New old display

I've been trying to dream up a way to display my new brooches at craft events. I wanted height, accessibility for customers, and something that would be reasonably easy to carry - I do events by myself so I want to get in and out of venues with as few trips as possible :)

Everything I thought of involved alot of bulky new kit. But then My local Sue Ryder (charity shop) had a makeover and became Sue Ryder Vintage! How great is that!! I picked up this rather battered old case for a tenner. Happy days!

It needed a bit of a clean up. I lined the inside with black velvet, covered some foam board with more black velvet (all from my fabric stash), added a bit of red velvet around the edges and there it is. Done. Height ,check, accessibility - brooches can be lifted from their pins very easily, check, and its a suitcase - designed for carrying around, check.

I've made a wee sign now too, so I'll move the pins around a little to accomodate it. Hopefully this should be quick to set up too. I'll let you know when I try it out at 100% Handmade in Ilkley on Saturday, details below.


7 comments:

Hand knitted Things said...

I like this. Very attractive! If I saw this from a distance at a craft fair I'd be right over to have a closer inspection! Regards Julia

ARTISANNE said...

That is such a clever idea!! Perfect :0)

Mollimoo said...

Wow! It looks gorgeous, I love vintage suitcases, so much history & travel! Great idea! x

Menopausal musing said...

A vintage suitcase for a display of vintage inspired brooches... PERFECT! What a lovely job you have done.

Swirlyarts said...

It looks great! So where is this vintage charity shop then? Might have to visit!!

Leigh Shepherd said...

Thanks for the lovely comments everyone :)
Lynsey, the shop is on Station Rd, opposite the side entrance to Central Park (at the bottom of Main Street). Its def worth a visit!

Ruby and Bettys Attic said...

Love it and loving your blog too!