I am a bit of a collector I always have been and I suppose I always will be. I cannot be minimalist if I try and I like to be surrounded with things that might not mean a lot to other people but they do to me. My home is my comfort zone my nest.
I like to manage things into sets and if they cannot be true sets into complimentary items that can be used with each other. At the moment I am collecting items relating to the Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady which came out in the 1970s. I bought a few pieces then. I have the beautiful book itself and the companion book about Edith Holden's life and have collected the odd bit and bobs over the years and indeed the little cushion that I featured in an earlier post was originally a DMC kit. I have one to work still but I wanted it for a wall picture and when I saw this little cushion already beautifully worked up I could not resist. I also have its counter part kit of the foxglove cushion and a couple of other small kits. I have also purchased new bedding (honeysuckle and rose design) and have come across some vintage brand new Vymura wall paper with which to decorate my bedroom with. As you will probably have guessed that it is to be on the same theme. I have most of the craft books and little kits as well.
When the shop Past Times was still going they had a few pieces on this theme one of which was a china piece depicting the bird on the cover of the book so I have that somewhere in one of the boxes to bring out too. I like to collect pieces together on a theme and then use them. This month it is the Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady the next it might be something else.
When I used to go to the car boot sales with my sister in law I came across a dinner service the Noritake one a six piece place setting for £13 and I also came across the full Caverswell monthly wall plates as well for £10. So I have been lucky over the years. I have my eye on the flower plates next.
Do you collect things and blend them together? If so what sort of things do you collect. Would love to hear from you.
Catch you later.