Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Art of Junk Shopping: Collectibles in A New Light

Junk Shopping At Night With A Midnight Blue Sky Light Shining Through The Shop Window

Junking shopping at night is a hoot. I had a blast seeing all the great treasures at The Junk Shop Of Canton Connecticut after the sun went down. Look how beautiful odds and ends look with a window background of a midnight blue sky.

Visiting The Junk Shop Of Canton At Twilight

I have been to Eric's Junk Shop Of Canton in the morning, in the afternoon and at closing and each time I visit, the lighting shows off the treasures in a new way. Perhaps there is something to be said for after hours shopping, you get to see junk in a new light (no pun intended).

Beautiful Junk

Here is something to think about....Would your STUFF (collectibles, kitsch, oddities, junk etc.) look BETTER with an evening glow coming through the windows or against a background with more contrast?

The Dramatic Effect Of Dark Backgrounds On Junk

It seems to me the pieces shown in this window sill have a more dramatic look as the outside dark sky creates a backdrop which offers more contrast for the collectibles shown in the foreground (the window sill). Lighter objects look more radiant with a dark background and dark objects stand out with a light background.

The bottom line is that your junk may look ten times better at night. It's worth thinking about. Lighting is everything.

The Junk Shop Of Canton
Route 44
Canton, Connecticut

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.

1 comment:

  1. Diane, these images are gorgeous. The blue night backdrop against the warm glow of the lamp is woth framing