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#91325 - 10/10/06 10:39 PM Renaissance Faire booth decor needed!
Di Offline

Registered: 11/15/05
Posts: 2798
Loc: NM, transplant from NJ
We've never done a Renaissance Faire and our booth needs to be decorated accordingly. Anyone got any ideas? The faire is Nov 3,4,5, so time is a runnin' short.

I have some white gauze I can drape in the background but not sure if it will do. our booth is white, 10x10. It will be outdoors.


#91326 - 10/10/06 11:11 PM Re: Renaissance Faire booth decor needed! [Re: Di]
Dotsie Offline

Registered: 07/09/08
Posts: 23647
Loc: Maryland
Oh gosh. Someone, please help. I am no good with this topic.

Have you done any searches to see if you can come up with anything online?
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#91327 - 10/10/06 11:42 PM Re: Renaissance Faire booth decor needed!
Lola Offline

Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 3703
Loc: London UK
Okay, Di. I'll throw in a bit based on my visit at a candle market stall in Stratford-Upon-Avon weekend last. So perhaps we have to think circa William Shakespeare here. Are you pitching your booth/stall in a tent? Whatever it may be, I remember purple was a predominant colour with gold, orange and other bright colours to contrast. Buntings all around. They also used burlap to cover the tables where they set their candles strewn with ornamental grapes and wreaths. Papier mache boxes and mirrors were additional decors. Will you need to dress up as well for this fete? I'll look at the photos we took and get back to you again. The stall owners were Goths-like so I might have to look at them very well.

#91328 - 10/11/06 02:35 AM Re: Renaissance Faire booth decor needed! [Re: Lola]
Dancing Dolphin Offline

Registered: 03/06/06
Posts: 2529
Loc: Southern California
Wow, great ideas Lola!

#91329 - 10/11/06 02:40 AM Re: Renaissance Faire booth decor needed! [Re: Dancing Dolphin]
jawjaw Offline
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Registered: 07/02/03
Posts: 12025
Loc: Alabama
Get or borrow a "cheerleader" megaphone and wrap it in crape paper or butcher paper (colored gold maybe) and then have scarfs handing out the a princess would wear...Also, visit your local Dollar Store and pick up some rubber DINASOURS to sit around the candles.

#91330 - 10/11/06 04:32 AM Re: Renaissance Faire booth decor needed! [Re: jawjaw]
craftyone Offline

Registered: 09/17/05
Posts: 60
Loc: Illinois
I had a class on art history and this was one of the periods we studied. Think of knights, kings, queens, tapestries, statues, jousting and of course, Michaelangelo!
We also have a Renaissance Fair in Wisconsin in the summertime. They have lots of food like corn on the cob, chicken legs, ribs, anything you can eat with your hands. I remember they had like a Maypole and everyone danced around it. I can go back and look in my history books if you like. It is a very interesting period of time. I always wanted to be a princess!!!!

#91331 - 10/11/06 05:55 AM Re: Renaissance Faire booth decor needed! [Re: craftyone]
Lola Offline

Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 3703
Loc: London UK
Di, I have just looked again at your site and if your booth is the same as the one in Las Cruces, you can put the bunting all around on the top with cutouts of castles, knights, jesters on each of it. Alternatively, you can also just have a rubber stamp made of these figures instead which you can use on the buntings and for future fetes. Then on each side of the booth, you can also have some huge cutout of some heraldry of sorts. Perhaps you can refer to medieval coat-of-arms for particular ones to copy.

More suggestions to follow if needed...and as they come.

#91332 - 10/11/06 09:33 AM Re: Renaissance Faire booth decor needed! [Re: Lola]
Edelweiss Offline

Registered: 06/05/06
Posts: 4136
Loc: American living in Europe
Write on, Lola!

#91333 - 10/11/06 09:03 PM Re: Renaissance Faire booth decor needed! [Re: Edelweiss]
Jeannine Offline

Registered: 01/03/06
Posts: 195
Loc: Georgia, U.S.
Di, well met, good lady! Prithee, do hie thee unto this site, wherein, me thinks, some goodly aid for thy dilemma shall be thine!

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#91334 - 10/11/06 11:19 PM Re: Renaissance Faire booth decor needed! [Re: Jeannine]
Di Offline

Registered: 11/15/05
Posts: 2798
Loc: NM, transplant from NJ
Keep those cards/letters coming ladies!

I'm thinkg decks of cards with the kings/Queens/jesters as decor.

i have a long dress i will wear.

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