Dis­play Dy­nam­ics

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There are many ways to make the con­tents of a cabi­net stand out, apart from sim­ply lin­ing the shelves.try these tips:

1)Group Project. A gath­er­ing of like items can have a greater impact than dis­sim­i­lar ob­jects. Group­ing an as­sort­ment of Rosie’s Torquay Mot­to­ware from Devon, Eng­land, on one shelf not only looks col­or­ful but also calls at­ten­tion to the hand­painted say­ings on some of the pieces, which in­clude “Say lit­tle, think much!” on a tiny pitcher and “Lips how­ever rosy must be fed” on a small cup.

2)Bowled Over. Rather than nest­ing bowls, turn one bowl over and stack another on top to high­light spe­cial fea­tures, such as spouts, un­usual han­dles, etc.

3)Tone on Tone. Min­gle items with sim­i­lar colors, such as Rosie’s blue-striped Buck­eye mugs and pitcher that co­or­di­nate with the bluestriped yel­lowware bowls and pitch­ers.

4)Be Still. Make your dis­plays come alive with bowls of fresh fruit or re­al­is­tic-look­ing fac­sim­i­les. Here, Rosie has cre­ated a “real” still life us­ing clus­ters of lush, col­or­ful stone fruit.to vary the height of the bowls, boost some with a painted spice box and pro­vide a bit of vis­ual bal­last with pewter pieces set against a serv­ing plat­ter. In­cor­po­rate a bat­tery-op­er­ated can­dle for an ex­tra dose of shine.

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