Friday, April 26, 2013

Plate Racks, Display Cases, Plate Easels....All Made in the USA!

One of the things that the Fine Home Displays staff finds the most joy in is being able to provide customers with the best selection of display accessories in one, easy to browse store. The products we display domes, shadow box cases, plate stands, plate hangers, coin boxes, tiered plate displays, cup and saucer hangers and stands...are hard to find at any bricks and mortar store. If you can find these items at all, usually the store just has a few, and not the styles you were searching for. Or, what we hear even more often from customers is that when they are shopping for collectibles, and see the display accessories they want in the antique store, they are frustrated because the display accessories are not for purchase, they are only for display! It really is wonderful for us to be able to help someone find that perfect plate easel, or plate frame, or display case for their treasured collectible!

Many of you who have searched for display accessories know that most of them are made overseas. In fact, many of the products we sell are made in China, India, or Europe. We are happy work with manufacturers all over the world to get these sought after products for our customers! But in recent years, we have really focused on trying to find manufacturers and craftspeople in the USA to supply our products. Slowly, we have added more and more product to our site with the tag, "MADE IN THE USA", but we had no idea just how many products we had that are made in America until this week. We decided to run a search of our product database, and came up with 8 web pages of American made display accessories in our store! 

We've had awesome display cases that are made in the US for a while now. If you've shopped with us, you've seen our beautiful doll displays, curio cases and shadow box display cases.

Amazing craftsmanship enhances this
beautiful doll.
What a wonderful way to display family

The sliding doors make it easy to access
these collectible toys!
But what is newer for us is our line of plate displays and easels along with cup and saucer displays
that are made in the US. We are so happy to have found a few wonderful manufacturers who are also small, family owned businesses that are as committed to providing the best display accessories as we are for these hard to find displays!

tiered plate stand
cup and saucer hangers

And when it comes time for the Christmas holidays, we've got you covered there too, with a great selection of wreath hangers and stocking hooks that are made in America too!

wreath hooks

stocking hangers
stocking hangers

You may not think of these as traditional display accessories, but we also have coat hooks and key racks...again, all made in the USA. These are not only really functional for your home, but they are high quality, and look great even when there is nothing hanging on them!

Sturdy coat hanger also holds backpacks and purses!

Just one of many designs in this single hook!
Great for keys, jewelry, purses, coats and more.

It is almost Mother's Day,and you have just a bit of time left to get Mom the perfect gift. Why not shop from our collection of items made in America?  If you need a bit of assistance, you can always contact us by email or call us at 614-299-0922. Remember, we really love to help people find the display accessory they've been looking for! So use our expertise when you're shopping!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Special Discounts on Plate Easels,
Domes and More!

It's that time of year when antique shows, art fairs and flea markets can head to the outdoors again. The staff at Fine Home Displays thought that since you might just be itching to get out there and search for some perfect additions to your collections, we'd try to compile some helpful tips to make the hunt more fun...and then of course, some tips on how to display your finds! And because we love our customers, we've also created some very special discounts just for the readers of Display Days! So keep reading to get some great information about collecting, and some great savings at Fine Home Displays!

If you've shopped with us before, you know we have a huge selection of spoon racks and spoon cases. But did you ever think about displaying more than just spoons in them? Traditional Home featured a wonderful article about South Carolina Silver, which got us to thinking...why just display spoons in those lovely display cases? Why not sugar servers, salad forks, dessert forks, and on and on?

Forks, sugar servers & spoons would
all look great in a spoon rack!

This article really does a great job of giving a bit of history on silver created in South Carolina, as well as what to look for to make sure you are getting the genuine item. Plus, they shared some amazing photos of some beautiful pieces of silver! Take a look at this Jack-and-the-beanstalk sauce spoon from c.1850, and imagine it on our single spoon premium case or even on a lucite spoon display stand.

Look at that detail! Amazing!

Perfect case for that intricate sauce spoon!

Spoon displays can be fairly pricey, especially if you take the premium option, which are hand built in the USA. Since you may have shelled out a pretty penny purchasing your silver at the next antique fair you attend, we're extending our $15 off your order of $75 or more special just for Display Days followers. Just enter code SPRINGSALEFHD at checkout, and be sure you hit the apply button! If you have a large collection of silver spoons, forks and other cutlery, now is the time to stock up on display cases for them to take advantage of the savings.

Moving on from silver to stoneware....white stoneware to be specific, our friends at Well Styled Home  posted a helpful article on how to decorate with white stoneware. There is something so elegant about decorating in a monochromatic style, whether it's white or another color.

Monochromatic design = simple elegance
All these different hues of white in all of the different shapes and sizes, arranged just so....well, it's positively stunning! This article really gives some great tips on arranging the objects you have to make the most of them. Of course, Fine Home Displays is also a great place to find plate easels, tiered plate stands and bowl stands to help set up your display perfectly. With all of the different styles, from simple to decorative, and sizes of stands we offer, you'll be able to create an arrangement that engages the eye.

