It is said that three of something makes a collection. So what does having 18 of something make? ... It makes me a fearless collector! Are you one, too?
I am a firm believer that you can never have too much of anything, as long as it is something you are truly passionate about. But I also believe that larger collections should be displayed in an orderly way. If not, they can be overwhelming. To avoid that problem with my 18 picnic tins, I placed them on a long shelf high on the wall of my studio. I love how they look up there!
As you know, I also love to collect soap powder holders. The one shown above was found just last week. Isn't it adorable?
The rest of my rustic collection resides in my studio on a narrow green shelf from my former tea room. Perfect!
Even though I am happy with how a collection is displayed, the thrill of the hunt can take over and I often buy even more of these favorite pieces. Not a problem, as it keeps my collection fresh and allows me to pass others along to patrons of my Etsy shop.
The array of soap holders, above, are past and present Etsy shop items. Aren't they wonderful? Good thing I like to share, or our sweet little cottage would soon be filled up.