit

Here Faded Plains set a darling table. Andrea's French, farmhouse color 
pallet of soft whites, weathered grays & lavender blended beautifully.
Having signage as to who you are at a show is so important!
This handmade chalkboard sign so fits her style! 

Display 101…

complementing colors… cohesive style… signage that shows her style…

photo credits 

This display at the Barnhouse Market is so fun!
 The warm patina on the tractor in the front of the display 
& on the barn like structure in the back balance each other.
The live plants fit the outdoor motif and add a bit of
softness against the hard metal of the tractor. 
Straw on the grounds around the display make you 
feel you are down home on the farm! 

Display 101…

co-ordinating farm theme… balance of color… organic materials 

photo credits 

This is another photo from one of Barnhouse Markets.

Although the display isn't finished in this photo, you can already see that  
they have gone the distance with this display! 
It has…
height, drawing your eye up… (the structure & items added on top)  
balance… (white drapes & windows on each side)
organic materials… (straw in the carrier's, grass on the roof)
signage… (sparrow sign)
cohesive items… (barn like structure, farm goods, natural color pallet)

Display 101…

 balance… height… organic materials… signage… cohesiveness
(Can't you just picture taking a ride down a country road 
on that bicycle, seeing chickens on the farm & birds chirping in the trees?!) 

 In these displays the designers have 
 put in the effort…
 spent the time…
 Gone the extra mile! 

Maybe some people wouldn't get as excited over these displays as I do 
simply because the subject matter isn't what they desire!
No matter the product that is being displayed if it's displayed
in a creative way, rather than laying flat on a table it's sure
to draw the customers attention! 
Making the show the talk of the town!

This is what we hope for the Whistle Stop's events this year! 
Making our displays creative (as our energy, time & budget will allow. lol!)
so that our customers enjoy coming, tell their friends & come back for more! 

Off to dream up some wonderful displays! 
2014 show schedule is still in the planning stage…
On the horizon is…

Shopkeeper & Friends Market
Rescued Furniture Show
Many Olde Towne Elkhorn Ladies' Day Out events
a couple of other ideas we're dreaming of! 
Stay tuned! 

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