Now In November…

Today’s prompt, not that I’ve been keeping up very well, is “challenge.” We are to write about a challenge. My current challenge is to figure out how to display all the cards and things I’ve been making for the upcoming boutiques! Here are some of the displays I’ve done in the past. I actually have quite a few shows under my belt now and I learn a little bit with every one.

I have a lot of items to sell and they are not all Christmas related so one of the challenges is to organize them by either holiday or type, like all the decorations in one area, the Christmas things together, and then the general greeting cards in another. It amazes me that something I think is going to sell really fast I still have 5 years later!

The size of the table makes a difference too. Sometimes I have a 6 foot table to work with and sometimes it is 8 feet. I’ve learned that changing the heights of things is helpful. I went to the store yesterday and got some new risers (actually they are kitchen cabinet organizers) so I can put things at different levels. That increases the table space a lot and helps to make it look less cluttered.

And then there’s the whole what do I wear challenge? I think I’m going to retire that feathered hat. Maybe I’ll wear the cream colored fedora but add some fun flowers to it. I like to dress in holiday clothes as that can be a conversation starter. Since it is inside, we will probably be wearing masks, although I am vaccinated and boostered and there will be a table between me and everyone else. We’ll see.

One more challenge is to keep up with this blogging challenge without running out of space here on WP! I’ve been using pictures that I posted in the past so as to not use additional space. Fortunately it’s been working so far. What are your challenges?

About scr4pl80

I'm a 60-ish, married, mom to 3, creative soul looking to make the world a better place one smile at a time.
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16 Responses to Now In November…

  1. Pingback: Now in November… | Janet's Smiles

  2. You have so many great items to display… a small table would be very challenging. Good luck in your upcoming sales!

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  3. Tamara says:

    Did my comment get stuck in your junk folder again?
    I said I love your display, and your snowman sweater πŸ™‚

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      It did get stuck but I rescued it :). Thanks for the encouragement. I made my table fee plus an additional $55. Not bad. Hoping for better on Saturday – there is usually a bigger crowd.


  4. Tamara says:

    Your table(s) look inviting! I like the houses, are they made of cardboard? The snowman sweater certainly looks appropriate. Whatever clothing you pick, wear your smile! Wait what? Mask? Darn.

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      Yes, masks but I still had the twinkle in my eye! One of the houses is cardboard. The bigger one is sturdier. The top comes off and there is a mini-Christmas album inside πŸ™‚


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  6. I think all your layouts look nice. Raising products and making things different heights certainly makes a display more interesting and eye catching. I am running out of space on Roberta Writes. I shall delete some of my old posts and pictures. I did that for Robbie’s Inspiration last year. I am not attached to old posts.

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  7. Martha DeMeo says:

    What eye appealing setups, they all look great. I can see why that would be a challenge. I love challenges but sometimes they can be super challenging. This is my 24th consecutive UBC and while it’s extra challenging this month because I’m so busy but I will get it done!


  8. I like your organization on the table — it looks very inviting for your customers! Organization is key! Have a lovely weekend!

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  9. juliejs says:

    You certainly look like you are enjoying the shows you attend – I am sure it is a challenge to get through all of these shows and stay organized. I am grateful this was the topic today so I could see such a variety of photos! Nice to “meet” you!

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      Thanks Julie! Nice to meet you too. I’m a introvert so getting myself out there was a little difficult but I’m passionate about my creations so that makes it a little easier. Wish me luck!


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