There are all kinds of collections. I would say three or more things constitute a collection.
It just so happens that I like to collect red transfer ware. I ordered every piece from Etsy and eBay.
And I have a decent little collection going. But I’m running out of room in my open kitchen cabinets to put more.
Red Transfer Ware:
I also collect white pitchers. Well, and various colored ones as well. But my biggest collection is of white pitchers.
White Pitcher Collection:
Lately I store and display my white pitchers in my kitchen cabinets.
But formerly I have simply lined them up together or placed them in shelves.
Collection Of Vintage Rolling Pins:
I have also collected vintage rolling pins. Stacking them in a dough bowl is a perfect spot to show them off.
I also like to collect vintage bottles. Most are clear because they’re easier to come by. But I have five that are an aqua type blue and very special to me.
I like to display them in this round galvanized container.
Books & Magazines:
And I collect a variety of books and magazines as well. This red farmhouse container, found on clearance at Hobby Lobby, is a great place to show off my books.
And the tobacco basket is a good place to store magazines.
Old Mason Jars:
I’ve collected vintage Mason jars for a long time.
Probably my favorite way to display them is simply to line them up on a shelf. They look so pretty that way in almost military precision.
I love collecting old vintage photos. Sometimes I’ll buy them from an antique mall and then I call them my flea market relatives.
Makes you wonder why someone would sell photos of their own family, but I don’t care that I’m not related to them.
I like to display them on vintage cheese graters. Just use a clothespin to attach them to the grater.
Or gather a handful of vintage photos together and fan them out in a container.
Since I love the color red, I think these sepia toned photos are a great contrast against this bright spicy hue.
This dish collection, all different kinds of dishes, I like to gather in a vintage dish drainer.
I have a varied collection of farmhouse decor. This and that look great when displayed on a white tiered cake stand.
Elevating a collection draws attention to it.
Vintage Sewing Items:
Here I put on display a variety of things I use for sewing. Pin cushions, embroidery thread, etc.
They are displayed in a dough bowl.
Vintage Button Cards/Old Metal Measuring Cups:
In that same vein I like to collect vintage button cards. I added a vintage set of measuring spoons for interest.
Then I placed them all in various vintage measuring containers. Which really if you think about it, the old metal containers themselves are yet another collection.
White Hobnail Bud Vases:
I also collect vintage white hobnail bud vases. And I like to display them in the open kitchen cabinets along with my red transfer ware.
For me it’s almost as much fun to figure out a way to display a collection as it is to create one over time.