OK, two set ups this week end. My son and his girlfriend set up a small display for a one day show. A very simple and clean minimal set up in a city park:
Easy Up (No sides)
Glass topped case
Two 14" x 8" trays for rings
two chairs and a small table
This was their first show on their own but they have helped Cindy and I many times in the past. Greg said it was 45 minutes including carry time from the car. Tear down was quicker.
I have set up the three day show myself myself many times as shown in the attached photo. The table is my knockdown table that becomes two pieces when disassembled. This setup took 1 1/4 hours to unload, carry in and set up. The EasyUP by myself is a little cumbersome but simple enough. I nail down one corner in the back and pull it open. The rest assembles easy enough with the drapes, fixtures, and necks all going in two bins like the red one you can just see in the lower left. We did change out the black shelf/overhead frame (In the earlier photo)for two small folding ladder shelves on either end of the table top. (We did this because we have decided to use Ikea LED goose neck lamps for cooler more directional lights and putting up the overhead frame
is a bear on my own)
Assembling the display and moving the car to a different location after unloading was an hour and fifteen minutes. Cindy sets up the jewelry, arranges the earring tree, and locates the lights. I just stand back, be a useful idiot and let the magic happen. This takes about a half an hour.
I know I could rebuild the display as is, from the ground up, not including the lamps and the glass case, and assuming the drapes remain the same for less than $250.00. The case is one of several that my Dad had made and I think Rob and I each have a couple of them.