Friday, October 15, 2010

Antique Shops In Seymour, Connecticut Decorate Their Windows In Pink To Support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Bring Out All Your Pink Collectibles To Show Support For National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (OCTOBER)

To celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) Antique Shops in Seymour, Connecticut decorated their windows and interiors with PINK displays of collectibles, vintage clothing and wall decor. Many shops took pride in re-organizing their usual displays to feature PINK themes.

When A Town Cares

This is a wonderful way to show support for this annual international health campaign which is organized by major breast cancer charities. October is the month that has been named "National Breast Cancer Awareness Month" .

According to Wikipedia, "in 1993, Evelyn Lauder, Senior Corporate Vice President of the Estee Lauder Companies founded The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and established the Pink Ribbon as its symbol,though this was not the first time the ribbon was used to symbolize breast cancer, in the fall of 1991, the Susan G Komen foundation had handed our Pink Ribbons to participants in its New York City race for breast cancer survivors".

Barbra of Barbra's Barn Antiques on Bank Street in Seymour was delighted to show me how lovely her PINK featured window came out. Barbra gathered up all her pink ceramics, planters, vases, jewelry, vanity collectibles, wall decor, blankets, candles, china, Depression glass etc.

What a wonderful idea for a town to adopt this campaign and for Antique shops to participate!

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©.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Authors Guild, Inc.


  1. What a dream. I absolutely love Pink. Thank you for visiting my blog. I am a BIG fan of yours. I love your blog. It is informational and "Eye Candy" at the same time.

  2. Hello, It's Elizabeth of Creative Breathing. What an amazing blog you have filled with vintage treasures! I did scroll down and see the Hoosier cabinet! How wonderful! I have been told by someone that the same cabinet was also found on Ebay for $800.00 which is what I paid for mine WITH the side cabinets. I will tell you that the patina on my cabinet is real. The worn, "greasy" marks are correct; however, I do believe the white pull out is new. It is in such pristine condition not to be new compared to the wear inside the cabinet. The tomato red paint on the inside is also like mine. My flour sifter shows wear. The makers tag is Scheirich of Louisville, KY. The painting is stenciled, not hand painted. The wear on my stenciling also looks original. I do hope you are able to find information about this wonderful cabinet. I sigh with delight every time I enter my craft room and see it. So nice to meet you! Elizabeth