WHY DO I COLLECT?

Why do I collect? That's easy... because it's so much fun! Ever since I can remember I have been going to flea markets, antique shops, yard sales, you name it. Wherever I could find some sort of interesting treasure or cool piece of junk! I love driving around in search of new places or revisiting my favorite spots. I come from a family of collectors and have lived amongst antiques and collectibles my whole life. I have a passion for decorating especially with things that I find in my travels or even things found in the trash... which by the way can be some of the best stuff! But for those who share the same passion, I don't have to tell you... you all know what fun it is and how addicting it can be! Here I will share my collections, interesting finds, decorating tips, photos, projects, friends collections and thoughts and whatever else I may find along the way.

5.18.2010

MORE GROUP PHOTOS!


Check out my older posts to see the rest of my group photo collection. The 2 largest ones shown here were purchased at a Bloomingdale's/Ralph Lauren prop sale for $3.00 each! I carried them home on the subway in the pouring rain. They were the first 2 I bought... the beginning of the collection!

5.17.2010

5.11.2010

GUEST COLLECTORS!!


Another cool collection from the home of Tom & Alan is this series of British boys books by G.A. Henty which are about adventures all over the world from the turn of the century. They were published worldwide but the original publisher Blackie & Sons, London, had these distinctive figures on the spine. Tom displays these on a high, wall to wall shelf in his studio and I just love the way they look! Shown here just an example.

5.09.2010

GUEST COLLECTORS!!


I love to visit the home of my good friends Tom and Alan. They have a very beautiful and unique house filled with all sorts of cool stuff! Shown here: Alan's vintage typewriter ribbon tin collection and 2 vintage typewriters! Very cool! Check back to see more cool collections from T & A! Thanks for being my first GUEST COLLECTORS!

5.04.2010

CERAMIC ROOSTERS


More fun! These colorful, vintage, ceramic roosters are also part of my kitchen collectibles. It was not my intention to start a collection of these! I picked up a cute one for 10 cents at a weekend flea market on 9th avenue when I was still living in NYC... need I say more! Shown here just a few highlights!

5.03.2010

RECENT FINDS!


It's rummage sale season! Yay! I found the cocktail shaker in the middle with the Wedgewood pattern for 25 cents, the one to the right which has an etched pattern was 50 cents and I went a bit higher for the one on the left... black and gold stripes... $8.00. Nice additions to my collection! (See older posts.)
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