Christmas is over and it’s time to refresh the vintage booth window display with a glistening winter affair including a new shelf, table, and signage. Here are a few ideas that I integrated that I hope you’ll love.
At the end of 2021 I set 4 Top Thrifting Goals For 2022, and opening a vintage booth was one of those goals. You may see how I started it all in the post, How to Start a Vintage Booth Business.
It Takes a Village
It was the day before New Year’s Eve and I was up and out to my vintage booth in the window of The Vintage Soul at The Old Country Store Of Manchester, Vermont bright and early, 6:00 a.m. to be exact…
Toting my Ogunquit Playhouse coffee mug from this past summer in Maine (We saw Cher and it was amazing!) along with my husband and Ella, our Bernese Mountain Dog.
The car was parked outside the window and Ella hung her head outside the car window watching us intently as we decorated the window wondering what the heck was going on:)
A New Shelf
I arrived at the vintage booth a bit earlier than my husband did so that I could clear it all out in preparation.
We then installed a new shelf over the window so that I could now display my favorite, vintage ski lodge decor. You may see more in the Vintage Ski Lodge Decor Blog Series.
Vintage Ski Lodge Decor
Vintage snowshoes, ice skates, a fuzzy owl, birch logs, and garland now adorn this newly installed shelf. A shelf we actually removed from above our own home’s windows this past November for our interior painting project with Stardew Blue. More to come on that!
Vintage ski lodge collections are traditional and stylish in any home decor. Ideal for both interior and exterior styling. Who doesn’t love a pair of old snowshoes, skis, ice skates, and sleds, just a few favorites?
Here I have an old homemade Jack Jumper sled for sale, native to Vermont. I found three of these this past fall. You can learn more about Jack Jumper sleds in the post, Vintage Market Days Fall 2022 Vermont.
And see the two I kept and displayed with evergreens in the post, Ski Lodge Winter Porch Decor on Full Display.
Snowflakes in the Window
I found these white glitter snowflakes on Amazon and used clear fishing line to hang them from the already existing hooks below the new shelving for the window’s lighting.
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The snowflakes help create that “Winter Wonderland” vibe for shoppers both inside and outside the shop.
And maybe, just maybe, they will bring us some real snow soon too.
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* Taking photos in a window is a bit of a challenge, at least for me it is. I took these shots in the very early morning as the sun was barely rising just to capture what I could with minimal shadows and glares… And I wanted for you to be able to see how the lights and lit trees also appeared.
This past fall I picked up a vintage cobbler rack at Vintage Market Days Vermont and refinished it to use in this window booth, which you can see more of HERE. Click on images to see more.
After refinishing and positioning the cobbler rack into the booth, I decided that I wanted to make it into my “bargain rack” in the New Year.
Offering up inexpensive items that I want to move out to make way for the spring decor. After all, spring is just around the corner, right? Filling it with $1 stacked plates, vintage cobbler shoes, glassware, and the like.
“bargain rack” Sign
I ordered this “bargain rack” sign to mount on the cobbler rack from The 7th Son on Etsy.
This “bargain rack” sign is 12″ x 5.5″ inches in the light walnut, very similar to the original Dabbling & Decorating sign, which you may see more of HERE.
Winter White Vintage Booth Display
Collecting and decorating with vintage winter white treasures warms my heart. Ironstone platters and bowls, white dinner plates, white porcelain tea sets, chamber pots, and so much more.
Add a few neutrals like rolling pins, placemats, and wooden shoe molds to your winter white vintage collections. All are available at the booth today.
You may also enjoy these posts, 11 Creative Ideas to Display Your Vintage Collections and How to Decorate with Simple Winter Whites.
Faux White Light Winter Birch Trees
I added two winter white faux birch trees with lights, compliments of the owner, Lisa to the vintage booth window. These plug-in trees with lights brighten up the vintage booth window during the day, as well as in the evening for all the shoppers and the occasional passerby to see.
