To be honest, I am not sure how these collections started. Sometimes collections stem from a special gift or family heirloom. Other times, you just find something pretty or unique and would like to have more.
I think my collections follow the second path. I must have acquired some of these items and began searching for new variations of them.
I am hosting a link-up event on Monday (4-28). Please stop by and share your collection. I am excited to feature them on my Facebook page and Pinterest Collections Board.
Here is a glimpse at my favorite collections:
My collection of platters is always on display in my dining room. Each one is very different and none of them are perfect. Chipped and cracked are the way to go. I love the variation in finish and the possible story behind them. None of my collections were costly to start. Most of these were purchased from garage sales for a dollar or two.
This collection is a bit more personal. I save everything my grandma gives me. One of those gifts was a few antique spools. Since then I have acquired a few more and have fancied them up with some colorful trimmings.
This is my favorite - My Ball Jar collection. I am obsessed with the color, shape and style of these jars. This is only a fraction of my collection. The rest are in use all over my house holding pencils, toothbrushes, flowers and much more.
This is an easy collection to get carried away with. I have been able to limit myself with some simple guidelines for purchasing. I knew I wanted enough of the standard size turquoise jars to use as matching centerpieces if an occasion ever arises. After that, I only purchase ones that are different than ones that I have or different from ones that are readily available. I also only purchase Ball Jars that are 50+ years old. I am feeling pretty good about this collection. However, I will always be on the hunt for a purple and green jar. I found a large purple one a few weeks back and it was priced at $125. Too high for me. :)
The search continues...
Please join me and share your collections that you are so proud of. I can't wait to see them!
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