Mr. Bernie and I went to set up my purse display this morning. It took us about two hours. We decided on less shelves, then decided we wanted more shelves. That took a bit of figuring out. Mr. Bernie washed down the shelves and doors. I took purses out of totes and do-dads to add to them. I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out. Mr. Bernie is a wonderful helper bee! I was so thankful to have his input on the display.
Row 1:It was Mr. Bernie’s idea to put things on hooks in the back. On the top shelf is a calendar and a book on purses. We added chop-sticks to the take-out container. I found an image of a old library sign out card to put in front of the Nancy Drew book purse.
Row 2: We found a teacup and saucer to go with the tea pot purse. The purse that is laying on its side is from ArtsyNina. I was given and borrowed some old gloves, compact, comb and hanky. It looks as if some lady had her stuff spilling out of the purse. We added the telephone book at the last minute next to the working telephone purse. A fancy beaded chocolate purse and book about purses round it out.
Row 3: Barbie food fits my kitchen sink purse pretty good. Barbie is having a bad hair day. Coke bottle cap purse, coke glass, cool purse Michele gave me that has a vintage coke girl and a barometer on the end. My cigarette purse with an ashtray, no smoking sign, matches and a cigarette with a gem on the end to look like its glowing. Bacon and Egg purse on the back wall.
Row 4: Chicken purse with two eggs that Mr. Bernie blew out. A decapodge barn looking purse with toy farm animals in front of it. Coconut purses that I received from Michele and Mr. Bernie’s Mom. Pineapple purse behind them and a lei circling them. Two fun purses on the back wall.
Row 5: Car purse, license plate purse from my friend Cheryl and my new seatbelt purse from Michele. Watering can purse from Mr. Bernie and some fake flowers. In the back a strange lady purse, bustier and a vintage real leopard fur purse with gloves and hanky.
The fair opens this Friday. I won’t know until after that if I placed or not. I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out.