Friday, January 26, 2007

I'm in a Country Living Kind of Mood (Board)

Well it is another boring CL post! I find it rather tragic that a 4 day show in March is taking up so much of my mind.
Last year - our first year exhibiting - we took the H-van with us and the idea was that the stall would look a bit like a Provencal market. There were pots of spring bulbs, dahlia tubers wrapped in tissue and all sorts of things made up in all types of materials. Everything was jumbled together in baskets and in the context it worked very well. (we won best stand & get to go back this year for free)
This time we are not taking the van (been there, done that) and the stand is smaller. The complete mix and match is not going to work. I love pattern, I love flowers, I love colour, I love patchwork. How do I resolve the need for some kind of order and theme on a small stall with my love of excess.
So I decided to cut wee bits of the materials I am using and stick them to a bit of card to check that they vaguely go together. And I think they do - obviously you wouldn't normally put them all in the same room but there is nothing screaming "get me out of here" either. You might put them all together in a patchwork (if they weren't all different weights).
I am now wafting around the house "moodboard" in hand choosing a colour for the paintwork - sugar bag light or cooking apple green ?
I also got around to loading up photos for the CL public relations people to another blog


carolyn said...

I'm enjoyimg reading about the all the CL preparations that are going on around "blogland". Thanks for sharing your photographs they are brilliant, is this a taster for the website? I especially like your shopping bag, it is rather stylish. The journal has come out really well and oh I could go on about everything, it's all lovely.

Jane said...

Thank you for your lovely comments - I am working on the website this week - hopefully it will "go live" at the end of February

Nonnie said...

Just had a look at all your photos. You've got some lovely things for the fair. Like Carolyn, I'm loving hearing all about the CL preparations. I only wish I could get to go to the Scottish one as well as London so I could visit you and Lisa.
Thanks for the offer of advise on the lavender. I've gone ahead and ordered some from a grower in the Cotswolds near my parents so I'll see how I get on with the quantity I've got.