This next collection of mine started out on a whim (which is really the case for most of my collections). I was once leafing through some home décor magazine at the library looking for some inspiration just after moving into our new home. I came upon a page showing a vast collection of majolica plates displayed in a large antique china cabinet. Suddenly envisioning my dining room looking the same with a vintage china with large groupings of Etruscan shell and seaweed pieces; I went home and prowled Ebay and then antique shops hoping to start a collection; later found a couple from Goodwill and Ebay for a good price. But finally conceded they are collector items for the wealthy and I stopped after just about half a dozen pieces. Here is the extent of my collection. They are currently tucked away in a storage cabinet in my basement until I figure out where to diplay them.
I swear I collect things with the most impractical and silliest motivations.
when: I started collecting in 2005 when I moved in to our new home.
where: bought a couple from Ebay, one from an antique mall and a couple from Goodwill.
keeping or selling: keeping and finding a wall to display them.