Decorating with Meaning-Collections
I love collecting things that make me happy! Collections can be great to display throughout your home as small groupings. The picture above shows a few of the cake plates from my cake plate collection. You don't have to display your whole collection at once, I have many more vintage cake plates that I display in my office. I just choose a few here and there to display together in other places in my home. I like to change it up and keep things fresh and new.
Behind the cake plates in this picture is another meaningful piece I have. The salvaged wood distressed artwork was a gift that my dad made for me based on one sold in Pottery Barn. It is amazing!
Another collection I have is my vintage Nancy Drew books. I LOVE Nancy Drew books! They are so nostalgic to me. When I was a young girl I was obsessed with Nancy Drew and read most of them. I didn't really own any when I was younger, I always checked them out at the library. I recently saw some for sale at a vintage store, and I was hooked! I know it's a quirky little collection, but I love it and it makes me happy! Like the cake plates, I don't display them all, just the yellow ones. (Did you know that the really old originals were bound in blue cloth? Just a little Nancy Drew trivia for you.)
In front of my glorious Nancy Drew collection I've displayed a vintage LDS sacrament tray. I love all the little silver cups. The trays all stack up neatly in a cool silver carrying case. I find these fascinating.
Collections you love can become such a fun hobby. I hope this little peek at some of my collections helps spark your interest in displaying collections you love!