Monday, January 14, 2013

Collecting



Hello Monday!

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend!!

Today's topic is collecting...

I'm curious, what is your current collecting obsession???




I seem to be obsessed with these latte bowls from Anthropologie lately :)

My sweet 11-year-old bought all of us a Christmas present this year {with her own money!}, and she picked out some of the mini latte bowls for me, in the new pale blue color...LOVE!

I liked them so much, I went to the store after Christmas and bought some more for myself :)




I guess I gravitate toward collecting everyday type items...usually vintage, but not always...ironstone dishes, wooden spoons, vintage white pitchers and creamers, French linens...well, you get the picture :))

And having stacks {and stacks} of whatever I'm currently collecting,  simply makes me happy.  I know there are lots of you out there who know what I mean!

So...what are you currently collecting, I'd love to know??!!








Have a great Monday!

Tracey


45 comments:

Elma said...

OH I love collecting to!! Vintage French linens, grain sacks and white ironstone!! So much fun!!! I just wish I had ideas how to display them!!!

Danelle Harvey said...

I LOVE wooden utensils, mismatched SS flatware, and of course, old bowls. I have collected for many, many years... browns, white, yellow ware and green. Love them!!! (You got me looking around our house and notice several collections that I have gathered that I didn't realize....LOL)

anangloinquebec said...

I have always loved collecting sterling silver utensils but as of late I have been collecting white pottery. I would love to have a bigger collection of blue and white pottery but at the same time I just don't have the space. I love your collection.

Pam said...

bonjour tracey! i am also collecting latte bowls here in france! i bring one home with each trip to the flea market..oh do i love them! we are also collecting eiffel towers..i know, i know..so touristy! but my son has quite a collection on his mantle in his bedroom! one more collection during our stay here in paris is coffee table books! with each trip to a museum, attraction, or new country we visit, i buy a book from there and write the date and a bit about our trip.
happy new year to you my friend! xo

Debbie Keady said...

How sweet that your 11 year old daughter knows exactly what you would love! That to me is even more precious than the beautiful pale blue latte bowls. Happy New Year!

chateau chic said...

You have wonderful collections, Tracey. I'm always on the hunt for ironstone and I've had a renewed interest in great enamelware pieces. More recently, I've been on the lookout for breadboards.
Mary Alice

Susan Thomas said...

I have vintage collections of Green handle cookware from the
1930's, Ironstone, Bottle Brush trees, wooden racks and spools and shutters and doors.
My house is almost bulging, but my Etsy shop saves me from bursting at the seams :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Such pretty bowls, Tracey! I'm always looking at white pieces when I'm at the thrift store or a store's dish aisle. I love transferware and would like to get a few more pieces this year. Just bought a creamer off Etsy and found some dishes a couple of weeks ago at Christmas Tree Shop.

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

I would love to have my own collection of ironstone someday. I have one lovely scalloped edged bowl - guess every collection has to start somewhere!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Morning...your photos are sheer eye candy..think we are on the same kick...I have bought more little bowls in the past few months then I even like to think about! I can not pass them by its like an illness..they stop me dead in my tracks!My other love is grain sacks but sadly the price tag is what stops me dead in my tracks with those! Have a good week,x0x0

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

I have the same exact ones! Love them!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

My collection obsession is easy: teacups and teapots.

I also collect bird things, silverplate flatware and scallop shell shaped items.

rusty hinge said...

Hello Tracey! I know exactly what you mean, having stacks is much better! :) I love all those same things...linens, ironstone, and cafe au lait bowls! My latest interest is antique yellowware and ironstone bowls! The more crazed and mottled the better!
Maria

Marsha Williams said...

my latest obsession is vintage keys and key plates. I love them!!!!

Katey said...

I love that your daughter at 11 would know just what you would like. That is a gift in itself. I like way too much stuff and hubby would say I collect everything but actually I only collect vintage/antique sewing items, linens with embroidery work on them, and I may have a thing for vintage wooden Pinocchios.

Diana said...

Hi Tracey, I, too, love collecting ironstone. Especially the old advertising ware with print-but I also have a weakness for pitchers too. I love collecting old grain sacks and dogs as well. All those pieces in my collections make me happy too.

s.duane said...

i've grown quite a collection of ironstone as well! it's so pretty! i hope things are good with you and your family! susan

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Tracey, my daughter and a friend bought the Anthropologie bowls for me for Christmas, not that I collect them but the fact that they were white and went along with other makes of similar style, and knowing it would delight me to have them added to my collection of dishes in all whites.
I feel like I am being entertained with looking at my post, it feels very much like yours, we must have the same passion in the way we look at things, and the way simple beauty moves us.

