all tarted up

As our inventory grows, we need more ways to display our collection of awesome handmade items. We’ve recently scored a number of vintage fixtures and display items.

A crazy metallic fiberglass jewelry bust, bought on Ebay. The cosmetologist’s head on the floor is a find from my Dad, who is always finding the most remarkable things. She has a splotch of pink color in her chopped-off hair, and the label on the bottom says her name is Viola.

These 3 little boxes came from a thrift shop in Germantown, all on the same day.

This lamp used to be in my living room, but I think it’s great for displaying jewelry.

Another contribution from Dad, a white “Carilite” suitcase, maybe from the 60’s. It works really well for the works on paper collection.

The suitcases work for all kinds of things. The one on the left is actually a briefcase, also from the thrift in Germantown. The lovely green leather one on the right is a gift from Dad’s friend Harry Lowe, Glenside’s finest sign painter and blues guitarist extraordinaire. We visited his shop recently and Sean sat in with his band, the Limekiln Crawlers. Those guys sure know how to belt out the blues, not to mention being wonderful people.

We love the vintage stuff. It’s fun to collect the right pieces to add to the store’s charm and character, but sorry, they’re not for sale. Handmade is where it’s at. 🙂

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  1. i love your display ideas and the vintage suitcases!

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