I am not much of a collector, unless you consider buying shoes and make-up collecting. There are several things that I really like and tend to buy a lot of, but I don't really have a collection of anything that I display in our home.
The one thing that I do sort of collect is peacock ornaments. I have always loved peacocks and over the past few years I have received a few peacock ornaments as gifts, and I have purchased a new one each year. I then display them on a 4 ft. silver Christmas tree each holiday season.
You have probably picked up on this already, but I love mercury glass and tend to buy mercury glass items often. Here are a few things that I have throughout our house that are mercury glass :
|Mercury glass candle holders from a boutique in Fredericksburg|
|West Elm Mercury Glass Vases|
|West Elm Mercury Glass Cityscape Vase|
|Mercury glass decanter from Homegoods & small apothecary jar|
|Mercury glass canister from West Elm and soap dispenser from Dillards|
|Mercury glass large apothecary jar from Homegoods|
Another thing that I love is coffee table books, and I have quite a few. My husband surprised me with two new ones for Christmas, Chanel and House Beautiful books, which I forgot to photograph. I have several fashion, decorating, and music books. Here are a few from my "collection"
I also love mirrored anything (I imagine an eye roll from Jett if he reads this), which is probably why I like mercury glass so much. It has a bit of a mirrored look. Here are a few mirrored pieces in our home from hanging mirrors to mirrored side tables:
|Mirror in master bedroom|
|Mirror in guest bedroom|
|Mirror in entryway|
|Mirror above fireplace in family room|
|Mirrored side table in front seating area|
|Mirrored side tables/coffee table in family room|
|Mirrored side table in guest room|
What are some of your favorite things or "collections?"
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