Tuesday, June 5, 2012


I have to admit....I could really do this.  

via Haifaa Tanous - Pinterest

I could get totally obsessed with something and collect it over and over.  Okay, I've done it.

Part of my creamware collection.  Oh, and in the fall, I collect pumpkins too.

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Not everything.  Not a bunch of junk.  Not really hoarding,

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but interesting, meaningful, beautiful objects that have a commonality.  A purpose.  

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I'm not really a more is more kind of person, but obsessively studying one type of item by collecting a variety, so that I can fully appreciate the genre's beauty, uniqueness, quality, is totally in my make up.

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Like getting caught up in not seeing the forest for the trees.

Honing in on one type of tree and studying every tiny characteristic, appreciating every detail, exploring every nuance, as compared to one more tree...then one more....then another.

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Johnny Valiant - House Beautiful

Although I often describe myself as a big picture kind of person.  I'm  happy sitting back, thinking, analyzing possible paths, outcomes, what it takes to arrive somewhere, and then making a plan.

Getting lost in the minutae, however.......is ever so appealing.  A weakness.

I can detail something to death.

I can get so absorbed in one aspect of something that it becomes an obsession......  
I prefer to call it......an intense interest.
The little things that can matter so much.

So, I have a soft spot for collectors.

Stephen Falcke - Elle Decor

I love to see what they collect and learn all the intricacies of why they select the things they do, what they appreciate about it, how it arrived at their door.

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There's always a story.

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Behind each and every piece.

They offer a peek into the soul of a person.

How about you?  Do you collect?  What do your collections say about you?


Splendid Sass said...

Do I collect? Thank goodness my family isn't reading this, lol. I collect stationery goods, crystal, books, porcelain, the list goes on and on.
Love this post, Carla, and your collection is gorgeous!
Happy Tuesday.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Of course I collect. Been sharing some ironstone scores this week. I also collect vintage roe deer antler trophies, demijohns, vintage Turkish jars and majolica.

Jessie said...

I am a collector, too. I love collection ceramic animals, inexpensive art, paper goods, etc!

Love your collection, by the way!

P/S: Come by and enter my current giveaway for a chance to win a $65 gift certificate (to redeem a designer pillow, if you like.

Have a good day!


Taylor Greenwalt said...

I use to collect a lot, but right now I don't.I have simplified so much that I have given so much away. I do have a lot of white stoneware. I guess I should be collecting that....

An Urban Cottage said...

I seem to have a collection of collections. I never seem to end up with a collection as impressive as the ones in these beautiful images before the next few shiny balls become the focus of my obsession.

I love how a large collection of things on a wall--plates, crosses, etc.--become a pattern in the room. The crosses in particular are just beautiful.

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

I love your collection...a fabulous glimpse into your home.XO, Mona

carolyn bradford said...

If you know me at all then you know I'm a collector from way back! Hence….my shop! Loved seeing this and I LOVE your creamware collection! Glad I got to see this! Have a great week!

Unknown said...

Great post Carla! I too am a collector! I loved all the different images!



Love this post Carla...it inspired me to start a new pinterest board! I am with you....things look better in mass for sure.

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