Spring Fling

It's still cold, gray, wet, and miserable....and winter isn't about to let go yet.
But are you offering your customers a healthy dose of Spring Inspiration?
You should be!

Continue reading for some ideas to help you get started...
Pull out all the stops and bring a blooming garden into your store or showroom.
Props like grasses, flowers, natural elements like cherry blossom-bedecked branches and moss
will give your store a shot of energy - in more ways than one.

Even silk flowers added to a display bring a sense of life and movement into it...
Make 'em messy, tho! Bend the stems wildly, pull a few petals off of a tulip
and scatter them on the table beneath the vase for a realistic touch.

Products that evoke fruit, vegetables, flowers, gardens, and street markets
all do very well in spring: 

Mix up merchandise you have had a while with a few pieces of new stuff -
incorporate 'the' hot color of the season/year,
or simply colors that are associated with springtime.

Use props that tie in with spring:
terra cotta pots, a garden fence or trellis, topiaries, a wheelbarrow, or bicycles:

Whimsy, imagination, and a simple color scheme can make fast work of a new display.

Here's an easy idea for you:
Cover a table with burlap, pile up terra cotta pots, add a large silk potted tulip
and then place all white ceramic dishes & serving pieces on the pot stacks as risers.
 Create a place setting and lay a garden spade alongside it - instead of a a fork & spoon.
Place a garden trellis behind the display, in the center of your store or against a wall.

Offer tablescapes that evoke lovely afternoon luncheons and teas on a sunny day...
even if there is four feet of snow outside!
Escapism and entertainment is what shopping is all about, so give it to 'em!
Color, inspiration, and freshness are what people are looking for at this point in the year.

Get creative, put on some snappy music
(I prefer big band or classic 40's crooners, but that's just me!),
turn on ALL of the lights, and start spiffin' up.
It's a proven science that when you are working, rearranging, restyling your store,
you charge up the atmosphere with good energy -
and customers respond to that with enthusiasm!

see more spring inspo from Deb here


  1. Anonymous1:38 PM

    Hey Deb -

    I blogged about you today!

    Check it out, here:


    xo - Chelise

  2. like your pictures!

  3. Thank you, March.... those are my photos, taken of various spring displays I created at Columbia Winery over the past four years.