Phewf, it's been a busy week! I've just come back from the Blim Community Market and now I'm looking forward to next weekend when I attend Got Craft.
Now, I'm no expert but I luuurve setting up craft fair tables. I spend hours searching for the perfect items to display my goods.
This is a shot of the whole table. (Grrrr....wrinkled table cloth. Oh, how you taunt me!)
I start off with my collection of vintage suitcases to give the table some personality but they also serve as perfect display boxes. Suitcases are a great way to get height at a table. When open, the back becomes additional retail space. Stringing twine across the tops allows me to hang some samples and provides a colorful backdrop. My obsession with vintage suitcases leaves my husband shaking his head every time I come home with a 'new' one. I have quite the collection now but don't worry, when not being used at craft fairs, these suitcases are stacked and used as a side table in our living room.
My fabric cards are very bright so I choose to use a subtle background. The table cloth is actually an old sheet I picked up secondhand and it offers just a hint of a pattern without being too overpowering. All of the suitcases are also neutral.
Remember to make prices visible. Customers shouldn't have to ask how much something is.
Reuse! This is a no-brainer but be on the lookout for items that can do double duty. This is an old Tazo Tea variety pack bamboo box. It perfectly holds all my bookplates and the lid offers a place to display them.