Spring Blooms

One of my current clients is a local vintage / antique show.
Every three months - once per season - this event takes over a local park,
fills up with 60+ vendors of vintage and vintage-inspired goods in beautiful booths, 
and draws crowds of thousands of people over two days.

And lucky me, not only do I get to SHOP the show each season, 
but I am let loose to create a fun, fanciful, and enticing entry display!

The goal is to create an area that welcomes guests / shoppers, 
reflects the seasonal theme of the show,
and provides an opportunity for guests to snap photos of themselves & friends
as souvenirs of their happy day.
They also happen to share those photos on social media, which helps to promote the event!

In January, the planning began. In February, the show producer and I 
spent a day creating huge flowers from paper for the display at the entrance to the show.
The first week of March, we installed it at the park while vendors set up their booth displays...
We included her collection of vintage birdcages, a mantel, the show sign,
and a vintage chair donated by a local prop rental company.
The backdrop for the whole shebang was a wall covered in grass.
Faux grass, actually. MY faux grass - leftover from the faux turf installed in my backyard!
The whole whimsical display sang 'Spring' in the bright sunshine, 
inspiring guests to create some pretty photo poses:

When the show was over and I took the display apart, 
I suggested to the show producer that she donate the giant posies to the local elementary school...
perhaps the library could use them in a spring display?
It's a great way to foster community support while 'recycling' props! 

I will be out of the area for the June show, 
so the next display that I create for her will be for the September fall show.
And do you know what she just did?
She bought an old, rusty, crusty truck that will be the new centerpiece of the entry displays!
My brain is already on overdrive.... 

this was the entry display created for the fall show!
i made pumpkins from vintage lace curtain panels and tablecloths,
and loaded them into the back of the rusty truck along with a velvet chair, hay bales,
and galvanized buckets holding glorious sunflowers.
more lace and macrame' accents gave it all a very boho vibe!

The Vintage Marketplace show has permanently closed.

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