A Blast from the Past – Vintage Plate Collection

Ben Siegel, Mikasa Ben Siegel, mid century plates

Growing up, I was surrounded by avocado green. From the fridge to the dishwasher to the wall to wall carpet, I could not escape it. So when I spotted these fun, whimsical (avocado!) 1970s plates at the thrift store, (complete with 30 year old crusted on food) I was instantly transported back in time. Back to that front toothless, bowl … [Read more...]


Collecting Bug – Decorating with Vintage Cameras

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Say Cheese! Today's Cool Collection is all about old cameras. Amy of My Life From Home has been an avid photographer since she was a kid so starting a camera collection was a natural fit. "Cameras are perfect for displaying alone in a vignette or in groupings. They pair well with any design style and are fun conversation pieces," says … [Read more...]


Collecting Bug – Ironstone

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Strike while the ironstone is hot! Ironstone can be found everywhere from museums to humble farmhouse tables. Susan of Must Love Junk loves collecting ironstone and has been collecting it for years and says ... "One of my favorite collections that makes my heart sing is old ironstone! I'm drawn to any and all kinds of pieces (tureens, … [Read more...]


Like Father Like Daughter – Dad’s Pipe Collection

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The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Not only did I inherit my dad's looks and his latin rhythm but it seems he also passed down the collecting bug. From duck decoys and art (he loved to hunt) to beer steins (he loved a good cocktail) to $2 bills (he gave stacks of them to my girls) to pipes galore, my dad loved a good collection. My … [Read more...]


Cake Stand Collection and Fun Gift Ideas

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Let them eat cake ... and cookies, and muffins and cupcakes and pie. When it comes to dessert, I don't discriminate but when it comes to my cake stand collection, I'm much more picky. Stay tuned at the end of the post where I've gathered up my favorite fun affiliate gift ideas for everyone on your list!   I had so much … [Read more...]


The Art of Propping – Antique Window Mantel

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  I'm a propper. Some may call it lazy but I prefer to think of propping as looking laid back and effortless (plus I don't have to put holes in my walls). Want a quick and easy focal point? Get your notebook and pencil ready because I'm about to share something extremely complicated ... 1) gather up a few of your favorite … [Read more...]


Powder Room Progress – Vintage Clock Collection

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I have a few irrational fears including ... fear of ferris wheels fear of sharks fear of mimes. Well, I'm not really afraid of mimes - they just annoy me.   One fear I obviously don't have is arithmophobia which is the fear of numbers as you can see from my numbered cubbies and completely over the top amount of vintage … [Read more...]


10 Minute Decorating – Displaying Collections Year Round


I love to collect. I'm an equal opportunity collector (I think it started with my mouse figurines when I was a kid).   One of my favorite, no fuss ways to decorate is to arrange a favorite collection together for big impact.   Here are some of my favorite ways to decorate with collections and how I display them differently … [Read more...]


My Summer Kitchen and a 70’s Flashback

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  Are you a little bit country or a little bit rock and roll? I'm having flashbacks to my childhood filled with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and Devil Dogs eaten out of my Donny and Marie lunchbox with matching thermos. Donny was a little bit rock and roll and I was helpless to resist his purple socks? These definitely … [Read more...]


Shelf Styling – Displaying My Favorite Finds

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  While this desk is usually piled high with school forms, cell phones, junk mail, pieces of string, pocket change and whatever else we happen to toss on there when we walk through the door, my open kitchen cubbies are always ready for their close up. Being a self professed hoarder ... I mean collector, I love having a place to show … [Read more...]