Monday, 7 December 2009

Homes and Antiques: collections




I love the styling in BBC Homes & Antiques magazine (especially as Papermash has a little appearance this month in a feature on gift wrapping.) I am in the middle of a major decluttering exercise, but I love these photos of collections, in particular the old baking moulds as an alternative to plates on the wall. I'm trying to get rid of anything unnecessary, but one or two collections are beginning to emerge. Those expensive skirts I haven't worn in over two years? See you later. But milk glass brooches and old lady tea sets....let's just say more than one has found its way in. I've drastically cut my spending in the last year, but somehow in my head car boot sales don't count... Do you have any collections?

17 comments:

ALL ABOUT CHOCOLATE CREATIVE... said...

Just made a post about your gorgeous shop, I hope it is ok. i like the DIY project very much!!

Laura Trevey said...

I love the collectible boxes!!

Dawn M said...

Yes, I have a soft spot for Homes & Antiques styling too!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Today was my LUCKY DAY ! I found you !

LOVE your blog..Oh, that first picture with the green glass..and the tins...beautiful styling..

beautiful photographs...beautiful blog....

I'll be following along with you..

more later,
Best,
Kary

Jane Flanagan said...

I adore the bottom image with the cake tins. Swoon!

Tonia said...

Books and postcards - we are awash with them!
The images are beautiful - did you know you'd been mentioned in Easy Living magazine in December too?

sarahtay said...

oh all these things are so lovely, really! love it!

The Cherry Blog said...

love that bucket full of vintage mirrors! I tend to collect vintage postcards and brooches. x

Kate Kelleher Blue Sky Butterfly Studio said...

Hmmm do I have any collections? Mainly piles of paperwork, lists of things to do and food left on the floor from the zoo that my house now is since having children! However I would like to collect some more hours in the day to amend some of the fore mentioned!

Kate Kelleher Blue Sky Butterfly Studio said...

In all the moaning, I forgot to mention I loved the photos!

thislovelycity said...

I'm with Jane-- stunning! Congrats on your feature!

Anna Ander said...

I didn't know that magazine existed, so thanks! Now it will be even harder to concentrate on work. But very much worth the exercise!

Ash said...

I love all of these!!

Down and Out Chic said...

those antique pill boxes are GORGEOUS. wow.

Ellie Tennant said...

Lynne I have been admiring that baking tins shot too - gorgeous pic. Your blog is looking so lovely at the moment - just had a nice browse! Hope car boot sale was as good as last time? x

Abbey said...

love!

down pillow said...

Such wonderful collections - thanks for sharing :)