My wonderful grand-mother would never throw anything away, and when I was a little girl, one of my favorite things to do would be to dive into the mountains of treasures hidden in her closets. Old hats from the beginning of the century, letters and postcards that her parents had exchanged, vintage games. I always wondered why she kept all of this hidden – I found all of it so beautiful. So when I see people showing off their collections, I am in total heaven. Nothing adds character and personality to your home than a beautiful display of something you truly love. Do any of you guys collect things?!
In any case, I thought I’d share a few tricks, things you can do to create an interesting collection display in your own home:
1. Mix a few collections together. Place various collections of objects together, and create a rythme so that your display isn’t monotonous. It creates a sort of happy mess that I love
2. & 4. Frame it like it’s art. Because, really, it kinda is. After all, they are so of the things you cherish the most.
3. Give it a new purpose. You have a collection that’s piled up in the closet, collecting dust and nothing else? See if you can give it a second life, like these pretty tea tin cans transformed to pots. Give your collection a new life!
5. Create a “stage” for each item. Find some small wooden boxes/crates, add some pretty paper or fabric to the back of it, et voila, you’ve created a beautiful (and personal) way to display each your favorite items.
Happy Monday everybody. Hope you had a great weekend!