I am very excited to announce that Bijou Caillou will participate in Design Festa Vol.47, on Sunday May 13th, 2018. Design Festa is the largest art festival in Asia, gathering no less than 10.000 designers, artists, musicians, actors, and over 25.000 visitors!
Since this is Bijou Caillou’s first participation in a craft show of any kind, everything needs to be set up from scratch, which is not an easy task. With that many exhibitors one really needs to stand out if one wants to get noticed. For having visited Design Festa last year I know that there is an overload of jewelry stands.
I would like to give my stand a clear vintage look that will match Bijou Caillou’s jewelry style, without going too much into shabby chic. So I went to my favorite flea market yesterday in search of cool props for the stand.
I knew I wanted a lace tablecloth, and serendipitously found the perfect one almost right away! From the same vendor I also got this beautiful pastel old pink satin fabric, which will be placed underneath.
This cute small wooden mirror will come in handy I think, and already fits in quite nicely!
Another wonderful find was this old basket, that came along with broken pieces of an mysterious terra-cotta artefact. Needless to say I fell in love instantly.
I can’t stop looking at those broken terra-cotta bits. They provide so much texture and warmth, they will make excellent support props for Bijou Caillou.
Next we have this wooden frame, that will be used as a tray. I got a few other wooden trays not shown here, and a couple of wooden and metallic boxes as well. All of those are going to be of dark color, which is why I opted for a bright tablecloth for good balance and contrast.
This one is my favorite find from yesterday. An LP record case! How beautiful is that! The vendor gave me several LPs for free (they were broken anyway, which I like), making the display look even better.
I realized that I could also use a few other vintage items I already have in the house, like this old photo album. I will likely throw in a pile or two of vintage books as well.
I think I do need something “vertical” in addition to all those beauties to complete the stand and break up the flat-lay pattern, but that shouldn’t be too difficult. I have to admit I was very nervous about planning a stand set up, but after finding those exquisite items I can’t wait to work on it more, I’m sure it’s going to look fabulous.
More soon, stay tuned, chouchous, and be the beautiful you!