Good morning! How is your week going so far? Hopefully it has been a short one and you were off for Martin Luther King day. Everything is going well here, I am looking forward to the weekend though.
With the start of the new year everyone seems to be cleaning, organizing and de-cluttering and has tips to help you accomplish these tasks. I have managed to get rid of a few things but then again I do that frequently. As I was filling up another sack to donate I though perhaps I should “thin” out some of my collections. That of course got me curious about what other people collect.
I collect old wooden spoons and utensils, chocolat pots, books about the Louis XIV and the mistresses of the French Court, white ironstone pitchers, art, and Limoges snuff boxes.
Are you a collector? Or are you a minimalist? If you collect please share what exactly do you collect? How did you get started collecting your favorite items?
I have always loved Versailles and as it is where the kings and mistresses of France lived I became fascinated by their lives. I began collecting books about them as a teenager.
The chocolat pots came from my love of chocolat chaud which I drink all of the time. I began first with the wooden molinillo(traditional Mexican tool for mixing hot chocolate) and then evolved into chocolat pots. I recently paired down my collection to my 10 favorites.
In college I went to school for the summer in Limoges and fell in love with the intricate details of the little snuff boxes and so a collection began.
As for the art, I collect what speaks to me. I love impressionist paintings of waves, trees, and pears. But I also like abstract paintings. My collections are eclectic and although there are some that hang all the time there is a stack that rotates with the seasons.
So tell me about your collections. I would love to hear your stories and perhaps even see your treasures.
Have a great day!
Castles Crowns and Cottages says
I have become a minimalist of small things, but a collector of larger objects such as antique or vintage furniture (to replace repros)…but I'd like to think that in decluttering my tables and closets, that now I "collect" ideas for my writing and photography. Less clutter!
debra @ 5th and state says
oh you have delicious collections elizabeth!
being a shop owner appears to have limited what i collect for home/me, most for the shop. the one thing i collect for me is dog art, especially vintage oil paintings
William Kendall says
Books, generally. If I like a book in particular, I go for a hardcover copy.
La Contessa says
DO YOU HAVE ALL DAY?
WHAT I COLLECT………let's see.
VELVET OPERA COATS
SILVER FOOD DOMES
SILVER CHAMPAGNE BUCKETS to line the top shelf in my pantry!
OLD autograph books
cigarette holders that look like urns
LETS STOP HERE FOR NOW!