A New Home for our Collections
Published on October 13, 2008 :: 2 Comments
Steven and I have collections of stuff. We have a really big and disorganized collection of stuff that we call our home, but within that we actually have some more specific, edited collections. And some of those collections are about to get a new home!
In our bedroom we have had for years an old glass-front cabinet that is truly unattractive in itself, but has served as a somewhat dust-free receptacle for our collections of antique mercury glass and copper lustre, along with a couple of tramp art boxes. (Boy, have I come to appreciate the value of keeping some things behind glass. I love the feel of modern open shelves, but the dust!) However several developments have taken place. Of course we have outgrown the current cabinet - I would like to add my collection of southern pottery to our bedroom, and some other items as well. And (very exciting) Steven painted our bedroom a couple of weeks ago while I was out of town. (What a cool surprise. I felt like I was on an HGTV show.) The fresh new paint is such an incentive to redecorate. And did I mention that the current cabinet is ugly??
Last Saturday we happened upon a sale at an antiques shop going out of business, and along with some great items we hope to re-sell, we purchased two matching black and glass showcases. Two of them! We will literally have twice the display space we have now, along with a marked decrease in ugliness. We are stoked. We pick them up on Wednesday, and I can’t wait to fill them up and take pictures to share here.
I read an article several years ago that advocated really taking the time and energy to make your bedroom nice. There is such a temptation to focus on the public areas of your home and neglect the part no one else spends time in, but I agree with the author that it is a mistake. Steve and I are creating a private space that we can enjoy, and it is good for us. The heck with the living room. Right?