Accessorizing for the “Normal” Size Home
Not everyone has a huge home with 10-12’ ceilings or lofty 20’ tall great room. I am the master of working with smalls.
There are all kinds of collectors.
- Those who collect the flavor of the moment
- Those who collect for collecting sake and then dump it for the new and improved collection
- Those who inherit and don’t have a clue what to do with this stuff they’ve just acquired
- Those who just don’t know when to say when
- Those who are passionate about the things they collect & study what they collect. These are the satisfied collectors.
Whether you are the first type or the last, it is important to know how to incorporate accessories into your home.
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Yesterday I went to the Lauritzen Gardens Antique Show at our local botanical gardens. This is the 14th year for this show, that sponsors dealers from all over the country. If you love 18th Century it is worth the trip to Omaha in September to experience the best of the best.
My intention is always to spend the day and savor all this show has to offer. Continue reading “Lauritzen Gardens Antique Show”
I was fortunate, I grew up in a home with two very talented parents who loved their home, and loved surrounding themselves with beautiful things; their period was 18th Century.
My parents didn’t have deep pockets. My dad was a traveling chemical salesman, my mom stayed home. They didn’t live in a large or unique home. They lived in a middle class suburban neighborhood developed in the 1960’s.
Continue reading “For the Love of Old: A Well Collected Life”