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.
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...
or a shapely group of antique mannequins providing an excentric rent-a-crowd.
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.
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?