Friday, December 11, 2009

How To Get More Display Space in Your Antique Mall or Collectibles Shop

We All Need More Space

For many of us who rent space in an antique mall or multi-dealer shop, floor space is at a premium and we all pay dearly to sell our antiques and collectibles. Even solo shop owners find that they simply run out of display space very quickly.

How To Get More Space in Your Antique Mall

There are several very clever solutions to help you maximize the area you have to sell your stuff!

Clever Dealers at Antiques on the Farmington, Collinsville, CT

While out shopping today at Antiques on the Farmington (located in Collinsville, CT) I came across several very innovative dealers who managed to use every inch of what they got!

I was delighted to find some really great solutions to the space dilemma. here are some ideas you might find helpful.

Tips For Antique Dealers Who Want More Display Space in Their Booths or Shops

1. Put lattice across a window and gain hanging space.

2. Hang items from the ceiling directly or create a bar to hang items from.

3. Put a partial wall of lattice between two booths.

4. Use old doors to create a wall in your booth.

5. Cover an existing wall with lattice.

6. Add glass shelves in front of a window to display bottles or glassware.

Photos Courtesy of Antiques on the Farmington

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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