Ladder Displays Step It Up

A recent retail roadtrip took us to South/Central Texas and some amazing store visits. Two small towns stood out with charming main streets filled with local, independent shops: Gruene and Boerne. Instagram played a big role in planning the Texas trip. I’m so thankful for the retailers, sales reps and gift industry friends that so generously shared suggestions for stores to visit. That’s how I found the Red Rooster in Boerne, TX.

Filled with lovely fixtures and beautifully displayed products, I’ll be sharing some of our pictures from Red Rooster in future posts and magazine articles, but here’s a simple ladder display they use to display different seasonal products throughout the year. I love versatile, simple fixtures and ladders are an all-time favorite.

Red Rooster Boerne felt birdhouses display ladder

Ideal for felted birdhouses and lanterns, the display changes with each season.

Red Rooster Boerne TX lanterns display ladder

For the holidays each year, the Red Rooster completely transforms into a Christmas store. Known for the annual Dickens on Main event, Boerne residents and visitors love the holidays!

Red Rooster Boerne TX ornaments display ladder

Ornament display at The Red Rooster in Boerne, Texas

Step ladders are available in many sizes and styles. Aluminum styles are more industrial and modern, fiberglass styles come in various colors and the traditional wooden ones with the classic paint shelf have a special charm. Mini step ladders are ideal for placing on top of display tables to add height and create additional display space. Step ladders are also popular for trade shows and craft booths as they fold flat for storage and travel and can be used as anchors for larger shelf units by using the rungs as shelf supports.

What else could we display on ladders? Leave us a comment!

Stay display inspired!






White Christmas: store display ideas

We have so many wonderful holiday displays to share again this year. If you want to submit your store displays to be considered for the blog, you can email your display pictures to

The FASHION DIVA TREE greets customers at Style in Waynesville, NC.

Are you enjoying the trend of White Christmas displays? This fabulous window display at CHANEL celebrates with a doilies motif. The dolls dressed in traditional CHANEL suits are a nice touch.

Another monochromatic display. This one uses various textures to create interest and adds drama to an all-white display.

Silver fits well with a white display theme that has a polar theme including some cute bears and a fabulous igloo prop.

A vintage Christmas at Feathernesters in Richmond, VA. The have some lovely displays in the shop and it’s rumored that you can enjoy a yummy brunch in the tea room, too!

Last, but not least are SWIRLS – one of our very FAVORITE THINGS at Retail Details (note the web address 😉 Becky has always been fond of swirls and continues to live up to her nickname as Swirl Girl!

Lots more display pictures to come, so stay tuned for many more and for bonus display ideas visit the Retail Details blog facebook page.

Stay display inspired!

Retail Details blog, Becky Tyre, Swirl Marketing~Becky

Becky Tyre is a visual merchandising consultant and the owner of the Retail Details blog at . Becky is also the Trends Editor at GIFT SHOP Magazine. You can join Becky for discussions about trends in retail, products and displays as one of the contributors on the GIFT SHOP Magazine facebook page.