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.

1.25.2011

VINTAGE PAINTINGS



I'm always on the hunt for vintage artwork. Aside from vintage portraits (see older posts), I love finding floral still life paintings. There's just something about them and the way they look mixed in with my collections, especially with pottery!

1.24.2011

YARD SALE FIND


I found these little wooden drawers at a yard sale this past summer. Looks like someone made them out of old wood. I love that they have numbers glued onto them and then were varnished. Perhaps they were used in a workshop or garage to store stuff. Anyway I thought they were cool... and all 3 were just 50 cents. Oh, and hanging above, one of a pair of chalkware swan plaques found at a thrift store for $1.00. Yay!

1.21.2011

WHITE POTTERY



Some favorite white McCoy and Haeger pieces on tables found in the trash!

1.19.2011

70s TV MEMORABILIA


Yes, it's true... I love The Partridge Family! Fun stuff from back in the day! :-)

1.18.2011

TREASURE FROM THE TRASH!


Check this out... my friend Nancy rescued this cool christmas tree art made from vintage jewelry. Can you believe this was headed for the trash!

1.15.2011

GUEST COLLECTOR!


My sister Jen is great at arranging her collections. She uses vintage medicine cabinets to display collectibles. Shown here, her collection of little perfume bottles shaped like oil lamps, more from her clock collection and a clever display of old knobs placed in a dish. The other, very shabby chic cabinet holds some of her milk glass collection.

1.03.2011

GUEST COLLECTOR!


My first GUEST COLLECTOR of 2011! My sister Jen and her vintage clock collection. Here's a few!
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