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The Collectors: themefragrance’s Birds

Sep 29, 2009

by rikrak

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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 installment in an ongoing series here on The Storque: The Collectors. First presented 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!). Hope you’ll just love this fabulous and vibrant bird collection with the talented themefragrance.

What a wonderful time of year! Sunshiney warm afternoons, beloved sweater-weather evenings, and the vivid colors of summer transforming into those sumptuous autumn hues. For me, it’s nature at its loveliest!

This is also the time in the calendar when I look for ways to bring the outdoors indoors, something I know so many of us universally love about interior design. As we cozy up our homes and indoor spaces, this month’s gorgeous bird collection brings the joy of the vibrant woodlands and the spirit of natural history alive inside. Here’s a wonderful collection interview to inspire us.

 


Who (are you?): Elizabeth of themefragrance
What (are you collecting?): Bird objects 

When (did you start?): Five years ago
How (many do you have?): Lost count!
Where (do you find them?): Antique stores, gifts, Etsy.
Where (do you keep them?): I live in an old brick house in Brooklyn that has six mantelpieces, and I rotate all my collections on them.

What (piece would you like to add?): Bird prints from Etsy shops (so far I’ve collected prints by geninne and mincingmockingbird)
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Why (do you love them?): You can’t have too many! The variety keeps you going! 

Which (one is your favorite?): My lovebird, Buddha (the real one).
What (else do you collect): Antique doll parts, typography blocks, hands, old magazines, perfume bottles, postcards, children’s books.

Like the modern perfumer she is, I love the way Elizabeth’s collection so aptly mixes design and modern handicraft with the natural world. Aren’t the rich and variegated hues of these lovely birds just gorgeous atop the classic white mantles of her brick home? Elizabeth’s brilliant use of color and hand-picked historical elements brings nature indoors not only with her beloved bird collection, but also in her delightfully vibrant shop. Like the splashes of antique history in her collection, Elizabeth’s work builds on the traditional to craft fresh, modern perfumes with enticing organic scents. I just adore her integration of nature in her collections, both in her home and in her shop. Thanks so much for sharing with us, Elizabeth!

What do you collect? I’d love to hear! Please post in the comments below!
And have a most colorful, vivid day, nicies!

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Macrame Owl Necklace - Lemon
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Owl Earrings BUY 3 GET 1 FREE
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little birds salt and pepper set
little birds salt and pepper set
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I Heart Hoots -- Rainbow Owls Banner
I Heart Hoots -- Rainbow Owls Banner
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Purple Dress with dusty pink applique - Swan-S\/M\/L
Purple Dress with dusty pink applique - Swan-S\/M\/L
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The sparrow at my windowsill. A vintage perched bird necklace. Bits of folk collection.
The sparrow at my windowsill. A vintage perched bird necklace. Bits of folk collection.
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The Illustrated Owl  Brooch ----- 'Orange'
The Illustrated Owl Brooch ----- 'Orange'
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He Thinks My Sudden And Terrifying Mood Swings Are Kinda Cute - 8 x 10 ART PRINT
He Thinks My Sudden And Terrifying Mood Swings Are Kinda Cute - 8 x 10 ART PRINT
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SALE vintage 70s BIRDS DRESS. brown and black. semi sheer m\/l
SALE vintage 70s BIRDS DRESS. brown and black. semi sheer m\/l
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American Folk Rooster of Muslin
American Folk Rooster of Muslin
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Hippy Vintage Wooden Owl Napkin Holder from Pudding
Hippy Vintage Wooden Owl Napkin Holder from Pudding
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172 comments

  • jewelrybyjackie

    jewelrybyjackie said 6 years ago

    What a sweet collection!

  • spacejam

    spacejam said 6 years ago

    very sweer =)) I have quite some cute vintage owls and birds - have a look!

  • blackbirdtees

    blackbirdtees said 6 years ago

    I can't think of a more lovely thing to collect ;)

  • bylynnkrestel

    bylynnkrestel said 6 years ago

    don't get me started!! i love vintage birdies and chickens!!

  • BululuStudio

    BululuStudio said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful collection. Congrats RikRak for the article.

  • bylynnkrestel

    bylynnkrestel said 6 years ago

    somebody already beat me to the salt and pepper shakers by 5gardenias!! : (

  • vivikas

    vivikas said 6 years ago

    Pretty Owls!!

  • VintageEye

    VintageEye said 6 years ago

    lovely birdy stuff!

  • BluLima

    BluLima said 6 years ago

    Tweet Tweet!

  • chapulin

    chapulin said 6 years ago

    Lovely collection! Great article. Love the SeaUnicorn necklace!

