4.11.08

Well Propped ...

Could this be any more perfect?

Uniform glass jars on those scrumptuous metal shelves and casually filled with matchbooks ...
A big fan of a collection myself - and of course I love the art of propping ...

What do you collect purely for the art of display?

From Phoebe Howard

9 comments:

  1. Love the matchbooks, very unexpected! I'm probably an accidental jewelery box collector, although I do also seem to have a mild obsession with vases even though I never get around to filling them with flowers!

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  2. You know I had a huge collection of matchboxes, from my one year of living in the US many years ago, and I threw them out - now I'm wishing I didn't.
    Now I collect shells - I have at least one in every single room of my house.
    Been lurking around your blog for a while - not only do I love you style, but I enjoy your writing as well - your humour and passion for interiors shines through. I'm going to pop you up as a favourite.

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  3. Funnily enough my collection fetish is glass jars...love these.
    Ness xx

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  4. So beautifully displayed. I have a few beautiful matchboxes I collected while traveling but nothing as stunning as this. But at the moment loving coral and shells & always piles of design books. Amanda x

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  5. these are lovely :) i do a similar display in my workshop too. ribbons, beads, little bits and piecec. glass jars are precious!!!

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  6. 2 collections for me Emm - all the boy's first pair of baby shoes & some might say (unkindly) husbands!
    Millie ^_^

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  7. LOVE this pic! I'm always so intrigued by all the matchbooks out there and always want to take them home, but don't because I just know they'll end up tossed in the garbage. But this is a lovely way to display them!

    Without meaning to, I've started amassing a little collection of colored glassware...but the trouble is I have no place to display them! The only shelving I love is out of my budget for now, so my poor collection lives in the closet until I can show it off properly...

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  8. I love this photo- what a perfect way to display the matchbooks!

    It feels perhaps a little college-like, but I save wine bottles with labels I love.

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  9. My current obsession are the large wine jugs. I can't get enough of them. I always look for them when out at flea markets and antique stores.
    http://alifesdesign.blogspot.com/2008/07/living-with-collections.html

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Happy day dear friends xx