Tag Archives: collections

Meaningful Art – Restaurant Menu Collection

I hope you enjoyed the dining room to living room transformation I shared at the end of last week.  What I didn’t show you is the “new” dining area.  What I wanted to share today is the art grouping I made with the menus the couple have been collecting throughout their relationship. restaurant menus

Organization Can Be A Beautiful Thing

I am really good at making the surface of my home look lovely, but there's a lot that lies beneath the surface.  A lot of stuff.  Lovely things I have collected over the years and not-so-lovely things that I have no place or use for.  This time of year gets me thinking that I need to be even more mindful […]

What “The Bachelor” Can Teach You About Decorating

I know I’m not the only one who watched the season finale of The Bachelor on Monday night.  Whether or not you watch the show, there’s definitely something you can take away from what happened Monday night.  source  

Stairways to Heaven

I’ve been struggling with writing a post for today.  When tragedies occur in the lives of people you care about, discussions about decorating your house feel a bit shallow.  I was looking through my pictures for ideas, and remembered I’d been collecting images lately on a Pinboard named Stairways to Heaven.  None of these will […]

Even a Compulsive Collector Can Be Organized

  I began working with a professional organizer yesterday because my life seemed to be teetering on the edge of disarray!   I am really good at making the surface of my home look lovely, but there’s a lot that lies beneath the surface . . . You have no idea what all is in those drawers . […]

Collecting as Artform – Lisa Congdon

Lisa Congdon is a San Francisco artist who started a blog in the beginning of 2010 – she has posted a picture for every day of the year of her curated collections at collectionaday2010.blogspot.com.  You know I *heart* hanging eclectic plate groupings (see my post about it here).  Check out Lisa’s artful arrangement. Aren’t her colorful […]

Dressing Your Mantel

The mantel over your fireplace is a great place to create a focal point, display beloved items, and show your personality.  The mantel itself can hold objects of all kinds:  candlesticks, crystal, books, pottery, collections.  Little children can’t reach, so put out your favorite breakables. If you don’t have a fireplace, you can use a […]

Vintage Colored Glassware

I have a few pieces of green depression glass that belonged to my grandmother.  I keep them in a cupboard in my dining room.  I saw an episode of Cash in the Attic last week where a couple sold their depression glass for over $1000.  They had a whole lot more of it than me, of […]

Glass Vases, Vessels, and Cloches

You’ve seen how trendy it is to have glass vases, hurricanes, and domes, and cloches on tabletops and in tablescapes, but some of us have difficulty coming up with ideas of what to put into them.  So, here are some ideas for you to try.  I often load them up with fruit like apples or pears […]