Saturday, June 22, 2013

If you 've got it, why not flaunt it?

Antique knob collection 

Antique and vintage horse brasses 
Antique daguerreotype collection

C O L L E C T I O N S 

(One of my most favorite things to talk about.)


So much fun to see 
what people collect
and then even more interesting 
to see all the different create ways
they display 
their collections.

I've run across
so many fantastic groupings. 

Antique wooden dough bowls 



Collection of shells in an old printer's tray. In the 70's it seemed everyone
had one that they were filling up to hang on their wall. I had one, did you?


Old bread boards 

Antique French processional crosses 

So what have 
you got 
hiding in a drawer somewhere
just dying 
to see the light of day?




Why not pull it all
out in the open and 
flaunt it?

Come on, 
dig into those closets and attics,
boxes, trunks, and drawers.

What's the point of having
a collection if it is 
out of sight and out of mind?

Share your passion
for collecting whatever it is.

Chances are 
if it is meaningful to you
it may be 
to someone else too.

The best part 
about decorating a home
is adding 
those uniquely special 
personal touches 
that make a home

Plus it's the weekend ...
the perfect time 
an excavation.

Get digging! 



Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

So many great collections! I too have seen many groupings that I like I even have a boards of them on Pinterest.

Hope you are having a great weekend.

Pamela Gordon said...

What a fun post to see all these wonderful collections! I guess I have a collection of teacups but not like in the photo. I actually brought a box full (about 30) up from the attic at my mil's house where our son lives. Not sure what I'll do with them. Oh dear. Wish I had a pretty glass cabinet to display them in. Hmmm.... Seems to me there's one of those down there too. Now if I just had the room to bring it up here too! :)

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Hi Alison!
I LOVE that image of the dough bowl collection. How amazing it would be to have so many! I only have one but it is old and I knew the gentleman whose mother used it to make her biscuits. And I did have a printer's tray back in the 70s and wish that I still had it! Hope I get my patriotic display up so that I can join your party!

Karena said...

Alison I love this post because I do love to see people's collections! They are so varied and interesting!

Art by Karena

Sarah said...

Alison, I'm a collector of many things so this post is really fun for me. Great to see how others are showcasing their collections. Especially enjoyed seeing the group of scissors because I have a collection of scissors. My favorite is the arrangement of bread boards on the wall. '-)

Unknown said...

I have one huge collection of vintage scarves (passed down from my mom) and a small collection of transferware which I am starting to appreciate. Great post.

therelishedroost said...

I love a well thought out collection, it gives a space instant personality!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

love all those clocks! I have all my chickens out, that's enough. Love all your horse stuff by the way.

At Home in English Valley said...

Dear Alison, So many collections, so little time! My favorites are the clocks. So many happy "faces". Great photos...something for everyone. Have a great week. Love, Penny

NanaDiana said...

There are some really great collections here. I love to see what people collect and what they actually do with it- xo Diana

Preppy Empty Nester said...

Alison... When I married my husband, my MIL asked me what I collected I told her "husbands." Sense of humor is not her strong suit... Have a great week.

zanetastyle said...

What a great point! It is always sad when people try very hard to decorate their home with things that don't have any meaning to them just because they saw it or think it is how it's done... Then it looks like a hotel... Collection.
Love to collect old cups and love when people display it well like on your images!
Hugs z

The Tablescaper said...

Such marvelous collections!

- The Tablescaper

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh girl I have drawers full LOL

I love those transferware tea pot and dishes all together

I like seeing what others have, makes me feel normal LOL

Rebecca said...

What fun! I'm going to go get out my bag of old keys and put them in a wooden bowl, I think....

Pura Vida said...

I love this post. I'm such a collector and love to see what others collect. Very inspiring