Elaborate 1940s & 1950’s Window Displays at Plantsville General Store Antique Center Fifth Avenue in New York City is not the only place to find spectacular window displays, now you can visit The Plantsville General Store Antique Center and re-visit the 1940s & 1950s.
News-Antique.com - Mar 08,2008 - The Plantsville General Store Antique Center likes to show customers just how to collect and decorate homes retro and vintage style and has just launched their Spring windows with elaborate whimsical displays with the help of C. Dianne Zweig, author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s (Collectorbooks.com).
This multi-dealer antiques and collectibles shop located in Central Connecticut was once a popular dry goods store back in the forties with grand windows which attracted shoppers to this folksy town.
Now loyal customers still enjoy strolling around this village of antique shops, often planning an afternoon out antiquing and then stopping at the Kess Café on Main Street ,a funky eatery which combines a hip California menu in a Retro- Victorian styled restaurant .
The Plantsville General Store, owned by Elaine and David Maloney likes to change their five grand windows regularly, and are known for the unique displays which cover a variety of themes and time periods. According to Elaine, a master window dresser herself, “ customers like to see how to use and display collectibles in their own homes, we show them how to blend old with new”.
Elaine, along with her very knowledgeable staff is happy to help clients find what they are looking for and will even help customers search for items that are not immediately on hand .
This month Elaine recruited C. Dianne Zweig aka “The Kitschy Kitchen Collector” to create a “buzz” for the beginning of the Spring season when “happy colors” are in and the dark and warmer winter palettes are finally packed away. Dianne has successfully transformed the windows of this popular Antique Mall into a retro treasure land right out of the Dimestore Era.
The postwar years of the , forties and fifties were know as the colorful era with vibrant, whimsical textiles, housewares and home accessories in strong yellows, reds, blues and greens with themes of flowers, fruits, Dutch. Mexicana etc. dominating kitchen and homes.
The Plantsville General Store Antique Center certainly will make you feel like you just stepped back in time. If you loved Woolworth’s, Grants, Kresge and McCory’s you will adore not only the windows of this eclectic Antique Mall but all the goodies inside the store as well.... including, kitchenwares, pottery, glassware, silver, jewelry, china, advertising, dolls, linens, textiles, pop culture, furniture, ephemera, vanity, vintage clothing and more.
You can easily access this Central Connecticut shop by taking exit 30, Marion Avenue off 84. For more information visit them on-line at www.pgsantiques.com or call 860-621-5255. Hours: 10am-5pm. Wednesday-Saturday Sunday 12 noon-5pm.