Vintage Props for Effective Displays

by Karen Hess.
(Tucson, Arizona USA)

My displays include vintage doilies, silver dishes, old china, birdcages, and my mannequin ~ Lillie. For this particular event, “Shop the City,” I featured my Day of the Dead creations.

Lillie in Day of the Dead

Lillie in Day of the Dead

I put a black tulle tutu on Lillie, along with a black tank top and mask. She’s featuring my hand wrought sugar skull necklaces and sugar skull earrings.

Spool Organizer

Spool Organizer

I’ll often use objects found at the craft stores, such as the wooden spool organizer.

I paint the item and then incorporate it in my display. In addition, I like to use vintage silver dishes filled with rice or beans to hold rings, which can pose a problem for effective display. This technique works really good.

Ring Display

Ring Display

Birdcage

Birdcage

Karen Hess
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  • Karen Hess says:

    Thank you so much for posting my entry. I’m always looking for new “shabby chic” ways to display my jewelry, so I find it an artistic challenge as well.
    I’m thrilled to see my displays on your awesome website. Thanks so very much!

  • Thank you for sharing your display, Karen! I love how your vintage elements go so well with your Day of the Dead creations. I also like how you use unusual props like the birdcage. Your booth is interesting and different – I would love to see it in person. 🙂

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