Colorful Collections, by LO

Collections are cool.  It seems like no matter what it is, if you have more than 4 or 5 of something, and you place them all together, it’s visually pleasing. My grandmother was an avid antique collector, but when I was a kid, there was nothing that I hated more than being dragged along with my mom and grandmother to musty old antique shops.

When I was 25 and living in New York, there’s nothing that I loved more than going to outdoor flea markets on weekends.  I would look for the finest, or oddest, or most colorful portrait plate that I could find. I guess that’s when I technically became a collector, it all started with portrait plates.

CLAY .02

Then it was teacups, then decorative buttons.

CLAY .07


I really love little containers that hold colorful specimens, like spices, seeds and pigments.


I’m not a hoarder, really.  If there’s something that you love to look at, and you have several of them – line them up together and see how lovely repetition can be.

Here are a couple more…


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5 Responses to Colorful Collections, by LO

  1. Dana says:

    Very inspiring! Makes me want to dust off my collection of antique jingle bells and hang them on a colorful wall.

  2. Val Fishman says:

    I love it Janie! Great post and inspiring photos. I realized I collect colorful pillows. I love a comfy couch and bed, and nothing better than snuggling up in a colorful and cozy warm space with your loved one, and loved pet!

  3. Darla says:

    finally! design that says yes! put more than 3-5 of a collection! I love esp the paintbrush collection, since I own quite a few I will be certain to create my own section of my craft room wall with my tools where I can both enjoy them and choose a tool quicker! Great little blog-keep it up!

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