Richard’s Retail Woes

Glam Vintage & Moderne Store Window August 2013

Glam Vintage & Moderne Store Window August 2013

As a former retailer I can attest to the common annoyances shared by most retailers.  From the dripping ice cream to the customers labelled “bebacks” because they promise they’ll come back later.  And the gaggle of girls (women) who actually walk through the store never seeing anything (including the retailer) because they are busy catching up on old times and planning dinner.

Demi lune table is the star attraction at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Demi lune table WAS the star attraction at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Most retailers feature things in the store window that they want to sell.  It is evident that my bro Richard plans his seasonal windows with great care.  For instance for this Coney Island themed summer window Richard painstakingly dyed cotton  (and his fingers) pink to create cotton candy.  He purchased lattice to mimic the old wooden rollercoaster and dumped bags of sand into the window. At the centre he featured a unique Rococo console.  So when a customer actually purchased said console, Richard grudgingly replaced it with a deco piece which was not part of the original vision.  REALLY?? LOL!!!    I should have had such problems!

Maple Dressers

Maple Dressers no longer available at Glam Vintage & Moderne

On the other hand he did just call me to tell me he just sold this sweet pair of dressers.  American made quality maple crackle finish.  Gorgeous.  I took pics from every angle to show the amazing workmanship of these pieces.  I almost had the blog finished…

NOW THAT IS SIMPLY NOT FUNNY.

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No Floorspace is No Excuse

Vintage Demi Lune at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Vintage Demi Lune at Glam Vintage & Moderne

If you think you can’t possibly cram a table into your front entrance think again.  This demi lune can take up almost no floorspace.  At Glam it has not been wall mounted but he can do that when you get it home.

Demi lune table is the star attraction at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Demi lune table is the star attraction at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Here it is in  Glam Vintage & Modernes summer Coney Island themed window.  I love the contrast between the intricate Italian Rococo carved wooden base and the trellis (roller coaster) backdrop, sand floor, and giant vintage styled clock and cotton candy.    Richard still has fond memories of riding the big kid rides with his terrified little sister who was lured there by the promise of junk food.