How to display your collections and a view of one person’s antique displays.
I am a collector at heart. I mean, why have one of something special, when you can have ten? hahaha
Cabbage Patch Dolls, stuffed bears, Noah’s Ark, roosters are just a few of the collections I have had in my lifetime.
Nowadays, I don’t collect as much as I use to, but I believe one of the biggest hurdles with collections is how to display them.
So you have 20 vintage glass knobs, now what?
Well, for this week’s Salvage Sister & Mister Feature Me, Betty Gallimore is not only sharing her FAB collections but tips on displaying them. You are in for quite a treat…
HOW TO DISPLAY COLLECTIONS WITH BETTY
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SS&M – Thanks for being a feature here today Betty. Let’s start with what inspires you to collect?
BETTY – I love to collect to preserve history before it’s gone. Things were made more beautiful and have such lovely graphics than they do today. I think these things deserve to be displayed. I grew up in the 50s so basically this is my past.
SS&M – It looks like you have multiple collections.
BETTY – I do collect a lot of different things. I have so many collections that my husband and I built a general store behind our house. It’s just to look at; we don’t sell anything. I’ve collected junk my entire life. I have a love for anything old.
SS&M – WOW! A general store? There is nothing more vintage than a general store. I see so many wonderful things.
Betty – There are old tins (coffee, powder, shaving, coffee, spice, and more).
Betty – Old cameras, typewriters, old leather change purses, and pocketbooks.
Betty – I also collect old whisk brooms, horsehair brushes, shaving brushes, and old dresser sets in shadow boxes or display boxes.
SS&M – Yes, I love those shadow boxes. Can you tell us about how you display your items?
Betty – I usually display items under glass, in shadow boxes, or in a store display….. it makes the items stand out.
DISPLAY COLLECTION TIPS
- Display Like Items Together
- Think about the Display
- Group by Color
- Collect What You Love
- Add an Additional Complementary Piece
- Mix and Match Items
SS&M – Betty, we really enjoyed seeing your amazing collections. Thank you very much for sharing your home and tips with us today!
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