Saturday, August 13, 2011

Adding "Height" To Your Antique Displays

Stacking Smaller Tables And Other Props To Help Feature Your Antique Displays

A very simple and effective way to display antiques and collectibles in your store is to use props to create different heights.

When you keep objects all at the same level, such as on a shelf or table, the display becomes static and boring. But with just a few tricks of the trade,you can create more interesting and engaging presentations which will help you to attract the attention of buyers.

Stacking Small Boxes, Tables, Benches To Create Better Antique Displays

Small tables, boxes, tins, stools can be used as "risers" for providing "height" to an otherwise level plane. Also be sure to mix us the degree of "verticals" and " horizontals". The addition of this cute lamp provides a nice "vertical" addition which coordinates well to the table on the left which was stacked on top of a larger table.

This display idea was spotted at Antiques On The Farmington, Collinsville, 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 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 dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, Dianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists

1 comment:

  1. Good tips! I try to cram as much stuff as possible in my antique mall booths, and there's nowhere to go but up!