Thursday, May 2, 2013

Antique Booth Ideas: Displaying Fine Vintage Glassware With A Whimsical Twist

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 cafĂ©. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at Visit my website, Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists

1 comment:

  1. Staging is huge. I have to remember that others who might not see the beauty or appreciate it need to be drawn in, encouraged to look more and this takes time and effort.