Did you collect things as a child? I can remember really wanting to start a serious collection (of anything) but never quite being passionate enough to stick with it. It was such a normal idea though. Now, I feel that the idea has kind of slipped away as a very antiquated hobby.
Lisa Congdon was an avid collector and even posted a picture each day for a year of her collections. I got to thinking about the fact that subconsciously, I actually have been a collector all of these years. I have a very extensive collection of glassware (almost rivaling another Erin) and am seriously on my way to a (bordering on crazy) vase and vessel collection – which maybe still falls in the glassware category.
All of this to say that maybe the difference between hoarding and being a collector is our treatment of the pieces. Lisa carefully arranged and photographed hers. I keep my glassware lined up and styled on my bar – bringing it out for many a photography session. Our respect and admiration for the pieces is the key here.
Which brings me to ask – Do you collect anything? Do you display it? or have it carefully tucked away?