Friday, April 23, 2010

Getting A Little Funky With Your Antique Mall And Shop Displays

Retro Tomato-Orange High Heels
Make A Hip Display

Who said your antique and collectible displays have to make any sense? Sometimes getting a little funky is just what the doctor ordered. I love it when I find kitschy arrangements of objects. Today at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, it seems that funky was featured!

Size Six If You Are Wondering

It's hard to walk past these lady's reddish orange pumps. I have no idea how old they are or what they are made of. But I can tell you that they were a size six. For a moment I actually thought about trying them on....I could squeeze into a six.

Mingling Odds And Ends Into A Perky Display

After I finished amusing myself with the idea of trying on shoes the height of a New York skyscraper, it was onto a booth which flaunts funk. Come on, don't you agree that this dealer's creative use of wall space and attention to shapes and size make for an attractive display. This is a very nice job of mingling odds and ends into a very perky display.

Why Not: It Doesn't Have To Make Sense

Last but not least, is this wonderful woven vase sitting on top of a turquoise plastic play oven. Hey it works, even though the whole idea is a bit silly. The vase is indeed big and looks as bit foolish hanging out on top of a toy oven. But it did get my attention. And besides, the colors brown and turquoise look great together . So why not use the oven as a neat way to display a cool looking vase? Funky is fun and we all need a little playfulness now and then.

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©.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Authors Guild, Inc.

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