Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Spring Display Inspiration

Well, here in Edmonton, Canada, the snow is finally starting to melt (again) and we may begin to get our hopes up about spring (maybe).  While nothing is blooming outside, spring is in full swing indoors and I thought I'd provide a little bit of spring inspiration to get your displays blooming! 

These photographs are from a variety of years past, so you'll se several different qualities and while some have seen the likes of Instagram, others have not.  I just wanted to pull out some of my favourites for you to enjoy!

Easter Bunny set at Kingsway
Easter at Home Outfitters

Easter Gourmet at Elegant Expressions

Spring Dinnerware at Elegant Expressions


Vintage Spring at Elegant Expressions
Lemon & Lime at Elegant Expressions

Eco Pod at Home |Outfitters
Tuscan Romance at Elegant Expressions

Spring in Pink at Elegant Expressions

Zen Spring at Elegant Expressions

Monday, 25 March 2013

Tip of the Week - a two-fer!

Well, here at Flourish, we've been busy bringing spring to Edmonton (indoors, not out, we're not miracle workers).  Since we've been so busy, we've let the tip of the week slide, so this week you get two tips!

When setting up a trade show or craft booth, a little planning can go a long way.  Take the time to lay it out first, before set up day.
You don't need to be a pro at drafting in order to create a quick and easy trade show booth floor plan.  You can use simple graph paper or a table with squares in excel in order to create a simplified floor plan.
Aisles should always have enough room to allow people to pass comfortably.  The last thing you want is for a customer to feel crowded or claustrophobic.
Try to ensure at least three feet of space in aisle areas.  Customers need room for strollers, wheelchairs, walkers, bags, packages, and to pass one another!  If you can spare even more than three feet, go for it!  If you absolutely must, two and half feet is the absolute bare minimum.

What happens if you don't follow this rule?  Well, you'll not only see frustrated and even angry customers, but also likely lose sales.