Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Collections Part I

Every passion borders on the chaotic, but the collector's passion borders on the chaos  of memories.
~ Walter Benjamin

...Well ain't that the truth!  I wanted a quote that would pair up with this blog post and I must say, I found the perfect one!  Don't you think??...

I am a collector, no doubt...  I collect things from my travels mainly because of the memories they carry, including train and plain tickets, post cards, maps, brochures and especially coins, souvenirs and other trinkets I find along the way.  Apart from things I find on my travels I like to collect owl figurines, milk glass, art, salt and pepper shakers, brass figurines, Moroccan decor, Matryoshka dolls, pretty glass bottles, McCoy pottery, California pottery, antique table lighters, coins, cacti and succulents and well, the list goes on forever!  So, the quote above definitely applies, at least to me and Mr. Benjamin!  What about you?
 
Displaying a collection of items can create amazing visual interest and personality in any space.  Collecting everything is not necessarily a great idea, but collecting a few special things that you love and tastefully displaying them together in your home is a great way of expressing your interests through interior design/decorating.  

I've collected all of the images in this post because each shows some type of collection or another in an eye pleasing vignette...  Whether it's books, plates, tea cups, art, vases, world globes, keys, bottles, buttons, or whatever else your heart desires... bring it all together in a creative display and you've got insta-art! Get inspired, walk through your home and see if you can make a collection from your decor and trinkets....  ;)


 






(All images in this post are sourced via a Google image search, some are from the Better Homes and Gardens and Sunset websites.  I do not claim ownership of any of these photographs)

3 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, the McCoy pottery pictures are so beautiful! I love to collect them and decorate with them and especially use them for other things other than planting. I keep my kitchen spatulas and wooden spoons in them! I love the vintage globes as I collect those also and display them in our library. The vintage skeleton keys are my passion and I love to display all of them on a shallow plate sitting atop a side table in my living room! I have so many vintage collections that I must keep them in boxes in our attic so that I can rotate them seasonally. If they were all displayed, I would be accused of running a museum!! LOL!!

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  2. Very unique!! Love the collection of lanterns..crockery- cups and mugs!! Wish I had these many...very pretty!! I like to collect candle holders ,French hens and souvenir magnets:)

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous. I don't even know what I like to collect. I seem to have an animal figurine collection happening and a variety of vases. I'd love to start a world globe collection - they all look so great together!

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