Showcasing Pretty Romantic Cottage Collectibles
Part of my antique booth do-over or is it make-over was to take out some of my "better" and or "fragile" collectibles out of the dark tall (but darling glass curio cabinet they were in and "let them be seen".
Grouping All The Floral Cottage Collectibles Together
I grouped my sweet floral plates, salt and pepper shakers, vanity items, etc together on a hand made cottage chic garden table which I bought from another dealer.
Should China Collectibles Always Be In Glass Cabinets?
I know, many of us who have shops or booths in antique malls, worry about keeping delicate collectibles out for a variety of obvious reasons. But, I have to be honest, many of my kitchen collectibles are as valuable (and even harder to find) than the floral decorative pieces. The difference is that the kitchenwares handle better. In fact, when you think about it, some of these kitchen collectibles we all buy and sell were used in kitchens 60-70 years ago and they held up really well.
Delicate porcelain objects are a totally different genre.
But on the flip side, I thought I might try featuring some of these lovely hand painted items. They are not that precious.
Not Having To Ask Staff Members For The Key
I wondered if my attractive porcelain collectibles would be of more interest to customers didn't have to bother to ask staff to get the key to the locked cabinet they were previously in.
We shall see what happens this month. My theory is, that if customers can get up close to these beautiful floral pieces, they will be more apt to want them in their homes and my sales will increase. It's just a thought!
If you love this kind of stuff...you will adore my second book, Hot Cottage Collectibles For Vintage Style Homes (Collectorbooks.com).
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 Iantiqueonline.com 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 café.
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