Do you own some kind of a collection? Perhaps it takes pride of place somewhere in your home or is it boxed away in the garage? Maybe you have the starting of a collection but not quite sure how to store/keep it?
(Apart from a well known obsession with handbags, vintage glassware & barware) over the years I have quietly built a small collection of semi precious stones & crystal points that is keep hidden in a box - I recently took them out to display on a shelf in the studio so I actually get to enjoy them every day & I am wondering why I didn't do this earlier!
Mid century pottery, Venetian glass, blue china or vintage tea cups, French wooden kitchen boards, hand woven baskets or tribal masks from exotic travels, it could be seashells & seaside flotsam, souvenir spoons or straw hats…. There is something so comforting about a well displayed collection, the repetition of form is so pleasing to the eye, and best of all it shares an interesting story that you might not have told many people - a brief teen obsession with vintage cameras, or a crazy adventure in Laos.
When it comes to displaying your collection have fun with it;
- Do you have a blank wall that can be dedicated to your collection? if your items are not too heavy/precious consider using the temporary stick on hooks which allow you to reshuffle items in a growing collection.
- Antique printers trays are easily found in antique/vintage stores/ markets - sat on a coffee table they make great vessels for small items like crystals, pebbles & shells.
- Perhaps part of your childhood stamp collection could be framed & hung?
- Any open shelf is an opportunity to cluster or group your pieces so they can be admired & appreciated. Below are some examples of beautifully displayed collections, you can find more on this Pinterest board.
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