Monday, October 17, 2011

Around The World : Decorating With Global Collectibles And Style

Zen Meets Global: Bringing Home Global Style At Queen Anne Antiques

April who owns Queen Anne Antiques in Canton, CT. has really changed direction in her wonderful small but packed shop off Route 44 in Canton, Ct. Once a secret hiding place for all things Cottage Style, Retro and Vintage, April must be going through a totally new phase which I will call "Zen meets Global ".

Global Decorating Style

A Global Decorating Style appreciates the vast array of collectibles from all over the world. Many home owners like to mix objects, textiles and decorative accessories from far away places such as Indonesia, Africa, Japan, the Mediterranean coast. Travelers may enjoy bringing home colorful wall hangings or artwork or finding unique fabrics and textiles from other countries. Interesting patterned fabrics with vibrant colors can be used as a foundation for a wonderful global inspired room.

Global Collectibles

April seems to like keeping a nice inventory of ethnic, New Age and culturally diverse collectibles and furnishings. Slowly but surely over the last two years, April's eclectic shop has been becoming very design conscious with plenty of unique and unusual objects. Don't get me wrong, she stills has a really nice variety of kitchen collectibles, furniture, textiles, books etc., but now the shop also takes on a very artsy feel.

Looks Like Anthropologie

On a recent visit, April had lots of very interesting objects that you might see in a setting such as Anthropologie (one of my favorite stores). You will find, masks, figurines, baskets, tapestry, textiles, sculpture etc. April has loaded her store with Global collectibles. Some of these items are older, some more recent, but together the collection is worth taking a look at.

Shopping For Antiques In Canton, CT

By the way,around the corner from "Queen Anne Antiques", is "The Blue House Vintage Shop". And just a few stores down is "The Junk Shop of Canton". My Multi-dealer store, Collinsville Antiques Company is down the road on Route 44 in New Hartford. This is a great area to go hunting.

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, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Society of Professional Journalists

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