Thursday, November 4, 2010

Finding Kitschy Characters And Collectibles At The Canton Junk Shop Of Canton, Connecticut

What You Can Find At A Great Junk Shop

Oh what a cast of characters you can find in a really good Junk Shop. Now to be a truly outstanding haunt you need to have a mix of quirky and bizarre collectibles that seem to all belong together.

The Canton Junk Shop

One of my favorite spots for kitsch and trashy treasures is The Canton Junk Shop in Canton, Connecticut.

Looking The Part

The Canton Junk Shop looks like a real Junk shop with crazy items inside and outside of a real old and dilapidated building. This is the way it
should be....if you are going to sell junk, than you have to have the right venue. There is no use stuffing a lovely newer building with junk....junk needs to be in a crumbling old shop that looks the part.

Flea Markets And Junk

Shops Should Sell STUFF
Not Antiques

I have similar feelings about Flea Markets. When I go to a Flea Market I want to see STUFF all kinds of STUFF...not a mobile Antique shop. I want to stroll up and down the aisles and appreciate all the odds and ends gathered together in one place.

Monkey Pocketbooks, Scary Masks, Charlie McCarthy Decanters

I'm not after Lalique Perfumes or high priced jewelry...I want the kooky stuff that belongs in a Junk Shop...such as scary masks, Charlie Mc Carthy decanters, Monkey pocketbooks and all the other typical Junk Shop staples. I'm happy to keep company with all the kitschy characters that hang out in Junk Shops!

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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