A Vintage Green that it's a good idea to display things in a way that people might be able to see doing something similar at their own home, so this vignette will, I hope, suggest to someone that it might look nice on their dressing table.
Fenton: I've added several pieces of Fenton to my booth; although I must confess that it's not a favorite of mine, I know that many people do collect it. I think it's beautiful but I like useful things and many Fenton items are decorative, for the most part. The amethyst vase front left is not Fenton but the other pieces are.
The pitcher and bowl set that was on the washstand sold so I re-did it with other dressing table items. I like the Napco lady's head and that blue tidbit tray. I
have searched online and in my books but have not found one quite like it. After much trial and error, I've decided to put jewelry pieces on index cards. Many pieces can be pinned on, making them fairly secure. Small pieces are a problem to display; if they are locked in a case most people don't bother to ask to see them but if left out they can "walk." The cards have a little size to them and might not be so tempting.
There are other items on the floor, and a large basket full of baskets for the adventurous to dig through. I might re-visit the floor area and find a better way to use that space but for now it's okay.
I added another short shelf and a rack for hanging linens too. This freed up some shelf space and allowed a better display for the linens.
I ended up taking a box full of things home with me but I had other plans for those items--most of them made the trip to Marietta today to be added to my booth there. That's one advantage to having two places--if something doesn't sell at one, it might sell at the other.
That's today's quick tour. Come back tomorrow to see a few more.
I will be linking to these friends this week: Colorado Lady, Apron Thrift Girl, Her Library Adventures, From my Front Porch to Yours and A Coastal Charm. Check them out to see lots of great vintage items!
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