Developing a collection of anything can be quite fun. The joy of the hunt for particular items. The excitement of finding a piece to add to your collection can be addictive. Then the satisfaction of displaying for enjoying your collection makes the effort worthwhile. One of my favorite collections is white pottery. I love white dishes, vases, bowls, sugar and creamer sets, etc. The contrast of the white and the painted or darker background is just beautiful. Sometimes the intricate detail or the curves of a piece really speaks to my creative side. I have purchased my collection online, in stores (for example Horchow, Dillards, Mikasa, and Tuesday Morning), antique shops, Goodwill, and many more. You would be surprised where you can find additional pieces for you collection. Here are a few pictures of my favorite pieces in my collection.
Items in a collection do not have to be perfectly matched. In the picture above, the sugar bowls, a creamer, and gravy boats are partnered based on the color.
In this photo, I mixed two collections, white pottery and brown transfer ware. (I LOVE brown transfer ware, too.)
The only don’t in a collection is to not over do it. Too much of a good thing, can sometimes look messy. I have bought pieces that I later donated to Goodwill. I keep my absolute favorites. The main idea is to have fun with your collection. Happy collecting!