corkscrews, glass pitchers, signs, wrought iron garden pieces, stoneware bowls in greens and blues, globes, Japanese glass floats, foot stools, oil paintings. I know there's some things I'm forgetting but there you have it. I think a collection of just about anything can look really great in an antique or antique style home. Whether grouped together or scattered throughout the house, collections add interest and a bit of the homeowner's own personality to the space. If you're not collecting anything right now- it's time to start. That's an order. Trust me, you'll enjoy it!
Here are some great collections and displays:
|Sometimes two collections can live together harmoniously. Here, the unexpected combination of bird nests and glass cake stands look chic and elegant.|
|Vintage and antique bottles are everywhere at tagsales and flea markets, and you can amass a pretty large collection quite quickly. I love the deep saturated colors catching the light. It reminds me of a stained glass window. It's a great way to add color to an otherwise simple space.|
|Collections can fill a whole house. Here, the homeowners collection of rustic and shaker furniture and decor give a modern dining room warmth.|
|This is one of my favorite blogs. The blogger collects many things I admire, and has a great eye. Her collection of kitchen antiques is especially enviable.|
|I would have said I collect antique canning jars until I saw this photo. This person COLLECTS antique canning jars. I didn't even know they came in olive green!|
|I have a small collection of globes that I'm hoping to grow before fall as I plan to display them on our enclosed porch (school house theme, remember?). This is a really nice collection. The black ones are so pretty and so hard to find.|
|I can just picture taking a nice peaceful bath and staring up at all the beautiful sea treasures. |
Casual and yet very very striking.
|I LOVE this idea. I always see such great vintage purses and I never buy them because I have so many just piled up. What a wonderful way to celebrate the individual beauty of each piece. I personally think my little sister should do this on the wall of her apartment. It totally looks like her kind of thing.|
|A beautiful collection of beveled mirrors in a funky eclectic sitting area. The mirrors help to reflect light from the window into the rest of the room.|
|My friend Jorene bought one of these creepy charcoal portraits at the flea market a while ago. A whole collection of them is very eerie, very halloween-y.|
|It reminds me of a school of colorful fish! There are so many breathtaking single plates out there for sale for under $1. You could do a whole wall like this for $30! So gorgeous!|
|I could look at this all day. The movement is just like flowing water. If I lived by the beach I would definitely have a go at creating something similar.|