Early this month, in my monthly “Currently” post, I mentioned what I was collecting.  My answer actually had nothing to do with collections I have around the house but it did start me thinking about all the different “collections” I have had over the years.  Back in the day, I had an apple kitchen (remember when kitchens had themes??) and had quite an apple collection.  At some point or another, I have also collected lighthouses, suncatchers (from vacations), sheep, Boyd’s bears and Longaberger.   I still have some of my baskets (they are hard to even give away!!), one or two of my bears, and I do still have a soft spot for sheep although I don’t buy them too often.  I bought the one in the photo below at Christmas time….a treat to myself:)

One thing that I really do enjoy – as in searching for, buying, displaying, etc – is pitchers!  I just love a sweet pitcher.  All shapes, sizes, and materials.  I do actually use some for them (for holding beverages…) but most of them I display.  And they make my house feel like home.  Just for fun, I thought I would share a few of them.  I struggle taking pictures (hence the reason my blog usually lacks them!) so please excuse the photos and just enjoy the pitchers.

 

This one, obviously, sits in my kitchen.  I love that it is speckled and I like the cute chicken on the front.  My kitchen no longer has “a theme” but, if it did, it would probably be chickens and/or other farm critters.

This small pewterware one sits near our coffee station.  I have it displayed near my grandmother’s recipe box and her recipe book full of handwritten recipes and clippings she collected from magazines.  I love that they are in her handwriting.  Oh, if I could only be half the cook that she was!!

 

This is one of my favorites.  I found it not too long ago at one of our favorite antique malls.  I love this style of pottery.  I’m sure it has a name but I don’t know all those fancy details.  I’m not that kind of a collector.  I just collect what makes my heart smile!

 

This brown one is a pretty color but I also like the tall shape.  Makes it a bit unique from so many others.  One thing I did notice, I really do not like my pitchers empty.  Right after I took this photo, I was headed out to run errands…so I stopped by Hobby Lobby and bought some stems to put in it.  Looks perfect now:)

This is the latest addition to my ( or should I say, our) collection.  My husband has become quite keen at spying the next perfect little pitcher when we are out and about.  He found this one.  Next to that cute little sheep and, well, they make us both smile…which I suppose is what collections are all about.  I’m no great shake of a decorator but we do enjoy adding things/pieces/little treasures – even making collections – that make our decor feel like “home”.

I’m obviously not a photographer and this type of post is way outside my comfort zone.  It has been a bear trying to get the photos in the right place and the paragraphs to be somewhere even close to the correct picture.  My applause and admiration to all you bloggers who regularly include great photos – and all throughout your posts!  What a chore.  But I hope you have admired a little look around.  Have a peace-filled weekend ahead…and let me know if you have any collections – large or small – at home.

6 Replies to “A Bit of a Collection”

  1. I like your collection of pitchers! I have been gifted two of them (one is Longaberger- remember when they had pottery? and one is a very pretty one from Crate & Barrel) but I don’t display them. Your post has me rethinking that ;). I still have quite a few Longaberger baskets- a few are functional and a few I just like. I agree that the most important thing is to have things in your home that bring a smile to your face and make your house feel like home.

    1. I’m glad you still enjoy your baskets! I see so many in thrift stores, consignment stores, and even Goodwill. So many seem to through with their baskets…lol!

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