Collectibles: All Together Now

There’s an art to displaying collectibles.  Here are a few visual examples and some tips and tricks!

Plate Collection via Apartment Therapy

I’m kind of anti-minimalist when it comes to my own home. There is nothing more cozy to me then a house chock-full of interesting things that convey the personalities of the people who live there. What better way to show who you are and what you love then to display your most cherished objects and collections. Here are a few collections and display ideas that have me inspired today.

Antique Mirror Collection via Apt #5G

There is something I usually find a little spooky about old mirrors, but this collection is so charming and perfect I’m not spooked at all. The way the mirrors reflect the nearby window is also a clever way of bringing more light into the room.

Kokeshi Doll display by Janis Nicoay via Poppytalk

How sweet is this collection of Handmade Kokeshi dolls in their own little fabric-lined boxes? This would be an easy and fun way to hang any small collectibles.

Dream Cloud of Vintage Silhouettes in the home of Emily Winfield

This collection of vintage and antique silhouettes in the home of Emily Winfield of Inside a Black Apple is unbelievably dreamy. I love this wall colour too, so relaxing and romantic in a bedroom.

Day 356- Lisa Congdon

If you don’t already have a collection to call your own, but would like to start one, you should  check out Lisa Congdon’s inspiring A Collection a Day. Every day for a year Lisa took a photograph of a different collection and her project has recently been turned into a book. I can’t get over this collection of old boxer photographs. So dapper.

I’m  sure we all have a few collections around the house that we don’t even know about. Why not come up with  a special way to show them off? It can be as simple as a shadowbox of old photos or a shelf dedicated to your favourite souvenirs or mementos.

Happy Collecting!

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8 Responses to Collectibles: All Together Now

  1. Midori Tanaka says:

    I love the Kokeshi Dolls and the Boxer photos collections. Any advice on displaying a finger puppet collection?

  2. Eric says:

    I’m no expert, but I like to display my finger puppets on my fingers!

  3. Pat Millar says:

    Maybe finger puppets could be displayed on a series of little wooden shelves made for
    knic knacs or on a bunch of straws in a vase?

  4. Mandy Forbes says:

    This is also a pretty great idea that would be easy to duplicate!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/abbeychristine/2862829105/

  5. jess perry says:

    I think I am now inspired to finally display all the the items that I’ve always loved but haven’t
    imagined how they could fit together into a pleasing collection.

  6. Evelyn says:

    What about using a glove mannequin?

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