Setting up a stall at the Gold Coast Pottery Market usually consists of putting out a table, arranging some pieces on the table and sticking a price tag on the pieces. Well…let me tell you…You need a stylist!!!
I was lucky enough to have my friends from Burnpile , Krista Mathis and Morgan Lloyd, to do the booth with me. Krista and Morgan are all about making it look great!
Firstly, they decided that we needed a backdrop (who knew!). So Morgan took down the bathroom stall doors out of an old building that we are in the process of deconstructing and used them to make a backdrop – muy cute, hey?! It’s on hinges, so it could be set up easily and adjusted when we got there.
He also made some shelving from recycled timber.
I had plenty of pots to take for the sale and I made cute little sales tags from my business cards (Moo Cards), hole punch, sticky tags and twine.
We used his wonderful recycled timber creations for the rest of the booth.
Krista felt we needed to create a “homey feel” to the booth, so we took carpet, a chair, flowers, etc.
But loading all the timber onto the truck made us look sort of like the Beverly Hillbillies moving to town!
Another aspect of the ‘styling’ is in the use of the photos that Krista showed me – edited and posted on Instagram.
For the Burnpile Instagram display, she had the pics printed and then strung them on twine for displaying other pieces in the Burnpile range. Great idea, huh?! By the way, follow me on Instagram at http://instagram.com/marianwilliamspottery
All in all, it was a great day, we got heaps of complements on the market stall and it made me realize that with a little effort, you can truly make things look more appealing to the buyer!
So get out there and start stylin’! or find someone to help you! That market booth should look fab!