Plenty of merchandise, but clearly lacking in many areas. This year, I set out to change what my table is going to look like, but I'm not holding my breath that it's going to be amazing. I am just not that person. I am not a decorator, and I feel that you need those skills to have a great booth as well!
First, lights. I went to IKEA on Sunday and purchased these great LED crane lights to attach to either side of my booth.
Last year I had all my beads in these compartmentalized trays.
Also, last year I displayed my egg-y beads in a crystal bowl that my boyfriend thankfully threw in the car at the last minute. This year, I am putting them (and my new bird beads) in this slighter larger, plain clear bowl from IKEA. I think it shows them off better (they aren't fighting with the faceted crystal) and it is slightly larger so you can run your fingers through the pile of beads!
I also got a new 4' x 2' banner from Vista Print! At the last minute of course, and had to pay rush printing, but it just wouldn't be me if I did it ahead of time! I hope it looks ok. Cuz everyone including me is going to be looking at it for the better part of three days!
Things that are still on my list - a tablecloth other than white, a table runner, wood wine boxes to put under said tablecloth to raise the back portion of the display, and bring some jewelry and magazines I have been in. Wish me luck! I'll send a photo of the booth from Bead Fest!