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    Hi,

    I know i can count on you guys to give me a logical answer!
    On my stalls i tend to sell jewellery and handbags. Until now i have been displaying my bags on a clothes airer - one of the ones with 3 sections so are quite flexible when it comes to different table settings.
    It does its job and i can display a lot of items this way by pegging the bags on but it is not ideal at all.
    I am due to be doing my first outdoor fair next month and the airer will blow over in the slightest breeze.
    Is there any thing else i can use that ideally would be floor standing?

    Thanks in advance
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  • #2
    okay feel free to ignore this,lol

    how about a couple of stepladders covered in matching fabric to your table , they won't blow down and you can still get maybe a couple of bags to each step and a couple hanging
    2 on either side of your table ( if the organisers allow it ) would give you loads of room

    I may come up with a better idea later

    ment to add...stuffing the bags with maybe poly peanuts or something would make them stand up rather than flop about on the step
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    • #3
      I do most of my events outside - so understand all about wind!

      Is there a way you could anchor your drier to the ground with tent pegs/stakes if on grass?

      Or with large plastic bottles filled with wet sand - then covered in matching material if on concrete?

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      • #4
        Mmm.. the only thing is its quite short so is displays on the table top and has little legs (sounds like me! ) so i couldnt really put them in tubes

        It is so difficult to get it right without
        a) making it look like a jumble sale
        b) being able to display enough bits
        c) being able to see the customers
        d) not killing the customers!
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        • #5
          The other thing I have tried is a coat rack it's an old wooden style one. I drilled extra holes through the stem and pushed dowl through to make extra hoos. I anchored it down with pop bottles filled with water (didn't think to cover them It would have looked so much nicer.

          The down side is: in the rain, it isn't protected and it's awkward to transport in a fiesta!
          full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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          • #6
            Thanks for that i never even thought of that! They look nice aswell!
            I have an estate car (probably the only practical thing i have!) so shouldnt be too tricky to get in.
            Will have to scour the charity shops- Yay i love them
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            • #7
              I have seen bags displayed on a 3 way folding screen made from wooden garden trellis hinged/tied together with ribbons. It looked very attractive although I'm not sure how they secured it at the bottom. Being openwork it did not catch the wind as much as a solid screen though.
              If you want to pad out your bags an easy way is to get some sandwich or freezer bags with the airtight seals, then close them almost to the end and blow them up like a balloon. If you seal them quickly you will end up with a puffy pillow. When you sell the bag or to take them home just take them out and let out the air, they will take up hardly any space on the trip home.

              Melanie

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              • #8
                Originally posted by beadsbydesign View Post
                The other thing I have tried is a coat rack it's an old wooden style one. I drilled extra holes through the stem and pushed dowl through to make extra hoos. I anchored it down with pop bottles filled with water (didn't think to cover them It would have looked so much nicer.

                The down side is: in the rain, it isn't protected and it's awkward to transport in a fiesta!
                Great minds think alike... I was just about to suggest a coat/hat stand when I read your reply

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                • #9
                  On the 'show us your stalls' thread there was one with a small wired mannequin. Would a few of those on your table top work, 2 bags hanging diagonal over each shoulder and then 1 round the neck hanging down the front? I like the trellis and coatstand idea, You could paint either of those cream or white or whatever, and you can have the dowels different lengths too. Let us know what you go for won't you...and I loove pictures too
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                  • #10
                    I use a lovely, old wooden hat stand for my bags - my Dad found it in a skip for me!
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                    • #11
                      I've got the same problem. I've gone for a hat/coat stand - upright tube with vertical dowel bits going through it. It is quite sturdy but in high winds I have shaped plastic things sold to hold down market stalls. You fill them with water and two of them sort of wrap themselves round the hat stand/market stall leg and slot together so nothing moves.

                      But I must say my most favourite thing for displaying bags is the frame of my market stall and S hooks (but this isn't something I can lug around lightly so it's kept for special occasions).

                      AnnieAnna

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for your advice everyone.
                        I will head off today to look for coat stands.

                        Many thanks for your help
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                        • #13
                          Umbrella Base perhaps

                          Hi,
                          The concrete bases for outdoor umbrellas are very sturdy and you may be able to use one of those with a large dowel with smaller cross dowels ala large coffee mug tree to display your bags.
                          cheers
                          Marc

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                          • #14
                            Speaking as someone who neither uses nor makes handbags I would think that you need to have them displayed in a way that allows people to see as much as possible and also to take it sown easily to have a look inside etc. Could you not make (or get made) a stand using the shelf supports that you can get in hadware stores? a length of the wall mounted strip on each side of a 4x4 with the brackets at different heights may give a good display.
                            This is the sort of thing that I am talking about

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                            • #15
                              But don't make them too easy to look at - they might get nicked
                              AnnieAnna

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