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!