Amazon offers a wide selection of these trees and branches here:
White Farmhouse Table
I almost forgot, oh my goodness. This white farmhouse table. After finding a vintage pine table this fall while out “Thrifting with the Gals“, which you may see more of in the post, Cozy Winter Dining Room with Ski Lodge Decor | Get the Look, I was ready to part with my beautiful super large farmhouse table with bench.
It also serves as the ideal display furniture for this small vintage booth window space too, now decorated with a beautiful white winter vintage affair.
I hope you enjoyed your visit with me today at my vintage booth in the window at The Vintage Soul at The Old Country Store Of Manchester, Vermont today. I hope you found inspiration! And if you get the chance, please drop by the shop sometime!
For Valentine’s Day, I added a few window hearts.
I’m so glad you dropped by, and if you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you enjoyed your visit with us here today at our Vintage Booth Business in Vermont. I hope you found the inspiration you were looking for!
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Ann Woleben says
Your booth is so inviting. Sure wish I lived closer!
I’m so glad you liked it Ann, I wish you did as well!
Hi Ann. I was gifted years ago with the two birds on your mantle…the far right and far left ones. Can you please tell me anything you know about them? Thanks!
What great gifts to receive. These were all my mother’s collections. She and I called them sandpipers, but I’m sure that’s accurate. Little beach sandpipers are so cute chasing the waves up and down the beaches in Maine. The coloring fits. I’m sorry I’m not much help beyond this. I treasure them though!
Your booth is beautiful! Makes me want to take a trip to Vermont. Hopefully soon!
Thank you Mary-Ellen, that means so much to me. I hope you get the chance to visit soon!
Jeannie Brandt says
Beautiful display Ann! If I am ever close by I will certainly visit!
Thank you so much Jeannie, I’m always happy to hear from you!
You have knocked it out of the park. Wow, everything is fabulous. Sure wish I lived closer to you.
Oh my gosh Diana, thank you so much. I’m thrilled you liked it all!
Pat Swenson says
Ski lodge decor speaks to my heart here in Minnesota. That is how our porch has been decorated for the winter season. We removed the obvious Christmas decor that was put out in November but left the rest: the toboggan, skates, mittens, scarves, blankets, sleds, skis and snowshoes. We just found an awesome L.L. Bean runner sled at a local sporting goods store at a substantial discount after Christmas. Wish we could send some of our abundant snow to Vermont. We have had almost double the normal amount of snow we should have at this point in winter.
You are truly an inspiration! Your booth looks so inviting and interesting.
Hi Pat, what a wonderful message to receive from you today. I love ski lodge decor as you do and I may even have too much of it now if that is at all possible. haha… It’s snowing a bit here today, but yes we need a lot more. I’m envious of all the snow you are getting this year. Thank you again for your note and have a wonderful day.
Teddee Grace says
So pretty! I’m sure the store and all of the other vendors must also be thrilled with this eye-catching window display.
Thank you for your sweet comment. It’s really a wonderful shop, where we all collaborate and help one another, which makes it even better:)
Kathy Munday says
I so enjoyed your booth design! I love white and I love snow!! So inviting and cozy. And Ella in the car….oh my heart!! Enjoy the beauty of the season and please send some snow down here on Cape Cod!! Stay well. Stay warm!
Good morning Kathy, I’m so glad you enjoyed the post! It’s pouring rain here today in Vermont so unfortunately there’s no snow to send your way. Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.
Your both is looking so great, Ann! I love the signs you have added — the perfect custom touch! It sure looks like you have fun with it all!
It is fun Molly. It’s a lot of work too, but so fun!
Kim | Shiplap and Shells says
If only I lived closer Ann. I would be your best customer. So many pretty things.
Wouldn’t that be so fun Kim? Thanks for stopping by hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Anna Price says
You did a great job with the display window! It looks amazing. I was so sad this past fall when I went to Hutchins Antiques in Ogunquit and found that they were closed. Hopefully not permanently. Love the dress form in the window the with scarf. Thank you for giving us some inspiration.
Thank you Anna, I know it’s awful. It burned down this past summer. I drove by it in early January when I was back in Maine and the entire building was torn down and cleared away. Not sure if they will rebuild. Loved that shop too.