Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tips When Photographing Or Showcasing Glass Kitchen Collectibles

When Showcasing Collectibles For Sale Or Online Photos Keep It Simple, Attractive and Colorful

Bottle Of Rain Vintage on Etsy.com really knows how to group together her collectibles to create a real charming and inviting homegrown look.

As you already probably have figured out, I like scouting out sellers who adore kitchen collectibles. And certainly, Bottle Of Rain Vintage caught my attention with these great vignettes.

In the top photos she is selling the polka dot bowl but has nested this funky item surrounded by red objects which really make for a colorful presentation. Notice how the "round" shape is repeated in the bowl, record album, clock, ball. And how the red and white colors appear in several objects.

Styling Glass Kitchen Collectibles

The second photo is featuring a glass pitcher with a cherry design, placed next to Pyrex bowls of similar color. In both of these pictures, the glass objects are showcased because they have been attractively styled with other collectibles.

Tips When Photographing Or Showcasing Collectibles

1. Group similar colors together.
2. Keep your presentations simple.
3. Use at least three objects.
4. Use table surfaces or textiles which do not compete with the objects.
5. When selling online, be sure to tell buyer what item is for sale.
6. Repeat similar shapes.

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 Iantiqueonline.com 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.