I have always loved seeing the treasures people collect. My GG has tons of collections. Cupie Dolls, Amish People Figurines, Dressed-Up Cows. The list goes on. My mom also has some fun collections. The last few years she has started collecting Willow Tree Angels, and my favorite collection of hers, are these Vintage Fannikin Statues. She has them up in her plant shelves. They are called Fannikins because each of them have their little fanny's hanging out! Aren't they darling?
Since I've been married, I've wanted to start a few collections of my own. The first one I started were Cherub Angels. I don't know what it is about them, but they are so precious! So I've found a few, and hope someday I will have a lot more! I actually got the first one as inspiration for a baby nursery. One day when I have a little girl, you'll see whats been going on in my head for months! (Yes I day dream about decorating her nursery!)
My newest collection is Apothecary jars. I just got my first set of three. I can't wait till I have them all over my kitchen filled with candy and cookies! All different shapes and sizes...I'll have to glue them shut so I don't eat all the goodies. Decoration only.
And of course, I love gold ornate frames. Most people my generation don't love gold. They'd see a frame (or anything thing else for that matter) this color and either walk right past it, or think of painting it another color. Not me, I search for beauties like these!
And one of these days I'm going to start a Clock collection (like Chez Fifi's) over my staircase. I LOVE the look of this!