The Art of Display
Show off your prized pieces in clever ways.
It’s not what you have, but how you arrange it and show it off. Authentic antique items are great, but sometimes collections can seem boring and lack character. Follow some of our curated ideas for placing handcrafted items in front-row vignettes so your guests can enjoy your personal style and savor the art of display.
The initials of the blanket owner are preserved in this upstyled display piece.
To outfit permanently, attach items with epoxy.
A graphic garden trellis in wood looks interesting in an entryway exhibiting a collection of old garden tools and watering cans. A botanical print of artichokes is casually displayed in a center diamond. Anchor the piece to the wall with drywall screws and change out items seasonally.
TRELLISES, FENCING AND OLD GARDEN GATES ARE ALL USEFUL INDOORS AS A FOCAL POINT TO HOLD WREATHS, ARCHITECTURAL ITEMS OR A FAVORITE COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE TOOLS.
A vintage cupboard filled with ironstone is a beautiful backdrop for a graphic antique blanket cut into fragments and highlighted in a vintage gold frame. The cupboard itself acts as a shadow box showing off the whiteware and framing the art.
A painted raised-paneled cupboard is the perfect background for a Victorian mirror in old paint. The mirror backing was removed with a razor blade to showcase a family snapshot.
Add photo corners to a classic green glass bottle and display prints, photographs or interesting pieces of ephemera.
Old brass candlesticks can host much more than glowing tapers. Use candlesticks as pedestals to elevate paperweights, rose bowls filled with natural finds or beeswax novelty luminaries such as pinecones.
A vintage yarn swift has perfect diamond-shaped openings to spotlight vintage fern prints found preserved in an antique gardening book.