Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Antique Displays Done Right!

This week, when I was working at the antique store, Pam, a favorite former dealer, came in to shop ... we got talking about displaying collections, somehow, and she mentioned that her husband had recently made her cabinets to display her antique hat collect ... she invited me over, and actually I was bowled over .... such amazing displays!!

 Here are the cabinets he built ...

 This is another display in her bedroom ...
 Her kitchen was bright and cheerful ... and I was amazed at her use of space ... so clever!

 This little cupboard occupies the space that once held a built in ironing board.  She said when they bought the house it was an open alcove ... yep her clever hubs added the door and glass shelves.  How cute is this?

This is a close up with the door open ...  I loved the whole house.  Its amazing.  The first picture is a shot of her laundry display, which I am sure you gathered already.

We will be revisiting her house in the future so you can see her adorable, tiny, well organized craft room.  


  1. Two comments: A lot of dusting except where the clever husband made glassed-in cases, and women with husbands who are not only indulgent, but supportive, about their collecting and junking are really lucky and better do something extra special for those guys on Valentine's Day!

  2. Really great displays and wonderful collections! Thanks for sharing!