I didn't take my camera (that didn't even make the list of "stuff to bring"), so no pictures, but I think I can describe it pretty well for you: Table, light blue spread of fabric, jewelry all arranged on it.
I didn't particularly want to spend the money on pricey displays, but I think what I'll do in the future is get something for my bracelets, at least, and one or two necklace displays. And possibly something to prop the earrings up on. Although I did discover that on 90% of the earrings, they'd stand up on the ends of the earwires if you balanced them just right.
So, lessons learned?
- One: Next time, take some stuff to make risers under the fabric for different levels; more height looks like more stuff.
- Two: You can never have too many pairs of earrings. Especially the $10 ones.
- Three: Find a lightweight table instead of absconding with one from the church barn. Well, we didn't really abscond with it, per se, but that thing was HEAVY.
- Four: Do not wait until the night before to get the table, only to discover that your dad's truck broke and you have to fit a 6ft table into a 4 1/2-5ft trunk. He did have it fixed by the time the show was over. :-)
- Five: Make the most of your 8ft x 8ft space. Do an L-shape, or go on both sides with little tables, or do a little corner thing. Make it cool-looking.
- Six: I'm actually running out of things to say, but bullets really grab your attention, don't they?
I am exhausted, but overall in a positive mood!
Here's something to laugh at: