The joy of collecting brings pleasure to all of us, doesn't it? Collecting can bring so much satisfaction and to me it feels like I'm on a perpetual treasure hunt for all things beautiful. Its an excuse for me to attend flea markets, antique stores, garage sales, thrift stores, bazaars of exotic places and of course my favorite department stores ( Home Goods, being my hotspot). From stemware and china to crystals and candles and linens, I love collecting things that are colorful, that tell us a story and things that make a house a home and a tablescape so inviting and warm. I like collecting things that I can enjoy, use, and incorporate them into my life on a regular basis.
Sometimes collecting can go out of hand and keeping them organized can get overwhelming. I'm always trying to figure new innovative ways to organize and display them so that I can share with others and admire them everyday.
Collecting to me is a personal affair! It's about things I love and enjoy!
Hubs call it a dust collector, I call it
I love collecting crystals and stemware. To me they are like jewels that sparkle and shine and enhance the beauty of tablescapes and vignettes:
This Schonbek hand-cut crystal chandelier is an anniversary gift from the hubs. Now this one is a major dust collector, however, we enjoy it so much especially during a dinner party it looks amazingly beautiful when it sparkles and shimmers at night! I love the heirloom quality of this chandelier:
The history of Schonbek crystal chandeliers go back to the late 19th century in Bohemia. The luster and beauty of these hand-cut crystals are truly remarkable. Today, Schonbek is a member of the Swarovski Company and their factory is based in Plattsburgh, New York.
All the flatware goes in the top drawers of the hutch:
I love collecting napkin holders, and I am always on the lookout for pretty things that can serve the purpose. Hubs call it knick-knacks, I call them tablescape jewelry:
Different bowls go in the bottom drawers:
Dinner plates and Buffet Plates go in the bottom cabinet:
Chargers and platters go in the other bottom cabinet:
I love collecting candles and they usually get stored inside my bench:
Click HERE to see the tutorial on the blue toile pillow and the striped pillow on the bench
This is my linen closet underneath the stairs and besides towels, my tablecloths, table mats, runners, and extra napkins get stored here as well:
Thanks for sharing my joy of collecting and for your sweet comments. They always brighten up my day. Have a lovely week!
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