Saturday, November 6, 2010

Creating a Winter White Booth Space

I have been busy-busy-busy and have lots of posts to write.  I'm going to start with something I helped with at the antique store where I rent my booth - Rockin' B.  Yesterday, several of us put together a feature booth at the front of the store. I am calling it Winter White Wonderland - that's a lot to write so in this post I'll call it WWW for short.  It is fabulous!  Since I helped to make it happen, I should be modest and low key when talking about it, but I can-not-help-myself.  I love it and I'm not going to hide my enthusiasm!

At the front of the store, our wonderful decorators were starting to work out themes and ideas for three feature areas.  One item they wanted to use was a vintage aluminum tree.  The first thought that came to mind was a colorful retro look.  We also have a fun, vintage, red Formica table at the store that could be used to put that look together and it would have been very cute.  But then just before they really got going with that idea, something else happened that changed everything.

Meanwhile, back in our booth, Martie and I were trying to rearrange the booth to make some new things fit in.  Beth's soft gray table needed a change.  As we were moving things here and there, Martie set a white linen table square on the table.  I had a metal ornament tree already there.  It's sort of a pewter color.  Then it clicked for us.  The metals and whites and grays looked so nice together.  Once we had our new direction, everything came together fast.  It ended up with such a great look.  The rest of the booth was harder to put back together, but that's another story.

Then, the ladies up front came back to see our mini masterpiece.  They asked if they could move the whole thing - table and accessories - up front.  Well, OK.  We did have some things to put in their place, so it wasn't really a problem at all.  That was Thursday.

Martie and I went back over on Friday.  I took my blue vintage table to put in the empty spot in our booth.  That's the table I posted about a month ago.  I tried it in a couple of spots around the house (porch, laundry room), but in the end decided I didn't really have a place for it.  I put it in the booth and I know someone is going to come along who has the perfect spot for it.  I guess I kind of knew it didn't belong with me, but I loved it so much that I wanted to try to use it somewhere.

Back to the WWW story.  On Friday, we moved the table and all of the accessories up front.  Suddenly I knew.  That aluminum tree belonged with our table vignette.  Jacque (decorator extraordinaire) could picture it, too, and away we went, pulling things from around the store like crazy.  Debbie was working and she started pulling things, too. We had it set up in no time at all.

I am beginning to think that when things flow easily, you're on the right path.  When you work and work to try to make it work, it might be the wrong path.  All my decorating experiences this last week back up that theory.

The WWW is the first area you see after walking through the doors.
What a lovely sight.

 If you want to see more pictures of the WWW area, 
click on over to our store blog.  
I added a post to it this morning with lots of photos.

I had such fun.  I had so much fun that I missed lunch completely and didn't even care. Plus, playing around with decorating at the store helps a little with my decorating A.D.D.  I may not be able to have that all white look at my house, but by golly, I can have it somewhere!  Funny.  I used to have more fun with dollhouses and doll furniture than I did with the dolls.  So now, I'm playing with dollhouses on a much larger scale.  I love it!  I hope they'll let me help more in the future!

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nd of course, we love to RE-lax! 
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  1. Hi there~ Stopping by from Common Ground-I see that you are planning on linking up to my party too- so Thank you in advance for joining Feathered Nest Friday!! I love your inspiring photos!! What a beautiful setting you have in your space-so much lovely shabby white & the aluminum tree is perfect in there! I would love shopping your space! :)

  2. That is such a pretty look. Especially for the front of the store. I noticed in the store blog that the silver tree is sitting on a silver platter. Great idea!

  3. That is a fantastic look, and I'm sure a lot of people will be drawn into it. You'll probably have a lot of fun later adding more stuff as you come across it, maybe some more sparkly things, or some little vintage cardboard houses, the Putz houses. See how inspiring it is?

  4. beautiful look. my fav style... :-)

    i agree with the previous reader to add silvery things.... silver is chic & elegant + xmas-y .. so perfect.

  5. What a great display-love the white color too. It sure would draw me to the table!

  6. What a lovely space! Nicely done!I'm already loving all the white and silver I'm seeing this holiday season. It looks so fresh!

  7. This is just gorgeous! You should definitely be proud about it and just gush away! :-) Thank you so much for linking up to my party! I don't think I have ever been over here before and it is just so much fun meeting new people here in blogland. I hope to see much more of you in the future!
    P.S. I'm now a follower!

  8. What a wonderful creation. I'd love to have you and your winter wonderland join my weekly meme, Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  9. Oh what fun to put together this beautiful display! I can hear the excitement in your post, and rightfully so. It is a stunning Winter Wonderland. Thank you for linking it to Favorite Things Sat. laurie

  10. Such a lovely blog-I'm your newest follower!

  11. What a beautiful store. Wish I could come and see it in person. I bet this fabulous display just pulls everyone in!

  12. Wish I could shop there!

  13. Lovely lovely! You are right, when things are clicking and you are in the "zone" everything just flows. What a fantastic display, wish I could see it in person. Kudos!

  14. Love vignettes. I love the look of the aluminum tree on the white table with all the metal going on too!! stunningly beautiful

  15. I love all white. Take a look at my space all christmassy in white.

  16. No wonder you love it....your display looks great! Here's hoping it draws lots of people in and that all your items are gone in no time.

  17. It was wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  18. This is really wonderful. Love how it all came together, really pretty. I love the whites, grays, and metals. I could come in there and go crazy.
    Thanks so much for linking up with VIF!

  19. It does look very pretty! So subtle and charming!



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