Home of Alex Papachristidis Courtesy of New York Social Diary
We all have collections we enjoy....they represent travels, maybe milestones in life, gifts or personal indulgences.
It is how we decide to display them to the world that can reveal a little about our personalities.
Some collections can be displayed simply in utilitarian fashion.
House and Garden UK edition
They can be treated as art on a wall....
And then there are books....I have them everywhere!
..and I want MORE! Look at these "carved" books by artist Brian Dettmer.
So tedious, so tactile.....they are mini sculptures!
I love odd, unusual examples of art...
How clever would you be with these on your shelves?... vellum......ummmmm.....bespoke vellum books..these actually create an elaborate scene when stacked together.
E. Lawrence, Ltd. produces bespoke vellum and leather books covered in script....
and sets of different heights in bold colors with calligraphy accents.....
This set is classic vellum....with engraved designs. Still craving more books? Check out French-Kissed blog post on vellum books. Jermaine has a wonderful eye and her blog is a treat every week!
Brad Ford home...photo courtesy of New York Social Diary
So, how do you display your collections? Do you group them together? Treat them as art in your home?
Do your collections make you smile when you see them on your tabletops?
Photo from Brabourne Farm Blog
Do you treat them as architectural pieces? I love the collection of stacked boxes in the corner of the room.
Look how this collection of old maps was displayed. They were used as wallpaper and framed the panels in the door, not elevated to high art, but treated in a primitive manner.
So, don't "loose your marbles" over worrying how to display your treasures. The point is to enjoy them...don't keep them packed away in boxes...integrate them into your daily life!