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BOOTHS, BARROWS & MARKET STALLS 12

Ideas For Design & Construction

Whatever your chosen art or craft, Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire presents a unique opportunity for you to vend your wares or demonstrate your craft in a setting as authentically 16th Century as we can make it. And you become part of the show by adhering to the Renaissance theme in the design, construction, and decoration of your booth.

STYLES & THEME

Size, style, and design of your stall and backdrop is
of course determined not only by your product or
activity, but your creativity and imagination. You may decide to build a Tudor half timbered cottage, or a rough hewn tradesman’s inn, use Elizabethan era tentage, or be a Roving Vendor selling your goods from a barrow or cart or basket. The paramount thing to remember is that you will be doing business in a time that was 500 years ago -- a lot of things hadnŐt been invented yet, so if you must use them do not let them show.

Using a natural coloured fire treated canvas for your roof and walls will keep your booth light, airy, and inviting to your customers, as well as showing off your product to advantage. To create a cottage effect, plywood panels for the walls, and even the roof, can also be constructed. These could either be left as weathered wood, or painted in the Shrewsbury ŇElizabethan TudorÓ theme. Colours should be deep and rich, as from natural dyes. The use of old wood will give your stall a rustic look. Those using tents must be of Elizabethan design, and should be natural fabric. If aluminum or plastic top tables are used they must be covered completely

WHATŐS IN? USE













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Tudor Half Timber Look
Weathered Wood
Natural Earthy Colours
Burlap
Natural Coloured Canvas
Poles With Bark
Strands Of Ivy
Rough Looking Materials
Potted Herbs Or Plants
Tree Limbs
Branches
Wooden Poles
Natural Garden Lattice
Natural Rope
Natural Fibers
Shingles
Planks
Plywood walls in Tudor theme
WHATŐS OUT? DO NOT USE
Sunshade Type Easyups
Dayglow Colours
Neon Colours
Print Fabrics
Pastels
Lace
Metal
Plastic
Swap Meet Stripes
Shiny Materials
Bright Blue Tarps
Folding Lawn Chairs
Metallic Fabric
Plastic Greenery

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