Collections can be a wonderful way of preserving memories. For many of my South Carolina Interior Design clients, I suggest starting a collection for themselves but also, one for each of their children. While collections are important, displaying the collection artfully is what matters most.
One of my own personal favorite collections is my blue and white porcelain. I have been collecting since I was a child and my collection is quite extensive. I display an enormous amount of the porcelain on my dining room buffet, but I also use my collection when entertaining. I have a lovely giant bowl that I use for salads. I have mini plates that are wonderful when used for dipping oil. I have 12 blue and white salt cellars and an assortment of vases in all shapes and sizes.
My Montahedah “Canton” china collection is blue and white and pairs nicely with cobalt blue glassware to inspire many a lovely and elegant dinner party. I group a lot of the porcelain pieces in three’s and have a little in each and every room in my home.
This year my 26 year old daughter Lorie was married in September. For her ceremony and reception we gathered up my blue and white porcelain collection and had the florist incorporate it into the decorating scheme.
Paired with hot pink oriental lilies it was exquisite and it was meaningful to my daughter who grew up surrounded by my collection. As a special wedding gift I gave her one of my favorite pieces which in turn, started her collection!
Do any of you have great collections and interesting ways to display them? I would love to hear about them or better yet, send me a photo!
In this series, I’ll take you on a little tour of great collections that I have encountered over the years and some wonderful ways to display them! Stay tuned!
Now go have an “It’s So Fabulous Day”!