Collections

1.02.2012

My friend, Alison of The Polo House, is having a party for us to share our collections. I snapped some pictures of just a few things I collect.

vintage leather books


collecting silver trophies when I find them at a reasonable price

vintage roe deer antlers

the big antlers are white tail deer antlers

more antlers

dogs

dog and hunt scenes and did I say antlers?


pottery

majolica

ironstone

 demijohns


That is just some of my collections. The problem is sometimes you find a new piece and don't know where it is going so usually something old moves out for something new to move in. I know I am not the only person this happens to. Am I?

What do you collect?

I am joining the following:
 The Polo House
A Stroll thru Life
No Minimalist Here 

61 comments:

  1. You have wonderful collections and I wish I lived closer to you!! I know we would be friends!

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  2. Great collections Kim and I love your new look!!

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  3. Very cool! I collect Stoneware crocks ("Lyons", for the most part), Niagara Falls stuff, and fabric. Lots and lots and lots of fabric.

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  4. Love all your collections. Always nice to have something to start with when your out looking...then you never know what you'll find. Love your new look. Happy 2012. liz

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  5. You have some great collections, Kim. But my fav are the old leather books - drool.....especially the French ones. Linda

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  6. I think we were poured from the same mould ... and I have the first cousins to your demijohn on the stool!


    Allison is my neighbor here in the burbs!

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  7. Kim, I love yiur collections, especially the antlers. You have a great style and know just how to put things together.

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  8. I have really only just started to have collections. Crystal would be the main one at present, although I don't have that much of it. I have enjoyed using little crystal dishes to put scorched almonds in over the Christmas holidays! I also seem to be obsessed with vintage style tin signs and cannot help myself when I see them, particularly when they have pastel colours and cupcakes on them!

    xx Karen

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  9. Those are all great collections Kim.

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  10. Love your collections and your new blog look...so pretty!
    Debbie

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  11. Kim, there is an entire sisterhood of us collectors. I think for those of us who love the hunt and adding things to our "nest", collecting comes naturally. It's fun to see close up shots of your different collections. You have an eye for knowing how to display your collections so that they become an integral part of your beautiful home. Always a treat! ~ Sarah

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  12. You have some wonderful collections, Kim. My goal this year is to pare down on my collections..and keep the things I really LOVE! I have WAY too many things- xo Diana

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  13. Happy New Year! Love all of your collections. Wish I had room for lots of them. My boys are STILL sick! Dentist appts have had to be cancelled and Cody cancelled work all week. Cody is broken out ALL over his body! He read somewhere that if you've never had the chicken pox or shingles (etc.) that is when older people get it. Me and Jimmy are immune then since we've had both. They're slowly getting better. It has really done a number on them. I think it's worse the older you are. You wouldn't BELIEVE what Cody looks like. He's too embarrased to even go out anywhere. No sick people allowed around us this year! Ha!

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  14. Sweet collections. Love the dogs. I am a collector of a lot of things myself and always love getting new pieces. Diane

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  15. The ironstone is my favorite, you can never go wrong collecting that.

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  16. Kim - I love all your beautiful things, especially your antler collection. I picked some loose antlers up at a flea market in November and also a pair that needs to be mounted. I was able to use them all on my mantel this Christmas, scattered with all the greenery and pheasant feathers. I really liked how they added that bit of rustic-ness I was looking for!

    I also want to say thanks for all of the inspiration you freely give us and pictures of your lovely home. I always look forward to visiting with you!

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  17. I love old books! You have so many lovely things in your home! Happy New year, my friend! ♥

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  18. Kim,
    I love all your collections, and I love your new look for your blog. It looks very clean and organized. I may have to check out your designer!

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  19. You have some of the prettiest collecions Kim and you really have a knack for displaying them. I have collected things in the past that eventually take over the house so I try not get started. I do have some pretty pyrex that I will pick up when I am see it. Happy New Year. Patty

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  21. LOVE the pic with the sofa and art gallery wall above. Yummy! Great collections! :)

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  22. You have quite a collection of all things that are just beautiful Kim! I love your new blog look and thanks for the feedback you left regarding Scott Kelby Digital Photography book. I have ordered his book from Amazon!

    Thanks again and have a wonderful evening,
    Gail

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  23. oh Kim I love your collections..love vintage books but sad to say I don't collect anything...for the last several years I have been cleaning out. To many moves maybe?
    but now...I maybe at a place to begin a collections..now to find what I want to collect?:)
    happy new year:)
    xo

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  24. Hi Kim,
    What were demijohns originally used for? Wine, I'd guess. You are a world class shopper and collector. Love your ironstone collection!

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  25. Oh Kim, love all of your collections! They are awesome! Love your pottery and those books are wonderful!

