The Collinsville Antiques Company of
New Hartford CT
It's not a common experience, but I shlepped my husband to my shop "Kitsch n Stuff" to help me decorate for the Fall season. Even though Kitsch n Stuff is filled from floor to ceiling with kitchen collectibles and home goods, I still feel lik eI need more. So every now and then, I give myself permission to re-invent the visuals by adding a brand new shelf or cabinet.
Picking Up An Old Red And Yellow Shelf
The inspiration came from visiting the Harwinton Antiques show over Labor Day weekend. I found a wonderful vintage brushed yellow and red shelf and some cute accessories that made for a charming vignette. The problem was there was not an inch of space to spare in my tightly packed booth at the Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, Connecticut.
Vintage Housewares, Kitchen Collectibles, Home Goods
But with the help of my husband who often accompanies me on my junk forays, we were able to move around all the display shelves and accomplish our goal to make it all fit. So now that I got all the fixtures to fit, and the housewares and kitchen stuff nicely in place, I will have to pull apart the whole space again, because I bought a load of stuff yesterday. Why do we always find stuff when we are not looking for it?
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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 café. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at email@example.com Visit my website, CDianneZweig.com Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists