Why Don’t You…?

tea collection

… start a collection?

I clearly have collections on the brain, as I just wrote about displaying them a few weeks ago. But what if you don’t yet have a collection? Might I suggest one of my favorites?

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On Displaying Collections

I’ve always been a collector of curiosities, from the time I gathered dozens of typewriter ribbon tins to the massive stash of vintage Bingo cards I keep hidden in my credenza. Yet when it comes to displaying such collections, I often hit a roadblock: how can I showcase my favorites without cluttering my home?

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Let’s Chat Collections

[Image Credit: The Style Files]

Do you collect anything? I've been slowly adding to a variety of collections for years, but am not nearly at the quantity I'd like to be. I suppose I have hoarding tendencies, so collecting has never been hard for me. In fact, there's something oddly comforting about color coordinating, sorting and sifting through similar objects to form something larger in theory. It's a lovely thing, yes?

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Rose-Colored Glasses…

… and I don't mean of the eyewear variety. I've been spotting colored glass popping up all over the place, whether in vase, lighting or dinnerware form. An instant way to provide a colorful focal point to your tablescape, I'm loving the idea of collecting your favorite shades and scattering them about your home.

Let's use photos as inspiration to walk us through the concept, shall we?:

Above: Stick to a monochromatic color scheme to keep the look from appearing too cluttered. Image via DesignShrine.

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A collection of…

Remember me talking about having a wall of teapots a while back? Couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this image. How colorful and fun right? Sometimes having a collection could just be the ticket for decorating that empty wall. What's better than to have a wall full of memory that you can share with family and friends? Or having readily conversation starters? I was really inspired as to how creative and eye-catching each one of these collections are presented. The notion of completing a wall or shelf is quite addictive I suppose (speaking from experience of course!), I guess sometimes you simply can't stop at just two or three…

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