Saturday, May 3, 2014

Are you a BLH?



So are you
wondering 
what on earth is a 
BLH?

 



Let me ask you this:

Do love to collect things?
Lots of different things?
Do you love collections 
and groupings of these things?

If so....
raise your hand in the air!!!


Raise it HIGH.




A-huh...
You might just be
a
BLH.
Border Line Hoarder!
:D


Okay. So there it is...
it's out there now.

Don't you feel better?
(I saw a LOT of raised hands. I'm in goooood company.)



Okay, so back to my reason
for this post .... below are some of the things
I have been hoarding.



Antique leather or marbled paper covered books.











 Old brown transferware or ironstone




Anything PLAID 








 Old oil paintings, large or small

A little collage of some of  the collection around here.


Old walking sticks and canes.




 




Leather or hide covered antique trunks with nail head details.











Old silver trophies 








English tunbridgeware boxes 








It is what it IS.
:)






What are you collecting lately
that has you seeing hearts?



Do tell.






16 comments:

NanaDiana said...

WHAT? You think I am going to out myself? Here? In front of blogland? LOL- I have many "collections"...my worst passion is dishes. I LOVE dishes...dishes of any kind. It really IS a sickness! xo Diana

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

magazines and decorating books, pictures from magazines, old furniture especially tables...the list goes on, but I've been paring down this past year. I was doing well until I happened upon a piece of red transferware and fell in love!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You know I collect and many of the same things you have. I don't collect plaid things even though I do love a good plaid. I know I'm a hoarder!

Lynne said...

I have BLH written across my forehead . . . my most recent "collections" have been . . .

White small ironstone pitchers . . .
Small collectible bowls, about the size of a lemon . . .
Garden stoneware . . .

Stop . . . it never ends. I find a "like" and it turns into "love." . . .

Ron said...

Well? I must admit I love oyster shells, seashells, antlers, serveware, preserved boxwood objects, ....................... Yes! I guess I suffer too! xo

Salmagundi said...

Your hoarding is enviable - don't stop. My problem(?) for years has been brown transferware and plaid! Sally

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Erm.. no! I snatched my hand down so fast! Hahahaha... OHMYGOODNESS... seems we do luv some of the very same pretties . I never thought of my countless sets of brown transferware and ironstone as hoarding :0... my old books and tarnished silver... vintage cameras...
OHNO!!! I have a problem!
Hahahaha,
Hugs, Gee

Nancy's Notes said...

You got me and big time! I'm a dish hoarder then!! That is just the beginning, not enough room for all the things I collect, but I love it! Don't all of us hoarders love, love all of our treasures! Oh yes, indeed! I see so many of your tresures that I really love! Great and fun post!

Katie Clooney said...

My name is Katie and I am a hoarder. There I said it. I hoard hand painted dishes and platters. I also have at least 30 foundations in my make up drawer and 15 mascaras. I also hoard linen - not tablecloths but pants, blouses, and dresses. Thanks for allowing me to confess. Have a great week Alison!

Sarah said...

Alison, I'm guilty! I have as many different collections as you do. I've a stash of white ironstone and brown transfer ware, vintage urns in all shapes and sizes, sewing scissors, dishes and more dishes, quilts, ………. goodness, more than I should be confessing to. '-)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

My hand was raised lol...you know I'm a collector too Alison!! Love all your beautiful collections!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Well, where do I begin? Lol! I won't name them all; but, my latest obsession is anything with a fleur de lis! It is out of control!

Karen said...

Alison,
I collect many of the same things you do! You always inspire me and I've added a few things, like the leather bound books with marble end papers to my list of "search for items". The search for little treasures is so much fun.
xo,
Karen

Tamyra Positively Southern said...

English Biscuit Barrels have had me for about a year now....and I want MORE!!!

Curtains in My Tree said...

YES
YES
YES
YES
I Love it ALLLLLLLLLL
I am BLH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I love, love your gorgeous collections and according to my hubby, I have crossed the line of "borderline" into full fledged !!!