Sunday, December 13, 2009

Displaying Your Depression Glass Cups With Window Shelves and Cup Hooks

Cup Hooks Are An Antique Dealer's Friend

Cup hooks are an antique shop owners best friend. For pocket change , you can but a multi-pack of cup hooks and organize your entire antique shop in a few hours.

Depression Glass Cups Can Be Hung on Hooks

Bob, a vendor who has a very impressive collection of Depression Glass and kitchen-wares at The Crossing Flea market in Plainville, CT is a master cup hook user.

A custom cabinet maker by trade, Bob knows his way around cupboards and shelves. So it is no surprise that Bob has figured out many clever ways to ddisplay his amazing collection of colored glasss.
Sorting Glass By Color

Bob sorts his glassware by color and then adds a particular colored piece to its proper "window" display.

Attaching Cup Hooks Under Wooden Shelves

When visiting Bob's booths at The Crossing Flea Market, you will see how he as constructed window shelves to showcase his bounty of Depression glass. But here is the icing on the cake....Bob uses lots of cup hooks along the bottom edge of each shelf to both store and exhibit the glass cups he sells.

Natural Light Shows Off The Depression Glass

As you can see in these photos, the Depression Glass looks so beautiful sitting in the windows are custom made wood shleves that support Bob's collection of colorful Depression Glass and colored glass. He has windows of green, pink, red, blue, purple and yellow glasswares.

The divided window panes and snow covered sceanary in the background frame each collection of glass beautifully. It is as if you are looking at a still lie painting. The varied shapes and sizes of the glass are artfully arranged inviting customers to do the same in their homes.

Visit The Flea Market at The Crossing, Plainville, CT

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.

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1 comment:

  1. Hmm...looks good. I love glass pieces in front of a window. They show nicely, and some pieces have a gorgeous color when hit by the right lighting too. I have some pieces at home I love to sit on the glass coffee table that is in front of our big picture window...shows the irridecent of some pieces really well...Hmm. Thanks for sharing this & the pics:)