Photo by: Laurey W. Glenn, Styling by: Anne Turner Carroll
Rather than assembling a new collection from scratch, turn to what you already own. Think about your particular interests to get started. Foodies, open your cabinets. Music lovers, gather your ticket stubs. Fashionistas, examine your closets. Once you’ve found your collection, create a vibrant display with an interesting grouping. It’s a great way to fill an empty bookcase, but look beyond the obvious for an unexpected focal point. Collections are one instance when things are better in bulk, so hit flea markets and antiques shows for fun additions. Remember to keep order in your display so no one will mistake abundance for sloppiness.
Start your own collection by shopping a few of our favorite flea markets and antiques shows