The Art of Dis­play

Show off your prized pieces in clever ways.

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COUN­TRY CLEVER

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.

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