Sunday, 17 June 2012

Wychbury Wunderkammers & Shop Display Ideas

I have a few small cupboards lying around that I thought would be perfect for 'Del Boy' style Wychbury showcases. I love the idea of turning up somewhere and opening the cupboards and selling Wychbury Victorian street style out of a box! Realistically I've converted them for some of our Wychbury stockists.
It has been proven to us time and time again that our work sells much better when grouped together rather than randomly scattered in amongst other people's work. (fondly known by Paula & I as Carrots Handbags Cheese)

This is a nice way of preventing that happening I think! (Also fits nicely in with practicing what I preach in my job. Reuse! Recycle!)
We first tried to prevent this happening when exhibiting at Created In Birmingham quite a few years ago with a pin board & then at We Are Birmingham using a wooden display shelf that my Dad had made.

    Pin Board 2010

Shelf Display 2010

Anyhoo, the first new Wychbury Wunderkammer is an Antique wooden cupboard bought from a junk shop in St Just Cornwall for a tenner quite a few years ago, now newly lined with navy felt. The second a wooden box, maybe a tool or art box rescued from a skip! Also given the felt treatment. I think the second box could do with a coat of paint, but I'm quite pleased with how they look. My favourite Wychbury display however is my antique hymn board, but I don't think I could part with that no matter how good it would look in a shop! L xxx

Antique Wooden Box 2012

Wooden Art/Tool Box 2012

Hymn Board 2010

Wychbury shop display, originally uploaded by Wychbury.