How To Draw Attention To Glassware In Your Antique Shop
One of my favorite shops in Glastonbury, Connecticut, called Griswold Street Antiques is a delightful store carrying a mixture of fine antiques and collectibles often displayed with a whimsical twist. On a recent visit, I was amused to find fine stemware sitting in a pristine glass display case with a very unexpected "filler" to draw attention to the glassware. Jared, the owner of the shop added brand new crayons to each glass to draw the eye to the stemware. In other glassware, Jared addded dice, game parts, shellsand other colorful objects. He did accomplish whatg he was after, getting visitors to pay attention to what was insidse this showcase!
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.
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