So what do I collect now? Everything, you answer!? Well, not quite, but I do love a good collection. A good collection makes a good display. And a good display makes for good decorating. And good decorating gives a home its personality of warmth and welcoming. Here are some peeks at some of my collections/decor that happily grace our little mountain cottage tucked away in a little nowhere town in New Hampshire.
I collect vintage ladies' hats and vintage tablecloths
(the photos left and right are of grandparents, and yes I collect those too. Photos, not grandparents. The original sets are just about perfect, thank you);
vintage handkerchiefs (some framed, most not);
vintage kitchen and pantry items;
the occasional chicken;
and vintage service ware;
vintage seed packets (some framed, most not);
vintage hand crocheted pot holders;
vintage games, books and pastimes;
vintage cameras, too;
and last but not least (at least for now...) vintage thermoses in the theme of red.
I got to thinking about the cottage today because I haven't been able to escape up there for far too long. We used to get away every other weekend or so, but the past two years it has been too difficult to make our way up there on a regular basis. The older your children get, the busier they get with school, jobs and friends and the harder it is to find time away. We will be heading up north for Thanksgiving, though. I'll be packing my turkey on ice and hauling him and all the fixings up yonder. I can hardly wait. I'll snap a bunch of photos of our happy place while we are up there and show you when we return. Can't wait!