Sunday, 14 April 2013

Beauty En Masse.

Being a natural hoarder I have never had any problems starting a new collection.
There were always groups of 'things' all over the house which used to get me into trouble, first with my parents and now with my husband and kids.
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They obviously don't see things as I do; the beauty in hundreds of vintage buttons of all sizes and various shades of white proudly displayed in old jars on an open shelf...
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or a shapely group of antique mannequins providing an excentric rent-a-crowd.

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For those who have a thing about clocks this should be an inspiring display.
The scent bottles and dressing table sets come from various decades and always bring a welcome sparkle.
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Now sadly surplus to requirements these antique parasols make a wonderfully feminin vignette.
No respectable Edwardian lady would be seen without one of these to preserve her porcelain white complection.
We've come a full circle and pale is definitely in again.
So, have you started any new collections lately?



greenthumb said...

I would like those jars of buttons, I have added a few more little ring boxes to my collection.

val's alentejo said...

Hello Josia.
I love the edwardian umbrellas..
nice images you have chosen..they would be great to have a couple around the house.

I am a little behind with comments.
best wishes

Madelief said...

Beautiful collections! Those Edwardian bottles and parasols are just lovely. I have my collection of floral porcelain and old tin toys :-), but it's getting out of hand a bit....

Have a lovely weekend,

Madelief x

Holly Field said...

I love your collections! I save buttons too, jars and jars full.

Helen said...

Gorgeous post, thank you for sharing!! My one weakness is a small cushion collection......
Helen xx

Mrs Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

Some wonderful collections there! And so well displayed. It's an art which I must learn. I am attempting not to collect anything else .... but ....
Minerva x

Red Rose Alley said...

The scent bottles are so pretty. I have just a few collections. One of them is jeweled frames. I have a thing for them, and whenever I see a unique frame, I have to buy it. I also love mermaids.

Have a nice week, dear.


Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

OMG...I think you and I were separated at birth.....I just love all those collections!!! I am on a vintage cutting board kick at the this post!!! Thanks for inspiring,Chrissy