Vintage Market Displays

May 19, 2011

We are starting to count down the days until The Old School Market and are madly checking tasks off of our to-do list. Thankfully, we started early so we’re not feeling panicky but there are lots of little things to finish up within the next week. We’ve been handing out posters and postcards everywhere we go and it’s been exciting to meet so many people who not only know about the market, but read our blog regularly and have been passing on the info to their friends and colleagues too!  Today, we’ll be finishing our sandwich boards…a little DIY project that we’ll be sharing with you all after the weekend. That is, if it turns out the way that we hope!

As Rachel mentioned the other day, we devoted last Sunday to staging our own shop’s display. We’ve showed a few lovely booths before, but thought we’d include a few more examples for any of you feeling anxious about your own upcoming shows. Styling is one of those creative processes that either magically comes together in one fell swoop or slowly stumbles into place…our was the latter this time ’round! Once we got into our groove, we were really happy with what we put together but, like painting or writing, it took a little while for us to get into the right headspace. We’ve been collecting crates for many months now (we’re known as “the box girls” to our favourite junk man!) and they are perfect for stacking and displaying goods. Of course, we also have a huge thing for vintage luggage and it’s really handy for displaying as well as transporting smaller items to shows.

Wertz Brothers Antique Collective via Brooke Giannetti

Hello, Friend

Seabold Market, photo 2 via Apartment Therapy

Raised In Cotton

1. Habitually Chic via No.19 2. Heavenly Blooms

Make Something

Hello, Friend

Emma Lamb

Circle Creek Home for 2nd Saturdayz Market

Will any of you be selling your wares over the summer? What are your favourite props and displays? We compiled a list of local British Columbia and Washington market + fairs on The Old School Market blog recently…be sure to check them out, you may be in for a road trip or two!


1 The enchanted home { 05.19.11 at 3:30 am }

All gorgeous!!!!!! That first picture is just stunning, I love love love grays and creams together, such a rich earthy combination. That is such a beautiful image. I am uber impressed, you truly did an outstanding job…everything looks over the top gorgeous….like the kind of place I could linger in for hours and hours……bravo!
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2 cailan { 05.19.11 at 7:31 am }

market displays are such an art! I’m so often amazed by the care in ingenuity put into them. Yours will be lovely – look forward to pics!

3 Juls { 05.19.11 at 7:33 am }

How things are displayed has such an impact on their sellability, whether it’s books, vintage finds, jewelry, flowers, or a well even put together person. My eyes are always drawn to a well done arrangement. I can’t wait to see your treasures at the market and may have to buy an old suitcase to take my goodies home on the plane!

4 janis - pinecone camp { 05.19.11 at 12:10 pm }

Love the suitcase of fun! My suitcase is loaded with yarn only. ;)
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5 Jaclyne - Heavenly Blooms { 05.19.11 at 1:23 pm }

Thank you for including our picture!! Good Luck with your upcoming Old School Market!!

6 Circle Creek Home { 05.19.11 at 3:06 pm }

Great fun items, thank you for some Circle Creek Home exposure! We have a show on Whidbey Island the same weekend as you at Greenbank Farm. We do want to check out one of your shows ASAP. Thanks again, John and Brenda
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7 liz { 05.20.11 at 8:02 am }

Love your blog . . . and thank you so much for the link – very sweet of you!!! Wishing you all the best – Hope to meet you at Farm Chicks!! :) liz

8 emma lamb { 05.20.11 at 12:07 pm }

Thank you so much for including my wee Selvedge table amongst such lovelies!
I Wish you lovely ladies all the very best with your market next week… :)
have a fabulous weekend,
Emma, x
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9 Sarrah Pennington { 05.21.11 at 9:19 pm }

Love love love everything you are doing. So proud to know you Lily! I love to see your talents come to life xo Sarrah

10 Lily from Birch + Bird { 05.21.11 at 9:48 pm }

Thanks so much for the support ladies! We are soooo excited for next weekend and will be sure to post a tonne of pics! Bring your camera Janis ;)
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