White against that pretty!
If you've opened your wallet to purchase as many pieces of stoneware or other dishes as is shown in these collections, you might be hoping for a bit of a discount on your display accessories. Well, we can help with that. Just use coupon code EASELSAVER20 at checkout (and don't forget to hit the apply button!) to save 20% off your purchase of plate easels and bowl stands.

You might even consider a few glass display domes or bell jars to house some of these wonderful pieces! Imagine how beautiful that would look either in a hutch, or on a table. And speaking of glass domes, there are so many items you can display under a one of these! How about a stack of cafe-au-lait bowls? 

Bell Jars to keep these covered
Well Styled Home wrote another great article about collecting these beauties! A few bell jars on this table would not only enhance the look of the bowls, but they would also have a real purpose and to cover the stack of bowls, and a smaller one to cover the bowl of strawberries....a very pretty way to keep everything bug free on an outdoor table. elegant...and practical!

After hunting for the perfect bowls or plates, we know you may not be in the mood to spend more for your display accessories, so we've cooked up one more nice discount for you on our glass domes. Get 20% off any glass dome or bell jar with coupon code BFDOME20 at checkout (Don't forget to hit the apply button!).

So there you go....a little assistance to get you excited about shopping for your favorite collectibles this Spring, and a little savings to help you display them perfectly in your if you needed motivation! Be sure to follow Display Days by email (look on the right side of your screen just above the Google+ Badge to sign up) to be sure you always know about the sales we feature just for our followers!

Fine Home Displays - FHD Unlimited, Inc.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Finally, Plate Frames
for Larger Plates!

For some time, our customers have been asking us for quality plate display frames that can hold larger plates. We've always had Round Red Walnut Finish Plate Frames and Round Oak Plate Frames, but these only hold plates sized 6.5" - 10.25". And besides that, they do not have glass covering the plate. These suit the needs of many who have an assortment of antique or collectible plates to display. In fact, these are our most popular plate frames. But for those with larger plates, these do not fit the bill.

Great frames for collectible plates!

For people looking to matte their plates, we've had more limited options....or more like, option! We have had only one size of octagon plate frame that could accommodate plates sized 8" - 9.5" in diameter. So if you had smaller or larger plates, and wanted them in a matted frame, you were just out of luck!
Beautiful frame, but only for 8" - 9.5" plates!

One other thing about the plate frames that we have carried in our store over the past years....while very nice, and of outstanding quality, these are all imported from overseas. We pride ourselves on having at least some items in each of our product lines that are made in the USA, but in this category, we had been unable to find a craftsperson in the States who made frames for plates that met our quality standards.

We have kept up the search for more varieties of plate frames, and in 2013, our diligence has paid off! We found a manufacturer of amazing octagon plate frames right here in the United States. And, what is even better is that they will make frames to accommodate plates ranging in size from 4" in diameter all the way up to 12" in diameter! Finally, some gorgeous, US made plate frames for both larger AND smaller plates!

What an elegant display of a keepsake plate!

These frames are available in solid oak for 6" - 9" plates and for 9" - 11" plates, in a variety of finish colors.

Oak frame with no plate
Variety of finish colors available!

We also have these octagon frames available constructed from MDF, which allows for almost invisible joints, and none of the shrinking and swelling that can happen with wood. Plus, our MDF finishes will not darken or lighten over time. They are also a bit less expensive than the solid oak frames, but are equally as beautiful. The best part is the size range available! You can display a 4" - 7" plate, a 7" - 9" plate, a 9" - 10" plate, a 10" - 11" plate, or an 11" - 12" plate in this style of plate frame. And these frames are available in all sorts of finish colors and velvet matte colors. Amazing!!

Rosewood Finish with
Champagne Velvet

Many Finish Colors!

With all of these size ranges available, you may be a bit overwhelmed, and confused about how to measure your plate so you can be sure you are selecting the right size frame. If you refer to our earlier post about how to measure your plates by clicking here, you are sure to get the information you need. Of course, you can always contact us by clicking here for more assistance. We are happy to help!

This is the first time in our history that we have been able to offer this level of quality in a plate frame paired with this type of selection in finish colors and plate sizes! And we've got even more coming, because our manufacturer also can make this style of frame to hold two plates together in an elongated octagon. Keep checking our site because these will be up and available soon.

These frames almost have the look of elegant shadow boxes. They allow you to display your plate and keep it protected at the same time. You can hang these on the wall, or you could even display them in a larger plate or platter easel on a shelf or tabletop. 

Admittedly, these frames do come with a higher price tag than our imported frames. But we think that you will find the craftsmanship of these beautiful frames, along with the fact that you are buying a completely American made product, to be worth the cost. At Fine Home Displays, we strive to offer as many American made products as possible, despite the fact that these cost more. We enjoy supporting businesses owned and operated in America, and we think that our customers do too!

Fine Home Displays - FHD Unlimited, Inc.