I've heard it said that three of something makes a collection. Well, recently I picked up a cute butter pat at the Portland Expo and wrote right here on my blog that it may be the start of a new collection for me. As if I needed to start a new collection.
To say that I have a lot of collections would be an understatement. Here are just some of the things I collect. Please keep in mind that for many of these items, you are in no way seeing the whole picture (I mean collection), but just a sampling.
Vintage wedding cake toppers
Tole trays with pink roses. (this is just a teeny, tiny sampling of my whole tole tray collection)
Also shown here are some pottery baskets with roses and rose posies.
Pill boxes, most with roses
Rose paintings, in all shapes and sizes
Rhinestone pins and hand painted rose pins
Barkcloth with roses
Vintage boxes, most with roses
Antique lace (seen in the clear boxes)
Vintage tricket boxes, again, with hand painted roses
Porcelain roses pins
Vintage Chenille Bedspreads
Antique/Vintage Mirrors and Frames
Vintage Clip or Screw back Earrings
Vintage Silver Watches
Vintage Pottery (Mostly pink and cream)
Rhinestone Buckles (all shapes)
Vintage Florist Baskets
Other collections, not pictured, include vintage pillowcases, pairs and singles, rose patterned, or pink, vintage millinery, crocheted hangers, ticking fabric, vintage landscape prints or paintings, (no longer collecting, but still have lots), vintage ephemera with roses, babies or little antique girls, skeleton keys, cream or white buttons, and I know there's more, but you get the idea. I have a lot of collections. Really, I have too much stuff. I need to pair down and only keep what I really, truly love. I really am working on it. Really!
BTW, look what I found in one of my kitchen cabinets.
Three butter pats. Looks like I already had a collection and didn't even know it.
If you had any doubt as to why I call my blog "A Thing for Roses," this post should clear that right up.
We will be taking a little road trip this weekend so I will be taking a short break from my blog. I'll be back soon with hopefully some fun new/old finds from my trip. Happy Spring! (tomorrow)
Added note: Please visit Isabel's blog for her 100th post giveaway and to learn a little more about her.