I just love seeing what folks are collecting. I guess I feel it tells us just a little bit about what inspires them, what they love, and what they choose to surround themselves with in their homes. Today, I’m delighted to present the next in an ongoing series here on the Etsy Blog: The Collectors. First published on my own little blog, the rikrak studio, it’s 11 and a half quick questions with a wonderful artist on what they’re collecting (apart from their art supplies!).
Alrighty! Let’s see a show of hands: who’s ready for summer? I sure am! All that warm summer light filling our days and nights with vivid, explosive colour is just my thing.
Today’s collection celebrates and captures the beauty of that sunshine and the magic of bold summertime colors: it’s Gulf Coast Cottage PDF’s fabulous glass paperweights.
Who (are you): Jen G. of GulfCoastCottagePDF
What (are you collecting): Glass paperweights.
When (did you start): I was about 14.
How (many do you have): I now have about 19.
Where (do you find them): Thrift / Antique Stores — or gifts.
Where (do you keep them): In a window between my kitchen and dining room to catch the light!
What (‘s an interesting story behind one): My first paperweight was given to me by a close family friend, who is no longer with us. It came from her personal collection.
What (piece would you like to add): Interesting or unique paperweights, different from those I have.
Why (do you love them): The colors — they’re eye candy!
Which (one is your favorite) & why: My hourglass shaped one — the one that started it all.
What (else do you collect): Vintage mermaids, salt and pepper shakers and vintage elves.
Wonderful, thanks so much Jen! Be sure to visit the lovely Gulf Coast Cottage PDF shop filled with colorful and crafty ideas to inspire endless summer handmaking fun all year round.
Now let’s open a window and let that sunshine in. Or better yet — see you outside!
How about you? What do you collect? I’d love to hear, please post in the comments below.