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Hi ladies! I’ve been a beading fool for the last couple of months- preparing for a couple of fall craft shows. The above pictures are a sample of my layout plan. I think I’ll get another deer head for the other side of the crates.


The crates will have hand painted earrings, lamp work earrings. The deer heads have casual necklaces. The jute trees have dagger earrings. The white tree has garden earrings. The dark tree has Christmas earrings. The bird house will have misc. earrings. Necklaces and bracelets here and there. I’ll have 3 8ft tables. One dedicated to the jewelry chest my husband makes. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Any ideas on how to tie up the corners of the tablecloths?

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Wow! Very creative.

  2. SF Girl
    SF Girl says:

    This is cool and very bohemian. From the photos I am not sure what you mean by needing to tie up the corners of the tablecloths, but a trick I have used for too big tablecloths is to tie the corners together under the table. If you want to have them drape more, you can tie a length of light rope to each corner of the tablecloth and then tie the ends of the rope together looser, to your liking (still under the table). Does this make sense?

  3. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Nice. I especially like hanging the earrings from the lace trim. You did good.

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    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Robin – 3 8 foot tables?! Wow, you are going big. This is amazing. I’d love to see more photos. The jewelry looks so pretty on the mirror. Love your idea of using the trees for earrings. Hope you knock it out of the park.

  5. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    The tablecloths go to floor on all sides, so that leaves a lot bulk at the corners-any idea on how to maybe bunch the corners up and maybe put a ribbon or something to hold them. Also it concerns me that someone could trip on them. maybe i could just take the corners and fold them toward the back and pin them in place.

  6. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    I agree with BLE… 3 eight foot tables?!! I admire your ambition and hope you knock ‘em dead! With your excellent arrangement that is a definite possibility.

    Now about those cups in the background, should they worn with a leather cord or a chain or a velvet ribbon? What would be the most comfortable way to wear them? :D

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    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Robin – would folding it in half work? Then it would only go onto the floor on 2 sides? or maybe just fold the outside edges so that they’re even with the point on the lacy one. Very pretty.

  8. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Looks like you put a lot of work into it…. I hope it’s a great success!! I always wanted to do a craft show but….circumstances have prevailed. So….have a fabulous time, I know it will be fun!

  9. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    I will wear these cups with hot tea in them as a balancing act while singing an old Andrews Sister song- bahaha! That was funny LRC! The cup in the right upper corner is from occupied Japan. The little red crystal has my grandmothers name and date 1911 (toothpick holder and the little Bible is dated 1855. I love antiques! I’ll be one soon – got that blue n white card that says so!


  10. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Doggone- now I see dust up there- ugh!

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    Beady Little Eyes says:

    So funny Robin. Love your collection.

  12. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Looks great! Good luck with your shows this fall!

  13. kye
    kye says:

    Wow! You’ve been busy. That’s a lot of work! Everything looks wonderful. Good luck and thanks for posting your display. :)

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    Moogie says:

    Ok Robin, I’m coming to see your teacup act!! You’re in Texas, right? Practically next door neighbors, right Pam?! Yeah, TX is a big state. A whole nother country…

    I think your displays are perfect for TX! Have fun & sell tons!

  15. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    The Andrews sisters Robin? Wow! Gotta catch your act! What time and where? Should I wear a raincoat just in case the tea splashes around?

    Good luck with the craft show and the tea cup balancing act. :D

  16. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    I know the Andrews sisters? My moms era, she loved to sing boogie bugle boy. I guess I could sing staying alive / had to learn that for CPR! Anyhoo,,, when I told my grand daughter about this, she just looked at me and said seriously, nanny. We laughed! She’s going to put her rings that made at one of the ends of the table, a long with a few other things

  17. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Here’s her sign


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    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Ah,ah,ah, ah…. So funny Robin. Sounds like you’re going to have a great time. … just wondering if you could pin the ends of the tablecloth together in the short side with brooches?

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    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Love Izzy’s sign.

  20. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Outstanding sign, Izzy. Way to go! Sell everything, go buy more stuff to make more things to sell so you can buy more stuff to make more things….. :D

  21. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Oh my gosh- isn’t that the truth LRC! I did get the ends folded back with safety pins, but brooches would look awesome! Great idea Beady! Thx so much!

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    doglover72 says:

    I love the little trees and the mirror is a great idea. But you mirror is FABULOUS!! Thanks for sharing.

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