23 March 2010

market stall merchandising . . . i'm going with my Euro theme

Greetings all,
Busy sewing up a storm this week for Handmade Canberra's UpMarket on Sunday, very excited as it's the first for the year.  It's normally on a Saturday & the next 3 are all Saturdays, but i can't tell you how handy it is to have a day up my sleeve to pack & prepare.  Then it will be time to crash on Sunday night, revive myself for Easter Egg decorating at school on Monday. 
So check out this handy wooden medicine cabinette i bought at our local Revolve centre at the tip, $25 & it's a fantastic size.  I instantly thought of laying it on a table, open & using it as a craft  First Aid supply centre at markets.  So i've filled it with . . .
Art Viva 1960's newspaper tubes (60mm & 40mm), Dumpling Dynasty sewing kits, Cavallini stamp kits, Jurianne Matter paper craft, children's learn to sew card kits, Lark knitted pin cushions, Craft Books, Tres Divin ribbons & MT washi masking tapes in all their pretty colours from Japan. So now i have all the non-handmade-by-me things in one spot!! I'm allowed to sell these things as they promote your own sewing & handmade, the rest of my stall is fabric & handmade products - um, all 4 trestle tables worth!!

Onto themes . . . i've continued with my Euro direction & purchased a subtle Eiffel Tower & matching planters to display products & look eye catching on my stall.  They will be filled with products in French fabrics.  Also used a damaged hula hoop, wrapped in pale pink polka dot fabric & with 7 x $2 sticks of faux flowers from a $2 shop, i tied them to the hoop with organza ribbons to make a pretty hanging feature for the centre of my marquee.  Can't wait to put it up!!

I'm using up some gorgeous European prints from AGES ago, time to share them.

Of course it's the weekend before Easter so i have some Lark knitted eggs to sell & the cute wooden bunny is from Bed, Bath & Table (they're having 30% off Easter things in store).  The lovely open handled basket was a whopping $2 from Revolve!!  Also, see that huge tool box, it was $5 from Revolve & is still empty, trying to work out the perfect product to display in there.  Finally, more $5 letters from Typo, to spell out POSIE on my table.  I'm aware i bought a T for the I, i thought an upside T would be more stable as the table gets bumped.  Um, realised the P is not self standing, so P is propped up by a cute wooden mushroom, ahhhh, thank goodness for blue tack!!
 
Yippee, new Kristen Doran prints, love her!!
This is how Canberra looked on the way to school . . . brrrr . . .
 
only to look like this an hour later??!!  Canberra pretty much has beautiful blue skies all year round, even when it snows, looks gorgeous until you go outside & loose feeling in your toes. 
So i went shopping on the way back to school - um, shoes $130 original price, but i got ALL of this haul, killer peep toe heels & cute grey sneakers for me; hat, body wash, black sequin beret & silver headband for my girls, the lot was $80!!  Nothing like a further 30% off all sale items at Sportsgirl.  The black shoes are really comfortable too, i can reach the top shelf in the pantry now!!
Have happy weeks everyone, see you at My Creative Space on Thursday, until then, sew sew sew.  Love Posie

18 comments:

Steph said...

Loving your props Posie! I'm using a wee Eiffel Tower for my first market soon too! Can't go wrong with a French theme hey? And Sportsgirl...does it get any better? I could just buy out the shop. Hope all is well and thanks for your lovely comments :)

Kate said...

OH my goodness - it all looks amazing!! You present things amazingly!

cheeky textiles said...

Oh my goodness you are a busy little bee. I can'w wait to see the stall and decorations this sunday. I think your amazing. and shopping where do you find the time...see you sunday

Gifts Created said...

wow haven't you been a busy lady..Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday.

Sarah said...

Wish I could visit your stall, always looks like you have such fab things! Love the Eiffel Tower!

Little Ted Canvas said...

Your display is going to be amazing! Love your little bargain purchases there..nice heels for the kitchen & reaching those top shelves, perhaps a cute little apron...I hope the next 3 1/2 months fly by & you can enjoy time with your long lost hubby - how nice will that be!!

CurlyPops said...

Your stall is going to look absolutely fabulous!

Little Angel Little Devil said...

Good Morning, Wow your stall is going to look stunning and I simply can not wait to see it!! Hey, you have got to love Revolve!! but gee you have to be really lucky and also have a good eye for potential (you have that in spades) love the toolbox! Hmmmm i just threw out a damaged hula hoop.... nah maybe we could borrow yours for the shop one day. I'm thinkng it could look super sweet hanging from the celing in the window... love it all. You totally rock!! xxx

Kylie said...

Looks lie you are on the way to being organised - brrr... does indeed look cool - I love that drive to wrok (I used to drive in the opposite direction though) Best get that beanie up to you - wonder if I express it if it will get to you:)

Lizzie said...

Gorgeous stuff Posie....we really have to get a trip to Canberra in sometime soon. I can't even think how many years it is since we were there! I'm sure we have a niece living in Canberra???
We've looked the same the last couple of mornings, I love the mist with the sun trying to peep through, autumn is such a photographic season...sigh!!
Lizzie
xxx

Polka Dot Rabbit said...

ooh looks fantastic! I especially like the old medicine cabinet :)

The Handmaden said...

Oh, I so wish I could come to that market!!
Your stall will look fantastic, I can just hear the "oohs and aahs!"

Millicent Russell said...

WOW! I abosolutely love it! I can't wait to meet you on the day :)

Gilly said...

Oh Posie I wish I could come and buy from your stall - it looks so inviting! Best of luck - and yah for your haul!

Posie Patchwork said...

Thanks for the encouragment everyone, i'm really excited about this market, i have a great position & my eldest is my helper girl, so nice day for us!! Love Posie

Megan.K. said...

Oh, I wish I could make it to one of your stalls one day Posie - you are such a talent.
I've had my elodest girl (13) helping me with my market stall lately and it's been good fun.
have a great market!
x

june at noon said...

That medicine cabinet is awesome, the perfect find. Looking great all 'round!

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