As I've often blogged about before - I create
displays on top of the dress racks at the thrift
shop where I volunteer.
Let me share the steps I use to create
these simple vignettes. Remember -
I'm working only with what is for sale in the shop -
nothing from home and no 'display only' pieces.
till I found something that 'struck me' as neat
looking and sizable for the space I'm working with.
In this case - the primitive gift bag ($1 I think)...
Step 1 - Inspiration Piece
Then I walked around some more till I found more primitive items to go with it.
Step 2- Build a Theme Considering the Season
We didn't have much - but I was determined to
use what I could find. It's also important that
the color scheme coordinates.
Step 3 - Make Sure Colors Coordinate
You want larger items in the back and smaller
items in the front... in varying heights. Sometimes
I use risers or books to get the right height.
Step 4 - Consider Scale
It's fun to add extras if possible. I found a piece
of primitive tissue paper behind a cashier counter.
I just threw it into the vignette (above).
Step 5 - Incorporate Details
I found these wooden eggs - but they would have
been lost just sitting there. They'd look cute in
the wagon. I made some straw by cutting a piece
of brown paper in strips. Some bunched paper underneath topped with the strips made for
faster filling. I also used old sewing pattern tissue
to fill the gift bag - why not?
Another look at the finished product...
But I really wanted Spring vignettes -
so I made sure the other 2 displays
incorporated pastels and florals.
There you have it - 3 vignettes in a
row when you walk in the door -
2 for Spring and 1 Primitive - because
that's what I could find today.
(My fav. is the sewing vignette!)