Often, when we pick up something we like from the thrift store.
We will evaluate what use we wanted it for. Sometimes, we want
something displayed or add to a collection. How do you display your
items if you don't have a curio or hutch?
If you have a collection, group them altogether if you have a wall unit or display shelf. You can find the Shelf at a thrift store. It's cheaper than
getting a cabinet or a china hutch. An example if you have a collection of Snowbabies, is to try to place them on a secure wall shelf. Or if you
already have a china cabinet. Place item under glass in the cabinet.
If you have vintage folk-art tole wood boxes you can place them on
the coffee table they are great for remote storage. The folk art piece brings a
French country feels to your home decor, especially if the boxes are distressed. Place it on a coffee table with an old basket to hold magazines, with a candle Snuffer to Snuff off candles when in use. You will have a nice vignette on the coffee table to display these vintage items.
If you have end tables please quirky sculptures you might have found at the thrift. A lot of the sculptures are of thin metal and are of a unique design. Place your find on the end table it will make a bare table come to life with a unique piece of art. If you have unique one-of-a-kind art, then hang them on the wall. Depending upon the style and the subject matter vintage art can be a one-of-a-kind unique expression of one’s taste.
My home is an expression of me. I have art on every piece of wall in this
home. It is unique and different even in the display.
The book should be displayed in bookcases, they look orderly when
placed on shelves. Some people place uniform book covers so they are all the same color,
Costume jewelry should be placed in jewelry boxes if you want to display them. It should be placed in hanging jewelry-clear bags. So you can pull it out too easy to find or to show people.
Collections of any type should be displayed and seen, not hiding away.
I have an example of my seashell box collection I pick them up at the thrift often.
In summary, if you have a collection and you want to display it there are many locations within the home it can be displayed. They may be unique spots to place them but it will work out great depending on the display. Don't be afraid to display your favorite places in odd locations
around the home. If you don't have a lot of shelves or any display cabinets.
Be original in your display and experiment in your own home to
find the right combination of items for display.