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!!