Collection #10: And more Italian majolica

I’ve already posted about my Italian pitchers and my Italian plates , but my obsession for Italian pottery continues beyond those objects. So I’ve gathered all the rest of my pieces into this random collection and that should conclude the majolica tour of Italy. In my early days of searching all things Italian on eBay,… Continue reading Collection #10: And more Italian majolica

Vintage Children's Books

Collection #9: Vintage Children’s Books

I love vintage children’s books from my vintage childhood (some passed down from my vintage cousins). Who knew my very early fascination with the illustrations from these books would lead me to my adult career—being an art director and working with many talented illustrators, and doing some illustration work myself.   I still treasure the… Continue reading Collection #9: Vintage Children’s Books


Road Trip: Collections Larger Than Mine

Crazy collections span the entire globe—from gnomes in Australia to toilet seats in San Antonio. The Atlas Obscura has put together The Ultimate List of Wonderfully Specific Museums. Put these on your places-to-visit bucket list. I've actually been to the Pencil Museum in England. One down, 83 to go. My post on World Globes may… Continue reading Road Trip: Collections Larger Than Mine

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Collection #5: Antique Picture Frames

Old. Gold. Gaudy. That’s the way I like my antique picture frames. Chips? Dings? Cracks? No problem. I collect for effect, not value. In my living room, I’ve used antique frames to display my artwork. The golden ornamentation and the subject matter of the paintings tie the whole wall together. Each frame is unique and… Continue reading Collection #5: Antique Picture Frames