Guess what? I’m a collector…probably not a huge surprise to anyone who has followed my blog for more than a week. Anyway, the secret to keeping my home somewhat clutter free and marginally organized are a few hard and fast rules I adhere by…or try to at least. Of course my minimalist inclined friends can advert their eyes and continue purging their processions in a timely manner.
#1 Collect what you love…really love. If you don’t love what you inherited, find someone who will love it as it deserves. I love antique glass bottles, and the antique French bottle rack is the perfect way to display them.
#2 Know when to stop. At some point your collection is complete. While living in Japan I collected beautifully painted chopsticks. They remind me of that special time of my life. Collecting chopsticks outside of Japan seems wrong to me. The collection is complete.
#3 Narrow your interests. I love needlework of all kinds but found my strongest attachment to samplers. Even now, I have narrowed even further and only add red and white samplers…mostly.
#4 Connect with the history. I love the stories behind old advertisement cards. What a peak into the past. They can be picked up very reasonably. Even better, find your favorite product or imagery and start from there.
Look who still collects smiles wherever she goes.
Inspire me Monday. Tuesday at our house. The Scoop. Inspire me Tuesday. Make it pretty. Made by you. Metamorphosis. You’re the Star. Tuesday with a twist. Wonderful Wednesday. Talk Of The town. Keep in touch. Beautifully made. Party in your pjs. Wednesday blog hop. Your whim. Home and garden. Waste not. Style showcase. Grandma’s House DIY. Vintage charm. Friday features. Home sweet home. Feather nest. Friendship Friday. Funtastic Friday. Grace at Home. Pit Stop. Thursday favorites. Share your cup. BFF open house. Morning Cup Of Joe. Home matters. Sweet Inspiration. Best of the weekend. Create bake grow. Fresh market. Faith and family. Sunday at home. Snickerdoodle. Happiness is homemade. Saturday shuffle. Silver pennies. Create with joy. Inspiration Monday DI&DI. Amaze me. Over the moon. Share your style