I have this crazy idea that if I start photographing some of my collections that I might start to cull out some of the least favorite items in that collection and maybe even discard the collection all together. I really don't see me getting rid of any collection in it's entirety, but I do think I can see what isn't perfect for me or the collections and then cull some things out. That sounds plausible, now don't you think?
Matte White Pottery
The first blog to really feature collections was A Collection A Day where she featured a different collection a day for a year. All of her collections were visually appealing, but a lot of the collections were things like bread ties, dice and matchboxes. Neat things, but not really collections in my mind. But, I loved the blog and was always curious to see what collection would be featured that day.
Chocolate Covered Cherry Boxes
Then I came across The Copycat Collector who also featured one of her many collections a day for an entire year. Now, her collections were full scale collections - globes, crates, books. circus toys, fruit crate labels, Girl Scout items and on and on and on. I encourage you to read the entire blog if you haven't already. She no longer adds to the blog since it was a one year only contribution, but it is still a lovely read full of inspiration.
Of course, if you are looking for inspiration and collections, I KNOW you read Magpie Ethel every day, but especially every Tuesday where she has posted a different collection for the last three years and still going strong. I must say, that whoever suggested that show her collections off was genius. :D
(Okay, it might not be an official collection - but man, I love all this glitter!)
So, I am going to try and start photographing more of my collections. That will make me organize them, dust them off, cull out the duds and arrange them. I won't be featuring one every day or even every week. But, from time to time, a collection will pop up and be recorded for prosperity. (My, that sounds fancy!)
Alabaster Watermelon Slices
My parents went to Acapulco when I was a teenager. And all they brought me back was this lousy watermelon slice.
They brought me home the one shaped like a pie slice on the left. One by one over the years I have found a slice here and a slice there. A few have arrived on my doorstep from friends and blog readers. I keep them in a bowl in the kitchen. Since this was one of my first collections, I will probably have to keep it. Shocker, huh?
Do you have a very favorite collection? Of yours, I mean?