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How can I use display cabinets for my collection without it looking like a grandma's antique store?
   Comment   January 20, 2011
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5uzeeq
Sorry...I forgot to add my grandmas have both given me a lot of family heirlooms over the years, and I love them, but sometomes i feel like they;re just not my style
January 20, 2011 at 10:57am   
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Annie Thornton
Especially with figurines and others small detailed collectibles, the detail and quality of the collection can be better appreciated if they are not overwhelmed with volume. I, myself, have a collection of over 40 Madam Alexander Dolls, and they tend to get lost in the crowd if I have them all out at once. I recommend selecting your favorite pieces to display prominently. If they are fragile, secure them down with an adhesive like museum wax that won't damage the piece but will help prevent breakage. If you are using tables to display your collection, use risers such as stacked books or cake stands to stagger the height. A way to also avoid the grandmother look that can come with collections, integrate the pieces with everyday pieces in your home. Rely on textures and colors to display the beauty.
January 20, 2011 at 2:38pm   
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4. Vintage tins. This collection's display really works for me since the shelves are a little distressed themselves, matching the "vintage" feel of the tins.
Between Naps on the Porch added this to Collections: Display That Which You Love...
Colorful vintage tins...another beautiful, whimsical collection that makes a wonderful display and proves you don't have to spend a fortune to add interest and decorative touches to your home.

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Makes me want to start a collection too.
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Colorful vintage tins...another beautiful, whimsical collection that makes a wonderful display and proves you don't have to spend a fortune to add interest and decorative touches to your home.
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