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  26. Your collections are legendary in blogland...personally my favorite is the ironstone but the vintage books are closing in. LOVE YOUR NEW BLOG DESIGN! I think it looks fantastic. I'm back to work tomorrow but will try to stay in better touch. Have a good week!

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  27. I adore Antlers! And dog of course. Your statue looks like my darling King Charles Jackson. Great Collections! XO Cindy

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  28. I wanna know more about your couch- the red one with the piping that matches the throw pillows!
    I collect real dogs [3] and cats [3] and REALLY want to collect horses but finances being what they are am holding at 1 [boo!].

    A
    solongfarm.blogspot.com

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  29. Great leather books. I love all your little puppies too!

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  30. Kim, I love all your collections and especially the pottery.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  31. You know I love your old books. Love you silver,too.. ah, heck. I love it all.
    Bundle up,it's getting cold.
    Babs

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  32. Kim loving your new updated look lady!

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  33. Sooo pretty. Makes me mad though. I just threw away a huge pile of antlers when we moved.

    Oh well, c'est la vie

    ♥Linsey

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  34. No, I love collecting white ironstone too. I also have a love affair with clocks and pillows. Beautiful pics as always Kim. Happy New Year!

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  35. You have many wonderful collections! I love the books, the ironstone and the majolica.

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  36. Beautiful collections! I love your new blog look! Very pretty!

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  37. Such wonderful collections you have. Just love all of your old books and the demijohns. And your new blog look is great...nice way to start the New Year!
    Marianne :)

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  38. I wish I could join this party but I haven't even STARTED to take Christmas down! I haven't been home long enough to start:). LOVE all of your collections. I collect Santas, blue and white porcelains, anything Asain, tropical decor items and African things. XO, Pinky OH!!!!!!!!! And DISHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:):):)

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  39. You do have some fabulous collections and the thing is....you know just what to do with them to make them even MORE fabulous.
    I love getting ideas from you...and I also LOVE your new header.:)

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  40. I collect Santas, smoking men and my European houses. I need to get some more collections going to catch up!

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  41. Lovin' the new look! My weakness it silver... weakness, I tell you! LOL! blessings ~ tanna

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  42. I've always enjoyed your collections Kim.

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  43. Wow, that is some great collections, and not quite the norm...Me....lace, fabric, buttons, more the norm LOL!

    Carol

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  44. You have some great collections...you alway find the best treasures too!!!!!
    Happy New Year!!!
    ~Des

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  45. Great collections. I love the leather vintage books!

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  46. Your collections are wonderful. I have been gathering photo's to use in a post about collections and I'd love to use a couple of these, crediting you, of course! Wishing you a very happy New Year! x Sharon

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  47. It is great seeing your collections front and center. I have always admired them as they appeared in your posts. Love the antique books. I love collecting them also to use in my decor throughout the house. Your books are wonderful!

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  48. I don't think I collect anything...now I feel weird because your collections are so gorgeous! I'm going to have to think of something I'm interested in collecting, besides purses :)
    Stacy

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  49. You have some wonderful collections Kim.

    I really don't collect anything. I did have a rooster collection going, by accident, but now I am whittling away some of them and only keeping my favorites.

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  50. You are already fabulous....but a collector too! I love antlers! Thanks for the link to the party! I am off to visit!

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  51. Hi Kim,

    Collect - I love, love antique glassware (dessert cups, wine glasses, glasses, bowls). I collect when I can. I also love vintage stationery, or ornate stationery.

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  52. Very nice collection. Happy New Year!

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  53. You have some wonderful collections Kim! I like you new look too!

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  54. Gorgeous! I share all of your loves, but have yet to start dogs, hunt scenes, and antler collections. I have a fairly nice ironstone and transferware stockpile found thrifting and antiquing, and I am eyeballing several roe antlers on ebay right now. I use old books throughout my home too.
    I am new in blogland, and your beautiful blog has been such an inspiration!
    xo
    -Lisa

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  55. Kim, all of your collections are wonderful. I love the books and your dogs are fantastic. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  56. A girl after my own heart - love the demijohns (I have a collection too) and the pottery and the books ... love everything!
    Kelly

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  57. Love the collections. What a wonderful idea for a blog party. I jumped over and joined in, since I'm a BIG collector of way too many things. Your old books, Majolica, and antlers are my favorites. Great post. CJ

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  58. How beautiful! You have so many wonderful collections! Thanks for sharing.

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  59. You have hands down the bestest collections ever!!! Try to stay warm!!! Happy New Year!

    Love ya!
    Pippa!

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  60. Hi Kim! It is fun to see your collections all in one place. Your home is just full of lovely items...it is so warm, delightful, and interesting. I saw this post over at Alison's "The Polo House".

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  61. You know how much I love all your sweet lovelies.
    Thanks so much for sharing all of these things with us!
    I could take any one of these and put them right into my home.
    :)

    Thrilled you came to the party, gf.
    xoxox
    A

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