Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Summer Stagings of Our Retail Spaces

It's been a while since I've posted photos of our booth space styling efforts in the South Charleston Antique Mall, but sister M and I have been working our spaces continuously each Tuesday.  We've made both big and small changes, and we're now into the full swing of summer.  Here are a some shots of our recent styling efforts over the past month (descriptions for photos are below each one):
This is a shot of what we call our first booth space.  It has become a sort of cottage space in recent weeks.
Very summer-y in nature, we've added garden items galore, from concrete planters to flower frogs to watering cans, birdhouses and even an old well pump.
Chippy chairs, vintage luggage, and always a great selection vintage linens, both casual and dressy.  We've got milk glass, jadeite, and enamelware....
We have utility stools, window frames & picture frames...
We very recently acquired this 12-tin, 3-shelf pie safe, and just completed rearranging the space to show it off.

In our other mall space, just around the corner of the space captured above, we've added what we call ebony & ivory:
This is a nice little two-piece, step-back cabinet, to which we added some of our large selection of crockery.
Shelf detail.  We carry a lot of vintage hardware - this framed set of escutcheons is just an example of how to turn hardware into hanging art for the home.
Our state (West Virginia) celebrated its 150th birthday on June 20th, and this vignette paid homage to our roots. ;)  It was a celebration right smack in between Memorial Day and Independence Day, so we had vintage flags for both our nation and our state.
We keep a small space for the more refined display (as opposed to cottage, primitive or industrial), a vignette certainly more our norm in years past.  It's fun to see ourselves and how we've evolved over the past five years we've been in business together (my two sisters & I).  We've certainly shared our three styles in the way we display.  
This is the industrial cart we placed a few months ago (that I secretly hope doesn't sell so I can restyle my sunroom at home with it).  We have stacked it with a primitive table and handsome chair, as well as two bistro stools on the far right corner.
And lastly, this is our mid-summer vignette we styled today.  It's 'rusty gold', to quote Mike Wolfe of American Pickers - a rusty bike, yard ready!  It even has moss already growing on the seat!  Behind it are most of our summer smalls:  picnic basket, tennis racket & wooden oar; pillow, buoys, and there's even a fishing rod in the basket on the back wheel.
The little herb pots fill the baskets also, and I think the sign in the front basket says it all:  [needs] RESCUE.

The South Charleston Antique Mall is located off I-64, Exit 56 (Montrose Dr., easy on/off access) in South Charleston, WV (304) 744-8975.  We are open 363 days a year (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas days); M-Sat 10 am - 6 pm; Sun noon - 5 pm.  There's over 18,000 square feet (three floors + mezzanine) of space to explore, all reasonably priced.  If you're traveling our way, stop in and see us - Panoply's on first floor!

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