Welcome vintage junkers, hoarders and flea market foragers! It’s time to do a little Christmas junkin’ here at Follow The Yellow Brick Home as part of my Let’s Go Junkin’ series!
I so happy to have the talented Rita from Panoply blog back again as a guest blogger to share how she has styled her antiques booth at The South Charleston Antique Mall for Christmas. Get ready to swoon! Here’s Rita!
Hello, readers! I’m Rita C. from the blog Panoply, and I’m delighted to return as a guest writer here on Amber’s blog again today. If you recall, I was here in early October, sharing some of my personal home and garden fall vignettes (you can view that post here).
Today I am sharing some of the ways my sisters and I (collectively, we are Panoply) have styled our retail booth spaces in holiday style. We are located in the South Charleston Antique Mall in South Charleston, WV, and have been there since 2008. Since I’ve only been blogging since 2013, I’ll be sharing some of those holiday vignettes staged over the course of the past five years. My Panoply sisters and I cordially invite you to come share in the seasonal displays anytime, as our mall is open seven days a week!
With each of the years listed below, you may click on that header and it will take you to the post from that year’s Panoply Christmas displays with more description, more photos. Here, I’m simply capturing the highlights from each.
Over the years, our rented area has expanded to the point where we now have the equivalent of four booth spaces. We try to create moods and themes with the things we sell, and stage items to suggest ways to use our goods in your own home. This year we set a child’s room theme in one booth, with a transitional cabinet that segues into our next space, a cottage kitchen (just beyond the shelf and shutter behind the cabinet pictured below).
A portion of our cottage kitchen space is pictured below.
We have another space in which we set a wintry, outdoor scene of sleigh riding.
Over the course of the years, we may or may not sell some of our items. Christmas items are the only category where we will take inventory out after the holidays (if not sold), and store for future use. We also pick up replacements of things which are currently selling well, such as ice skates.
In 2016, we primarily set colorful kitchen items for the holidays, showcasing lots of red, and ornaments in various vessels.
In 2015, we staged ‘Miss Chrissy’, our own mannequin tree, configured from one of our own old Christmas trees. She was a hit, as this was one of the first years this concept took off in the DIY world. We placed a faux mantel in a living room setting, with lots of vintage toys and decor surrounding.
Our spaces were growing in 2014, and we spread our vintage items around with touches of Christmas in each.
In the area pictured below, our theme was, “I’ll be home for Christmas, with the scene set in a living room with vintage luggage, all cozy and warm.
As you can see, quality of photos from 2013 aren’t great, but we captured the essence of our style nonetheless. We staged a Victorian style living room for Christmas, with a fainting couch and various other vintage items.
Below was a fun concept we utilized in 2013 to showcase vintage ornaments for sale in another of our booth spaces – in a large, galvanized tub. It mimicked a bubble bath!
I hope you get a flavor for our Panoply holiday style with this compilation post shared here today. As you can see, we stage themes, versus simply stocking shelves with our wares. This is one of the activities of retailing we really enjoy. Best of all is being able to share with folks like you, our customers, and to be pickers for you!
Panoply is located in the South Charleston Antique Mall at 617 D Street, South Charleston, WV. It is an easy on/off from I-64 at Exit 56. We invite you drop in, Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm; and Sundays, Noon to 5pm. The only holidays we are closed are Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Come see us! Our booths are conveniently located on the first floor, dealers #55, 58 and 65.
Amber, thank you for the invitation to share our holiday vintage style!
Wow! Thanks Rita!
So much eye candy! I spy so many treasures I would love to have. Luckily the South Charleston Antique Mall is only about a 55 minute hop, skip, and a jump away, so my mother and I are planning a visit very soon! Rita has such a wonderful knack for styling her booth space, and her home and garden is just as amazing. Head on over to her blog to see all of the amazing ideas she is sharing for the holidays there!
I am still decorating with lots of vintage Christmas goodies here at my home too. I am working on my kitchen this week and hope to share a tour with you next week. If you love vintage Christmas, you won’t want to miss my post Sing We Now Of Christmas Holiday Music Room Tour that I shared for the It’s A Wonderful House Home Tours/Blog Hop last week!
The music room is jam packed full of vintage Christmas galore, but there’s always room for a few more treasures like the one’s I am spying in Rita’s booth! Perhaps one or two will turn up in an upcoming post. We shall see!
I would love to see all of your Christmas decor or read your comments about how you are decorating this year. I am excited that my friend Debra from Common Ground and I are teaming up to bring you the Home For Christmas Blogger’s Link Party beginning on December 13th! If you are a blogger we would love for you to link up all of your holiday posts. If you aren’t a blogger you can still join the party by visiting the blogs and leaving comments. The more friends the merrier!
Thank you to everyone who visited today, and thank you again to Rita for sharing her amazing style and giving us this tempting tour of her booth!
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