www.flicker.com/storefront art you can see his creations.
I think this would make a great way to display miniatures without taking up a lot of room. Create a bakery, windows in the front will hold a lot of baked items. Antiques, same display windows will hold a lot of items. Hanging on the wall would be out of the way.
Perhaps you had a favorite store front growing up you could recreate.
When my daughter and I went to Chicago International a few years ago, in the Art Museum they have a fantastic assortment of books and postcards. I was fascinated with a postcard of an old time corset shop. The windows were filled with model dummies with corsets and other finery. The sales clerk(he was good and I appreciated his help, otherwise I would never have found this fantastic book) saw my fascination and said here is a book I think you might be interested in.
The name of the book is called Store Front, The Disappearing face of New York, by James T. and Karla L Murray 329 pages of storefronts in Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. Ginko Press 2010 ISBN 978-1-58423-407-4 www.gingkopress.com 7 1/2" x 8 1/2" in size. This book has pictures of the store fronts and the history behind each one. I am not from a big city fan, but this book is just fantastic. I love history and the stores could be made in miniature. Any one that is from the area would love to have this book. I look at it over and over again.
This would be a dream job!