A beautiful week to you my soulful friend.
Xx
Doré
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Burlap Luxe said...

Ps, Tracey I have that same Anthropologie metal basket, I bought it like 5 years ago here is southern Calif Santa Monica store and have yet tired of it...
I just recently took it outside soaped it up and hosed it down to rid it of years of gathered and collected dust and to remove some of the flaking it does to the rusted droppings on the tile.
I love it when I see someone with something that moved me so, it assures me that I made a choice with purchasing a piece that is admired and loved as much as I love it :)
Have an inspiring week, Happy Monday to you.
Xx
Doré

OhSoVintage said...

I collect lots of things. Vintage - Victorian & Edwardian baby boots and shoes. New - Emma Bridgwater NGS mugs.

411114 said...

can I please please please move in?

I am in love with every single piece!

lots of love,

Anna

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

Love your collection! I have collected Flo Blue China for years, but now enjoy ironstone and of course creamy vintage buttons and lace. Have a great week!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Well, let's see. I collect ironstone, copper, demijohns, vintage olive jars, old bottles, majolica, and more. I was reading your bio and omg you and I are just alike. I am always changing things up around here and have a love for photography, too that I didn't know I had until a couple of years ago when I got my camera, too.

Rita said...

I'm obsessed with red transferware and I'm also an avid collector of china, with teacups and teapots being my fav. both DH and DD can no longer put up with my collections and I guess they are absolutely right in that. I AM a hoarder!!
love your latte bowls and it was so sweet of your daughter to buy them for you as a gift.
rita

PURA VIDA said...

such a beautiful color...I think my baby peep has these dishes

flowerlady464 said...

Love Ironstone...really any white pottery. Somehow when you have stacks of white it doesn't seem overwhelming.Galvanized (tubs,pails, watering cans,farm stuff)great inside and out.New obsession...vintage alarm clocks.

Whimsey Creations said...

Well I used to collect lots of things. But the older I get the less I want - makes it feel chaotic - although don't get me wrong - I love other people's collections and love "stuff"! But right now I don't know that I have more than one of anything that I consider precious. I like really whimsical one of a kind things.

helen tilston said...

How kind of your daughter to give such a generous and welcome gift. I am not collecting but ensuring that I use my best china, waterford crystal and silverware each time we entertain. Many of my friends are reverting to serving on china- the plates are smaller and so elegant.

Have a great week

Hlen xx

The Blue Farmhouse said...

Beautiful photos Tracey and of course, I would love the pale blue colors of these latte bowls. Lately, I've been collecting beautiful and sometimes very ornate frames and transforming them into chalkboards and inspiration boards. Loving it all!

Rita

Jacqueline said...

That is so sweet of your daughter to get you all gifts! I love the light blue color of the bowls. I have a lot of things I like to collect but right now I would love to add to my collection of cake stands...I don't know why but just looking at adorable cake stands makes me happy!!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Those bowls are so pretty! My daughter and son bought me the colorful initialed coffee mugs from anthro for Christmas...love them!
I am on the hunt for ironstone butter pats and brown transferware, just a few pieces to tuck in some vignettes I've been working on!

arielle elise. said...

Absolutely lovely!! I love Anthropologie (especially their kitchen and home decor!) Beautiful photos, as always.

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Simply Bungalow said...

Right now my collecting obsession is ironstone butter pats and leather cased measuring tapes. Not sure what the draw is but they both seems to catch my eye.

Robin said...

Collecting is such fun! Right now I'm into wire baskets, ironstone platters and pitchers, clear glas mason jars with designs on them, and vintgage photos of cars or farmhouses.

Jeanne said...

I fell in love with these little blue bowls too. The color is divine!
xo
jeanne

Leah C said...

Ironstone, keys, and blue mason jars...just a few things I love to collect! Love those latte bowls:)

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

I too, got into these great latte bowls from Anthropologie this holiday season. I used them for gifts with homemade hot cocoa!

KClark Photography said...

I can't pass up ironstone bowls. Something about the weight and sturdy beauty.

Kim

Mystica said...

I've stopped collecting stuff. Now I just enjoy what I have but I do still pick up things if I see something that catches my eye.

vicki archer said...

Collecting... love. love collecting... At the moment I am on the lookout for vintage china and glassware to put in a little house that I am fixing up... Such fun... except I want to keep everything for myself!! Happy weekend Tracey... xv

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8)(8 said...

That's what my daughter gave me for Christmas too! She loves that store. In a few years she will be able to wear the clothes.

Ness Lockyer said...

I just love everything here! It's always a pleasure to see what you have been up too.
Ness xx

Melissa Owczarzak said...

Ironstone, aqua blue mason jars, mirrors, urns...

melissa@ http:www.thetinsel.com