My passion, after my family of course, is Treasure Hunting. The simple beauty of things from by-gone eras have always spoken to me. Whether these treasures are found at a flea market, fine antique store, estate sale, thrift shop, or in the family attic, surprises abound.
As an interior designer, I believe it is vital to balance your decor by including found and family treasures. Surrounding yourself with things you love should always be the goal, from there you will find your true style.
As I shop, I may have a client in mind or I may want to resell at our french flea market or in my shop. I am lucky to have several outlets for my treasures including my own home! I plan to share my searching, hunting, travels, and treasures with you and encourage you to enjoy adding your treasures to your home.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Antique Display

The simplicity of the retail stores of 100 years ago has always intrigued me.  The wood floors, the tin ceilings and the wide variety of goods efficiently displayed were all charming features of the old fashioned shop. A very important tool for shop keepers of this era, as well as todays retailer, was successful displays.

I was fortunate to find a set of four antique glass shelf risers from old drug and candy stores. These risers were an important tool in creating displays using the vertical space to draw the most attention. Spacing these risers along a counter or on top of a display case and topping them with glass was an easy way to create transparent display areas allowing the merchandise to be the focus. Although these risers can be found in ones and twos, finding four of them was a real treasure. If you are fortunate enough to find even one of these, they can be beautiful in your home displays. A simple round mirror or piece of colored glass on top can make a stunning statement for displaying accessories or seasonal items. I will be using these at Le Potager this holiday season to display vintage Christmas decorations. I will post them in use as soon as the displays are set. Using unique items to display your decor makes it just that much more special.

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