Saturday, December 24, 2011

Decorating Your Antique Booth To Look Like A Vintage Woolworth Toy Counter During The Christmas Holiday

Setting Up A Vintage Woolworth Counter At The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT

In every Antique Mall I have rented space in, I have always delighted in the odd shaped, challenging booth spaces . In my present location at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, my current space borders an area that tends to get the hard to place larger items.

Sprucing Up Your Antique Booth For The Holidays

In other words, STUFF gets ....shall we say " placed" right near my booth. Right now there are two funky pinball machines that are GREAT! But sometimes not so wonderful items migrate to my end of the store. So when a terrific antique glass showcase ended up next to my booth and began to become the collecting cabinet for rusty GUY STUFF I needed to rescue the glass cabinet and create an attractive alternative. I analyzed the showcase and immediately thought of Woolworth's at Christmas time. I had a plan B!.

Creating A Colorful Woolworth Toy Counter

I asked the owners of the Mall if I could transform their glass case into a "Woolworth" inspired Five and Dime toy department for the holidays, This idea would be something visitors with families might enjoy looking at. Doug and Cindy, owners of The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT were pleased with my idea. I quickly gathered up as many vintage toys and holidays collectibles as I could find and mixed Christmas collectibles to creat my Faux Woolworth Counter! As yo can see the tree was adorned with vintage, green, works!.

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 I Antique Online 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 Society of Professional Journalists

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