Friday, July 6, 2018

Five on Friday - Display Cases

A (sometimes) weekly feature here on my blog sharing five FRESH random photos (or thoughts or interesting tidbits).

Yesterday I decided to go on an INSPIRATION outing to a local antique mall, just to stroll through and check out the eclectic offerings. I always enjoy seeing the different display styles in the various booths, particularly when they involve unique shelves or old display cases.

1. My favorite from yesterday's trip was this old metal locker shelf with some of the original wire baskets. I think this would be great in a garage or in a craft room filled with vintage paraphernalia.

2. This old Tom's Toasted Peanuts case was in pretty good shape, but I wondered why it had a lock loop - were the peanuts that popular?

3. This metal shelf wasn't all that special, but it holds a nice variety of sewing machine drawers filled with handmade jewelry.

4. This piece was labeled as a "French Vitrine." I have to admit that I had to look up the word "vitrine" to discover that it means "a glass display case." I don't believe I've ever heard that word used, although surely I've run across in it my reading at some point. Did you know what it meant?

5. A bunch of old black & white photos were displayed on this next case that may have originally been used to showcase old marble tiles. I wonder what stories these photos would tell if there had been journaling to go along with them!

Which of these display cases do you like the best? What would you display on it?


  1. What fun adventure - very interesting display cases or shelves. I get a little sad seeing so many old photos abandoned by families - who were these people, what were their feelings at the moment of taking that photo. I once bought a whole box of old photos with the intention of making a scrap book just because I thought someone should love these moments again.

  2. Didn't know "vitrine" - but now I do! I like the last case - would display favorite books maybe?

  3. That last stand could be perfect for displaying scrapbook pages.


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