new year, new display
I love participating in the shows at Monticello Antique Marketplace and am always a bit sad when they’re over – my show space must be torn down to make room for the “salvage garden.” Time to update my regular booth with a fun new display!
While many vendors are already focusing on spring, I decided to hang onto the coziness of winter a bit longer and came up with a collection that’s warm and inviting yet also fresh with touches of white and the promise of spring.
My top priority was to find a way to show off the large vintage school posters I received from the Netherlands last month. Because of their size and weight, I decided these need to find new homes locally – shipping them across the nation would be difficult and expensive. So I used one as a center backdrop and leaned the rest of the stack along the side of my space. They’re now easily flipped through like prints at an art fair. Because they’re double-sided, I made a double-sided printout to help communicate that at a glance.
I also brought in some gorgeous white tureens from France that would look great with some forced bulbs (paperwhites would give a nice scent to boot!). And brown transferware is a natural fit this time of year – the brown color adding a touch of warmth while the floral pattern reminds you that soon enough flowers will bloom again.
A few other accents such as rolled up ledger pages, old etchings and some handmade heart-shaped sachets (perfect for Valentine’s!) round out the display.
Voilà, a corner of my finished new booth display!
Hope you have a chance to stop by and take a look in person.