A favorite way of calling attention to groupings of “smalls” in the shop is to cover them with a glass cloche. Here are a few vignettes I had the fun of putting together today. Bell jars are perfect for putting small mementos and collections out in the open And the domes keep them dust free.
In this vignette, a tiny damaged doll and her rabbit sit on a pile of brightly colored linen luncheon napkins that I imagine as a grassy hill. An unused pair of tiny pink socks would be cute hanging from the large glass knob.
A collection of antique diaries raise a nesting bird within this cloche.
With a little imagination, two wooden bird game pieces watch over a mind-blowing number of dice eggs. A collection of vintage decks of cards with the Bakelite dice in jars would be better. I think this display is too whimsical for the shop.
A bone china pixie surveys her hoard of old keys.
Any small collection grouped together seems more important beneath a glass dome.
This collection of vintage Wisconsin souvenirs keeps reminders of happy vacation days dust free and in sight.
See-through Depression glass works well when hosting a simple collection of 1950’s buttons and colorful thread.
A small petal lady of the same era adds a little more interest.
Small toys in a neutral hue stand out when displayed on a jungle gym of green Depression glass.
In the same way, artificial raspberries and strawberries seem to spill from this tippy placement of bowls blending colors that compliment each other.