I didn't want to just go and throw a nasty looking table cloth on a table (which I have done before with fairly shocking results), so I started drawing my dream table with the helpful ideas from the seminar. My pieces are small and bright colored, so I ended up choosing black. Also because the pieces are small, I wanted a display that would literally get in your face :)
I got a humongous sturdy black tablecloth from amazon.com for $11, and then took a trip to the University Bookstore for large sheets of black matting and some black foam core.
There followed much cutting, polishing and anguish over the fact that black does a great job at looking uneven unless you are really good. I think the results are pretty good. I set it up on a 4 x 3 table. It will look a little more spread out on a 6ft table (I will add some of my drop plates and a newsletter sign up sheet).
All that's left for today is to complete my inventory list, pack the extra/duplicate items and make some price signs.
|The full set up.|
|The tall shelf comes up to eye level on me and has lots of cubbies that hightlight small pieces, plus a 'scenic' shelf for really tiny items.|
|Larger scale shelf to feature some of my anthropomorph and goblin figures.|
|"Rummage" basket with pinch pots that contain lots and lots of different beads and pendants.|
|The 'scenic' shelf of the tall shelving - it looks nicer in person!|
|The grid area of the big shelf, showing how each piece is nicely framed.|