Fall Antique Booth Display and Marzipan Milk-Painted Dresser Reveal

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Seasons move quickly in the retail world! I’ve learned that lesson over the past few years, and now make an effort to get my fall and Christmas decor in early.



Here is the fall display I just set up at my Antique Company Mall retail space.  I focused on metals and natural wood tones, with a little bit of shine mixed in.




With most of my space being dedicated my paint displays, I don’t have room anymore for a complete seasonal overhaul of my entire booth. But I’ve found that by adding a vignette with seasonal touches in one area of my space is enough to give it that special feel.





The fall vignette is anchored by a giant wood cubby (you may remember it as the piece I had on my back porch for quite some time!) and an oak dresser I just finished painting.



These 3 drawer (or 3-level to be more precise) oak pieces are my absolute favorite pieces to work with.  I have made over a handful of them and they never disappoint!

I painted this one using Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint and the color Marzipan, which is a soft, neutral almond color.



The top of the dresser was in great shape, so I left it alone and added interest to the base through some light distressing and hand-painted designs.



If you think hand-painting is too difficult for you to pull off, I hope you take the time to watch my video How-To. In the video I am working on this exact piece and show how I paint these flowers.  You can find that video here if you missed it.

I love how the milk paint finish is so smooth and distresses perfectly.



So that’s my first installment of fall in my booth space . . . I dug up some new treasures at one of my favorite flea markets last week and so will be bringing some more things in soon.

If you’re looking for more fall display inspiration, you may enjoy taking a look at my past fall antique booth posts:


Fall at the Booth Post



Antique Company Mall Fall Vignette Tour


Thanks so much for stopping in with me today! For you dealers, I hope your fall booth spaces are coming together . . . and for everyone else I hope you enjoy shopping in these lovely displays!



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MaryJo Materazo

Monday 2nd of October 2023

Your booth looks great Melanie! The dresser looks amazing. I am super impressed you free painted the flowers. I'll have to check out your post on how to do this. Sounds super intimidating to me, but you did a beautiful job. XO- MaryJo

Melanie Alexander

Tuesday 3rd of October 2023

Thanks so much Mary Jo! And hand-painting the flowers is so much easier than you think it would be :)


Sunday 1st of October 2023

Hi Melanie! Marzipan is one of my favorite milk paint colors! It's beautiful. I love how this dresser turned out. The hand painted designs addd the perfect touch of elegance.

Melanie Alexander

Monday 2nd of October 2023

Thanks so much Anna, I loved how it turned out too!

RoseAleta Laurell

Thursday 28th of September 2017

Do you ship Fusion and Miss Mustard Seed? Can I order from you. I live in Portland, Texas.


Thursday 28th of September 2017

Hi RoseAleta! I do ship, and yes you can order from me :) I have the full line of Fusion products available and all colors of MMS Milk Paint in 1 quart sizes, along with the Bonding Agent, Hemp Oil and 3 different waxes. You can email me at [email protected] to place an order!

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