Friday, March 2, 2012

On Display

I have a huge obsession with vintage store displays.  While I am especially enamored with old millinery heads and stands I find myself attracted to most retail fixtures from the 1800's through the 1960's.  They are amazing decor pieces and can be not only beautiful artistic accessories, but functional everyday living items.  Below are some of my personal finds and some items that are on my wish list.

I was especially excited to find the lucite and brass bust display above.  It is the only one I have seen and while it looks amazing by itself it is also a great way to photograph vintage brassieres, blouses, and bathing suits.

This vintage hardware cabinet from urgestudio would be such a great credenza in a dining room or a television stand in a living room.  I am drooling over it!

These antique stands from plainandelegant would be perfect to spotlight a prized collection.  I am loving the ornate cast iron bases!

Check out the children's shoe lasts at worthygoodstextile.  These make great accessories on bookshelves or a fireplace mantle.

This is just one of the many vintage mannequin heads that has found it's way to my home and is now in the shop.  I also have her brunette twin sister.


  1. Lovely! That vintage cabinet is a GEM. Great mix! And thank you. ;-)

  2. Ooooh. This lady's nose is so distinctive. What a fun collection you have! I never seem to find old retail fixtures, and am in desperate need of a millinery head.