Sunday, November 22, 2009

My Place & Yours:My Collection


         Kate from Fox's Lane   has chosen My Collection for this weeks theme in Meet me at Mike's My Place and Yours Meme. What a can of worms this weeks theme opens up for a hoarder/collector like me. Every room in the house has something I collect, Vintage Furniture, trunks, china, linen etc etc

My Violets. You.ve seen them before in the first My Place and Yours, this is just a closer look.  It started as a couple of pieces that were my Mum's and Nanna's and grew to this. Some were gifts, others Op Shop and second hand shop finds. Everyone who knows me well seems to be on the look out for my Violets. Some pieces are 100 years old and others not quite as old.


It has spilled over from the sideboard to the tea trolley and still going. No rules as long as it's Violets and not brand new!


There are teapots in the Dining Room, this is what fits on the top of the cupboard. I have some put away as well.


Then there are Rolling pins, kitchen scales, cannisters, hand beaters and the like in the kitchen all mixed up with lots of Chookie things.
I have Vintage hats, handbags, jewellery,gloves and coats in the bedroom. Vintage sewing items, buttons, fabrics, cottons, laces etc etc in the sewing room. Ladders with antique Quilt tops and Vintage Doileys. Oh and Chairs! Old wooden chairs.....love 'em.
It just goes on and on really. I don't think any of my Collections will ever be finished, there are very few rules apart from the older the better. I like to think I am preserving the past for future generations, not that my Collecting needs justification!!


26 comments:

yardage girl said...

Lovely collection - the violets are just lovely. "The older the better" is a great rule - I shall adopt that one too! Thanks for you lovely comments!

This girl said...

The violets are so sweet! I also highly approve of vintage hats.

Pip Lincolne said...

Oh YES! Kitchenalia and violets! How lovely. I particularly LOVE the idea of collecting violets... and those lovely colourful cannisters too!

WriterBee said...

How beautiful are all those violets! Do you use the dishes or are they only decorative? I imagine a table set with them would look divine.

The Back Shed said...

It would look absolutely beautiful but I haven't collected up enough dinner plates yet to do that.

teddybearswednesday said...

WOW! I love all your things! I love violets too, what a lovely idea to collect them, the china is so pretty! Love the cannisters too.

Little Ted Canvas said...

Your collections are fantastic! I have a crazy thing for old kitchen scales...and your rolling pins, wow, I love them all...

Holly said...

Violets are a great theme to frame your collection - beautiful!

Tanya said...

Hi, what an amazing collection. OOh, look at the green handled egg beater! Oh and your cannisters, and the violets are great- I hope you have some violets planted in your garden too!

The Back Shed said...

Yep quite a few different ones.

Redness said...

Oh WOW ... I see what you mean about hard to choose what to shoe ... yes it sure it. I adore your collections ... isn't this fun?

Catherine said...

Oh your collections are ones to admire. All those beautiful cups and saucers and those kitchen tools and canisters are wonderful. Thanks for stopping by and seeing my collection.:)

jaboopee said...

the difference between hoarding and collecting is that we collect .others hoard !

Izabela said...

oh mine! this is all so vintage! it looks like I love to live in your place in between sweet collections like that!
x

DELiciousDesignz said...

So that's where all the good china has gone...LOL!
I love all that vintage stuff too - why buy new when you can get something so unique that is old - you keep on preserving for the future - no guilt...we are all doing it too.

Maryanne said...

Ah, violets are so special! And your teapots, that's something I wouldn't mind collecting too. Thanks for your lovely comments!

dillpickle said...

Hand beaters!! I think they're great. I'd love a collection of hand beaters!

Thanks for your lovely comments - the rest of my recipe books are shoved into a ramshackle shelf until the Big Recipe Book Protection Project is completed. That was how they always were until they came to be in grave danger from little people!!

Tania said...

Your house IS a collector's paradise! Am a bit smitten by those canisters too...

Pearlin J said...

Wow what a collection! Especially the Violets are so lovely!I have a thing for teapots too!

74 Lime Lane said...

wow! now that's a collection. how fabulous! i love the cannisters too ~ how cool are those!

handmade romance said...

oh wow i love all of your collections!!

The Back Shed said...

Most of the kitchen stuff came from our local Op Shop. Right place right time really.

Vanessa said...

I have the same exact scales! I collect colanders, something about all the holes!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
All the best,
Vanessa

Shine a Little Light said...

oooh your old things are lovely, and that is a lot of rolling pins! Thanks for stopping by my blog! *s*

Mainichi said...

oh how wonderful - I just posted my collection (late!) and I've also got a collection of violet pattern china! It started with 2 little cups and saucers that were my Great Nan's. I only collect the Wilkinson brand now....had to set some boundaries! thanks for sharing yours.....D.

Paula Alice said...

Wowzers - what a fantastic collection! I love all your collections - we do have very very similar tastes. My husband thinks I'm mad - I'll have to let him know I am normal after all!