What I love: Collections
Oooof, the visits are over, and I have survived. We are all exhausted, frustrated, and ready to get back to our lives. There are always a million things I could say about visiting with my inlaws, the strained relationships, the drama, etc. but instead, I really want to think about nice things.
Sooooo....spring is a week away. That's wonderful. That also means garage sale season is very, very close here. I've been able to hit the flea market the last two weekends, which makes my little brain start ticking away about the things I want to find this year.
I've recently become TOTALLY obsessed with a photograph over at Buttons Magee . It's that second photo. Isn't it wonderful? I LOVE that seemingly effortless collection of objects.
I took a little tour of the house looking for my own collections of objects. It seems that I am more than a little obsessed with that idea, since nearly everything in my house is a collection of objects.
Let's look at a few:
I was at the thrift a few weeks ago when I spotted these three small apothecary jars. I debated about buying just one (what am I going to do with three?), but bought all three. I need better filler for them, but they are perfect for those shelves.
(The ever messy kitchen! LOL) The past two weekends at the flea I have added to the vintage tin collection above the cabinets. Last weekend I bought the strawberry picnic basket, this weekend the bread box with the red lid. (You can click to enlarge them).
There is always the quilt cabinet bursting with goodness.
Ahhhhh, my vintage mirrors. Not that this is all of them, they are all over the house. I never intended to fill up the entire wall, but last weekend at the flea I bought that round one on the far right. For me it really brought new life to the mirrors and I am on the hunt for another to fill the space the below the round one.
Floral platters. I find these things EVERYWHERE and always think what on earth do I need more of them for? So I decided to hang them up in my tiny bathroom. (Weird, I know, platters in the bathroom. I don't have a lot of wall space in the kitchen because of all the cabinets.)
The green frame in this photo is the frame that started the whole collection.
I wish there were a better way to take a photo of them, but the hallway is so narrow! I keep thinking the hallway is full, but this week I managed to squeeze three more in there. And I see spaces for more. HAHAHA!
I also recently plopped all of my glass garlands into this huge jar where I can enjoy them altogether.
How about you? Have any photos in blogland that you have recently become obsessed with? Have you started thinking about how to translate that into your own living spaces?