Thursday, March 4, 2010

I Love Collecting!

I just love to collect things. I don't collect these silver mirrors, but who knows, someday I just might. I think they would be so pretty sitting in the bathroom. Or even hung on the wall in a grouping. I love to group interesting objects. The more the merrier for me.

I can just imagine what the worn beauty would look like on these vintage mirrors. All faded with brown marks where the mirror has worn off. I don't even think there could be anything more lovely than a worn old mirror. The patina is what I am about.


I also love old monograms. I don't even care if they match mine. I just like to pretend it is an old relative or an old friend. Part of the beauty of finding an old beauty like one of these mirrors is thinking about a more grand time when it might have been used. Was she getting ready for a first date....or was she getting ready to go to her first dance...maybe her wedding...or mayber her daughters wedding? That is so fun for me. Life isn't so grand these days...but I bet these mirrors were adored. So who knows where my next antique adventure might take me...but maybe just maybe I might find a beauty similar to one of these. After all the hunt is half the fun.





6 comments:

Mama Magpie said...

you sound like me! But I collect the plastic, candy colored ones. And they are hanging in a group on my bathroom wall;)

stephanie said...

pretty photos! Loved spending time with you @ lunch today...

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Oh Hope, you and I are some dreamers aren't we? I feel the same too when I think of who loved something so much a long time ago!!!! These are beautiful and I would have never thought to arrange them in a grouping on the wall. What a cute idea for a little girl's bedroom or a powder bathroom! You are sooooo creative!

Me....bunny said...

Hope,

Wonderful pics. What do you collect? I also love monogram object but with only B, M and E which for whatever reason are hard to find. Arranging little vignettes are what make a home so inviting.

tootles,
bunny

Sue said...

Those mirrors are lovely. I would feel so elegant using one! How is your craft room project coming? I can't wait to see pictures - including those of what you "do" collect!

Hugs!

Kara Ward said...

I totally get it...me too. I love to seek and find my treasures. It is like a game to me!