More vintage tablecloths and vintage kitchen and pantry items add nostalgia and warmth to my dinning room. The three tea cups above the linens are the only remaining three from my childhood collection.
As do a few vintage rolling pins displayed on a rack I built for them.
My grandmother collected blue plates for years. I can remember looking at them and talking about them with her as I grew up. Dozens graced her kitchen wall. After she passed away, I was fortunate enough to receive several of the plates. I display them in my dinning room in a fashion similar to how Grandma did in her kitchen.
I love vintage glassware. I keep these glasses out on an open shelf in the kitchen so they are quick to grab for a drink. I store them in these vintage caddies so I can quickly grab and tote a whole bunch of them to the table or counter when we have guests over. It is fun for everyone to pick their own glass and easy to recall which one is theirs when they put it down and walk away from it.
I LOVE vintage aprons. I wear one almost every day to clean, cook, garden or just feel good. They hang in a stairwell leading to the studio. They are right outside the kitchen for a quick grab to put one on. And the ones left hanging make great eye candy every time I pass through to the studio.
I have just a couple of these vintage apron patterns and they hang up with the aprons. A reminder of simpler days, when a house wife would fashion her own aprons according to taste and need. Maybe one day, I'll make one from one of the old patterns to add a personal, but vintage touch to my collection.
And last, but not least, is my happy vintage clock collection. My parents gave me the vintage homemade woodworker's display shelf as a birthday gift a couple years back. I happily gathered all my vintage clocks from around the house and contained them all in a one place display. I was actually surprised at how many I had amassed till they were all together. Guess it's a good thing none of them work anymore or the ticking would drive me crazy.
What do you like to collect and why? I wonder what the next collection may be. Hmmm....