I’m so excited to be back at seven thirty three sharing about two things I love — decorating and collecting.
I’m Amy from Atta Girl Says, a blog where I share ideas to make your home brighter and your heart lighter.
For as long as I can remember, I have been collecting things. Stickers and Garbage Pail Kids trading cards (who remembers those?) in elementary school. Cassettes and CDs in high school. Shoes and purses in my single days. Lanterns and pottery and so much more when I started making a home for myself. Maybe I have a hoarding gene.
I collect vintage pottery, mostly McCoy, and in every room in our house, you’ll see pottery on display and in use…
…for its original purpose.
But also used unexpectedly for storage.
William Morris would be proud! Beauty+Function.
“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”
I would add that you should only fill your home with things you love. And if you love something enough to collect it, then display your collections.
Group them together, as I’ve done in my kitchen with my mason jar collection, or display them throughout your home.
Those jars don’t stay put!
What do you collect? How do you display your collections?
I asked some other bloggers these questions, and I’m thrilled to share with you their answers. Prepare to be inspired.
Clay Cooker Collection from Confessions of a Plate Addict
Belt buckle collection from Rain on a Tin Roof
Crockery collection from Kirb Appeal (via Miss Flibbertigibbet)
Cross collection from Imparting Grace
Prize ribbon collection from Eclectically Vintage.
Guitar and album collection from Marty’s Musings.
Vintage silver collection from Garden Therapy.
Vintage clock collection from Sophia’s.
Vintage planter collection from House of Hawthornes.
Vintage ironstone collection from Town and Country Living
Wine cork collection from Top This Top That.
White House Easter egg collection from Housepitality Designs.
For more collecting and display inspiration, check out this my collections Pinterest board.
This week, I’m joining 23 other bloggers in showing off the details that make our kitchens unique.
Be sure to stop by to enter our two fabulous giveaways for a Pfister faucet and a $250 Visa gift card.
For more decorating inspiration (plus recipes, crafts and furniture makeovers), please visit me at my blog, Atta Girl Says. You can also follow along on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
What great collections, lovely crocks in front of a great fireplace!
Thanks, Cynthia! I appreciate your nice comment!
Love it! I’m slowly decorating my house with my late father’s coin & stamp collections!
Hey, Amy! Thanks for showing my crocks! (You know there’s a joke in there somewhere.) I have never been to 733, and now I am a new fan!
So many fabulous and inspiring ideas! What a wonderful post Amy. Now I’m off to start my very own collection. Does a collection of dust bunnies count?
Shall I humor Kirby and be the one to make the crock joke? Ok, no….. I’ll just say those are some nice collections.
Let’s see…I collect suitcases, and vintage citrus juicers, and vintage cheese shredders (that I haven’t started displaying yet) and architectural salvage, and lamps that need to be repaired, and I have a garage full of “collections” that need to be rehabbed, and I’m sure many things that I don’t even know are collections. Nice post Amy.
Great post! Thanks for including my belt buckle collection!