Monday, April 6, 2009

Stacking Colorful Collectibles in Creative Displays Adds Charm and Saves Space in Your Shop or Home

In most shops and antique malls, space is often tight, so one way to gain more room is to group objects in attractive displays and then stack them by type, color, materials or shape . Of course some items stack better than others, such as kitchen canisters, wooden boxes, vintage tins to name a few. Other items can be stacked but need some creative input such as adding materials to help form "assemblages".

Below are Pyrex kitchen bowls from the 1950’s which you would usually see nested when they are on display. At The Old Carriage Shop Antiques Center in Bantam, Ct., the design conscious owner has filled the bowls with Styrofoam packing to allow them to be stacked vertically so that you can see the entire set at once.
Sometimes you have lots of small objects which work well in cubbies or in small shelf units.
When space is limited, consider stacking several cute shelves on top of each other to create organized vertical displays. . In the photo below, a children’s toy cupboard is used as a base and display unit which holds a narrow painted kitchen shelf for displaying small kitchen collectibles.

Photo of picnic tins and lunch tins, courtesy of The Old Carriage Antiques Center of Bantam , CT.

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©.

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