Thursday, March 19, 2009

Another New Collection?

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

Rhinestone Buttons

Vintage Clip or Screw back Earrings

Vintage Silver Watches

Vintage Hats

Bird Cages

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.


Christina said...

Your collections are wonderful! I am so jealous!

Anonymous said...

Oh I love all of your collections!!I never thought of myself as a collector, but I DO know that I have 3 or more of certain! Voila' I guess I am a collector, too!
Thanks so much for sharing your pretties~~

Hugs, Lynn

Sheila said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! What a wonderful collection... I have a few of some of the things you have, but wow.. I could sit and just stare ate your things for hours.. Those rose tin trays or toile trays are to die for.. Heck everything you have is to die for. lol.. Thanks for the eye candy..

Anonymous said...

Holy Smokes!! I love your collections! My favorites are the pink and cream pottery and the silver watches. I like butter pats too, they are sweet and fairly inexpensive.

Sandra said...

Wow! I love it all!!
I guess i'm a collector too. I have at least 3 or more of the same. :D

Lori said...

ohmygosh!!! your collections are amazing:) wow!!! they are all so pretty really have some wonderfully lovely things!!!

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

ooooh!! LOVE your collections!! I collect a lot of the same things :-) I hope you have a fantastic day!! hugs!! Britt :-)

Victoria Lynn said...

I just found your blog and it's lovely! I love everything in your collection - so beautiful! You have a charming home too. Thank you for sharing. Blessings, Victoria Lynn

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Ah, collections. Green transferware, blue transferware, tole trays, floral paintings, eiderdowns, chenille...

I know collections well.

I also think many of us should have been born in a different era.

Lovely photos.


Journal Swag said...

Love your collections, Lisa! I couldn't pick a favorite, but maybe if I could narrow it down to a few...

I know the saying about having more than 3 is a collection (or is it 2)? I've forgotten already. Anyway... shhhh don't tell my husband, the way things are right now,maybe he'll never know about my collections (er, pretty things)!


Stephenie said...

I just love all of your collections. They are just amazing.. I don't even know where to start. Love the hats, trinket boxes, trays,all the roses,heck I just love it all who am I kidding...

debi said...

You have sooooo many beautiful things!! I'm green with envy!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I've turned my blog off...don't think I've blocked you, okay? I may return soon :)

French Cupboard said...

How beautiful! I love it all. I've got 3 or more of lots of things. Wish they were more organized. ;) Blessings... Polly

The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

Cathy, I love your collections! Especially the rose pins - where did you get all of these? I love the vintage baskets too, and ALL your other stuff! Just beautiful!
Have a great week,

Cindy said...

I love your collections! Collecting things is so much fun! I'm turning into such a collector too lately!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

What fantastic collections you have. It is such delight to be able to explore someone else's treasures. The bride & groom collection is most unusual. I also really like the buttons, trinket boxes... Have spent ages looking at all the pictures, thank you for the delightful tour!
Isabelle x

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Lisa! you got so many beautiful and wonderful collection! and I want to collect the same! I can't stop coming here and drools! You are so lucky to stumble upon beautiful stuff.. I wish we got more flea markets and goodwill kindda store here..

Cheryl said...

Hi Lisa! I just love your collections! Especially your rhinestone jewelry and vintage hats! We do collect a lot of the same things! Organization is the key to great displays! Thanks for sharing!

Debi said...

Oh my, what beautiful collections!I could spend days looking at all you photos!
Thank you for sharing!

w00ts up said...

Wow, you have lots of lovely collections! Very nice!

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Ohhhhhh! I want to visit your home and meddle in every nook and cranny :-)
I LOVE your collections.

sandra said...

I love all your wonderful collections; especially the gorgeous little pill boxes, and those really beautiful mirrors!

Carole said...

Seeing all of those rhinestones makes me regret parting with so many of my mothers pieces.

Great collections!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi Lisa,
I was drooling as I looked at all your pictures of your rosey collection. Everything is just amazingly beautiful.

I wanted to let you know that I received your beautiful pillow!! Thank you so much. It is gorgeous and I love the rose barkcloth on the front and the yummy paisley fabric on the back. I'm thrilled that it's mine!

Thank you so much!!
Patricia :o)

joyh82 said...

Wow I have to show dh how many
collections you have. He thinks I am addicted to collecting. Yours are all very beautiful and well displayed!

Anonymous said...

Oh, forgot to mention your very best and most treasured collection of all - your friends! Roses by any other name...

One of many, Mitzi

Charlene said...

Oh so loved the BLING & buttons! You have a ton of treaures. have fun on your trip. I'm getting to go away for a jewelry class with Diana Frey & I am pumped. Have a great week.

Charlene said...

Oh so loved the BLING & buttons! You have a ton of treaures. have fun on your trip. I'm getting to go away for a jewelry class with Diana Frey & I am pumped. Have a great week.

Kim said...

Gorgeous!!! I love them all. You are very lucky to have been able to aquire so many beautiful things for your different collections. I have several collections of my own and just today have started a new feature on my blog titled Teacup Tuesdays where each Tuesday I will show different teacups from my collections. Stop by for a peak when you get a chance. said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You had my heart racing with quite a few of those. I could move right in to your house, you have all my favorite things!

Teresa said...

Those are some amazing collections. The pill boxes has to be my fav though. Your things are so beautiful.

Lucky girl.


Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Could it be more beautiful??? AMAZING. STUNNING. LOved drooling on everything, ha!

Rochelle said...

Love your wedding couple collection!

Anonymous said...

Love the roses pictures. I have a number of them myself and find they really catch my eye in the antiques/collectables shops around here. They are so nice, humble, sweet and just light up whatever wall I put them on.

Blessings ~ Eileen @ Star's Fault

Bonnie said...

Well, next time any husband complains about us buying more stuff for our collections... we should just show them your blog page!!! You win the most collection award... congratulations!

Melissa/Piney Rose said...

I love you blog and your beautiful collections. I have a collection of rhinestone brooches too.

tiffany ~ shabby scraps said...

Hi Lisa! I am in absolute awe over your beautiful collections! I think my favorite is the baby blue and white rose hat, YUMMY!
xoxo, Tiffany

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Wow! How did I miss this post?? Those are some yummy collections!!!! And you have a great talent for displaying them in the most beautiful ways!