Displaying Collections...

This past week I have been hard at work getting ready for a garage sale!  It's time to clean some stuff out and de-clutter a little.  I have a few things I like to collect, but tend to spread them out in my decorating, so often it doesn't even seem like a collection.  Lately, I have been gathering my pieces together and displaying them more like artwork.  I have quite a few picnic baskets...


I love how they look now, 
stacked in a small space between two doors.



They really make a statement now, and actually de-cluttered many other areas of the house.


My breadboard collection was tweaked a little this week, too.  I brought in a wicker plant stand from the porch and used it to hold my breadboards, and I am putting silver trays in there, too.  It keeps things organized, yet makes a pretty display, as well.





collections- Itsy Bits And Pieces

It is big enough to hold trays, too...

  
You might remember some of the other collections I've been gathering to display as artwork...











What collections do you display?


Until next time...I'll be hoping for good weather and lots of shoppers at the garage sale!


28 comments

  1. Are you having a garage sale??? If so, could you email me with the details and maybe I can make it..
    Loving my huge basket like yours.
    warmly,
    deb

    ReplyDelete
  2. I have many of these collections too! I'm going to share this on my FB page. Love your ideas.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love your collections grouped together. I have a few collections, mostly pottery but I need to group some others together and display them! Fun!

    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  4. I really love the picnic baskets---they all seem to be in good condition, too. (have you ever priced a new one? Shudder!). I like the bread boards also but I would use them more than collect them. I don't really collect any one thing---I'm sort of scattered and have what I want. I am always reluctant to have a garage sale here, I don't want my neighbors to have privy to the things I own---those things say a lot and I'm a bit reserved!! I would and should bring some stuff to the lake where I wouldn't mind.

    Thanks for your visits, Linda...you're great.

    Jane x

    ReplyDelete
  5. You have so many LOVELY things Linda :) You also have such wonderful taste and put it beautiful together !

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love seeing your collections.... I just love how you put things together and having a collection of things does seem to have more impact and it's interesting to see different versions of the same thing. Thank you for sharing :)

    I put all my crochet hooks (!) in an old jar and I love how they all look. There not old or anything but they are just kind of cute! A little weird?

    Karen x

    ReplyDelete
  7. You have so many wonderful collections, Linda, and I'm impressed with the ways you've thought of to group them together. The wicker plant stand is genius for holding your bread boards and trays, and there's even room below for another collection. I hope you have a successful garage sale!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love all your collections Linda especially all your bread boards. Those are so awesome. Have a great start to the new week.
    Kris

    ReplyDelete
  9. Those bread boards are AMAZING! I was just thinking I need to start collecting those so I could put some in my plate rack!

    Happy day friend!
    karianne

    ReplyDelete
  10. You definitely have enough for a shop! I thought I had a lot of bread boards...I have three...love how you have curated them into proper collections ...

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love stacks and I don't consider that clutter. Love your displays. The baskets are great as well as the cutting boards. I love a yard sale. Nothing like it to add to the clutter.

    ReplyDelete
  12. If only I would live close by you, I would be the first in line!!! I love picnic baskets!!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Everything is SO FUN. I especially like the picnic baskets and the globes. I have people in subs south & west of Twin Cities i.e. Eagan/Bllomington. If you're close, let me know.

    ReplyDelete
  14. They all look awesome Linda, love the yardsticks in that basket!! Collections? OMG where would I start! White ironstone, vintage oil paintings, anything to do with sewing, vintage crochet...etc....I think I have a bad case of collecting but it's so much fun!!! And I do try to display most of it...no one is allowed in my house tho as they would wonder about me :)
    So tempted to ask about your garage sale...maybe send me an email just in case because I have a hunch it will be a good one!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Linda, I love the way you have displayed your picnic baskets, bread boards and yardsticks. Your collections look great!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Love the ways you are displaying your collections now, Linda! The picnic baskets are so striking all stacked up. I love, love, love the way you display your globes!! I collect vintage kitchen tools with red handles, crocks, antique irons, and tea cups. Each small collection is grouped together. It's such fun to remember where I discovered each little treasure! Hope your garage sale is a huge success! ♡Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love all of your collections and the way you are displaying them, Linda - especially the yardsticks and globes!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I didn't realize how many collections you had. I like your breadboards and the dog prints.

    ReplyDelete
  19. OMG love those picnic baskets. It is indeed a beautiful statement the way you stack them all, looks awesome!!! Love also your globes. :)
    Does collecting handbags and shoes count??? LOL I have them all display in my closet. :)
    I started a new collection recently " will maybe be sharing it on the blog in the near future" an super cute eraser collection but I keep it well organized in a box. :)
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog, it means a lot!
    http://claudiapersi.blogspot.ca

    ReplyDelete
  20. Wow, what an impact your collections make when grouped together like this. I'd love to come over and shop your garage sale! I need to have one myself, but I'm dreading the whole process. Love your collections, Linda.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I'm like you, scatter stuff and it looks so much nicer grouped. So I'll bring my two picnic baskets to your house, my 5 breadboards, two globes, and 6 yardsticks.

    ReplyDelete
  22. I love it all ! I also have my old picnic baskets stacked. Use them for storage. Gives me a good excuse to buy more. I haven't reached the ceiling , yet ! ha! Yours looks awesome by the door ! I love the old yardsticks ... I'm working on a collection of them, too. HOWEVER, the GLOBES! GAH! Love how you have displayed them and love them! On my wish list to find some that are vintage. The breadboards in the basket is lovely. I love how you display everything! I wish I could attend your sale .... I'm sure it's filled with all kinds of vintage fun!

    ReplyDelete
  23. You have so many beautiful things, Linda, and such good ideas for displaying them. The picnic baskets are AMAZING.
    Amalia
    xo

    ReplyDelete
  24. So love your bread board collection! I'm still searching for a large round one with a handle for my own collection. Maybe I'll find one at tomorrows flea market.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Great displays, Linda. Bread boards are a new one for me; I have mine stacked on top of an antique, glass front cupboard in my kitchen. It makes me very happy. I've also got green glass lining the window sill over my kitchen sink. It looks lovely when the sun shines through :)

    ReplyDelete
  26. Great displays, Linda. Bread boards are a new one for me; I have mine stacked on top of an antique, glass front cupboard in my kitchen. It makes me very happy. I've also got green glass lining the window sill over my kitchen sink. It looks lovely when the sun shines through :)

    ReplyDelete
  27. Wow What great collections! I love the picnic baskets and bread boards. Grouping them all together sure make a big statement! Great job Linda, I have had fun catching up on your blog!

    Carol

    ReplyDelete
  28. You have some great collections. I especially like the picnic basket and bread board collections. You are very clever!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I love hearing from you and always enjoy reading your comments!