  • postroadvintage

    postroadvintage said 6 years ago

    I am LOVING all those pictures of the bird collections.. time to start working on my own :)

  • foofoogal

    foofoogal said 6 years ago

    I started as a collector and am still a collector first and foremost. Nice collection there. Education to collecting is key. Once upon a time parents encouraged collecting to their children. It needs to be a big thing again. Doesn't have to be expensive. I started collecting post cards at 8 and TV guides. My brother collected marbles. With time the collection will grow and the fun is finding the new find. I would like to see collector clubs started on Etsy. This is a start. I am so happy to see this series. Collector forever, antique dealer since 1996 and online since 2002. I have seen so many unique collections but am always still amazed.

  • JoyandWhimsy

    JoyandWhimsy said 6 years ago

    Thanks for doing this birds piece. Love bird art, collect it, sell it, and wish to list a rare Audbuon scarf soon. GOLDFINCHES GLASS ART: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29950564

  • HoneysuckleLane

    HoneysuckleLane said 6 years ago

    Nice collection! I collect lots, but my faves right now are birds, nests (abandoned or blown out of trees), apothecary jars, white and aqua pottery, and antique pincushions.

  • redyellowandblueink

    redyellowandblueink said 6 years ago

    oh this is such a special article-I really needed this right now. I became a bird lover a few years ago, began to design and build my own bird feeders, and from that began collecting old and vintage traffic lenses making bird feeders out of them-all my loves wrapped up in one-love of the primary colors red, yellow and blue; love of birds; and love of the environment through providing feeders of upcycled materials and donating to conservation groups I admire. So that is my most recent collecting, but have been a lifelong collector of a variety of things. thanks again for this lovely article.

  • redyellowandblueink

    redyellowandblueink said 6 years ago

    oh ya-JoyandWhimsy, I just looked at your goldfinches-sooo sweet.

  • foamywader

    foamywader said 6 years ago

    Yay owls!

  • CraftCasserole

    CraftCasserole said 6 years ago

    I love your collection! This series is right up my alley :)

  • nickandnessies

    nickandnessies said 6 years ago

    Owls are so cute!

  • tootsweethandbags

    tootsweethandbags said 6 years ago

    i like all the owls

  • alexkeller

    alexkeller said 6 years ago

    i just realized that i have a bird collection, including 2 bird cages. i never put it together! ha!

  • mykonos

    mykonos said 6 years ago

    I love owls!!

  • thepuddingstorevint

    thepuddingstorevint said 6 years ago

    Lovely birds....thank you so much for including us! Love!

  • yeahhello

    yeahhello said 6 years ago

    I'm all about the owls :)

  • themefragrance

    themefragrance said 6 years ago

    thank you rikrak and storque! themefragrance.etsy.com

  • LuttrellStudio

    LuttrellStudio said 6 years ago

    Fabulous job rikrak! I love peeking into other peoples collections also....there are so many pieces that have their own history and personal stories!

  • slinkymalinkicat

    slinkymalinkicat said 6 years ago

    I love this collection! Really gorgeous!

  • nat1489

    nat1489 said 6 years ago

    I love seaunicorn's necklace! Great picks!

  • deetsy

    deetsy said 6 years ago

    lovely collections, and the presentation is wonderful!!

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 6 years ago

    Beautiful collection! My mom has a great rooster collection as well. Those owls are amazing!

  • franticmeerkat

    franticmeerkat said 6 years ago

    I love the mincingmockingbird!

  • minouette

    minouette said 6 years ago

    Another great article rikrak! Somehow, I have more vintage bird items than I can count. I don't know how this happened. ;)

  • WoodPigeon

    WoodPigeon said 6 years ago

    Love the collection :)

  • BabbidgePatch

    BabbidgePatch said 6 years ago

    love the collection featured ~ I collect: vintage star wars, thimbles, yarn....

  • MilkGlassVintage

    MilkGlassVintage said 6 years ago

    Wonderful story -- great photos -- I love it!

  • cottonbirddesigns

    cottonbirddesigns said 6 years ago

    Great article and beautiful collection!

  • atomicblue

    atomicblue said 6 years ago

    googoolee (above) I think we've been spammed....oh my. Great piece. I'm a total collector! I collect vintage beaded purses, but only in white. My husband collects vintage flashlights, he must have 40+ and growing... I have a bunch of other stuff, like vintage sewing items. All in storage, which we get to go through soon. I am so excited. It's the curse of going from a 1,300 sq ft home to a 650 sq ft!

  • HandKnitHugs

    HandKnitHugs said 6 years ago

    Such a wonderful thing to collect, beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing.

  • shavingkitsuppplies

    shavingkitsuppplies said 6 years ago

    So in love with the gorgeous TTV photographs...the mood they evoke just perfectly captures the quirky charm of the collection. Great job!

  • pinkytoeclothing

    pinkytoeclothing said 6 years ago

    What a great collection, the birds are wonderful :)

  • SurrenderDorothy

    SurrenderDorothy said 6 years ago

    Awesome picks!

  • momerath

    momerath said 6 years ago

    Lovely. What a collection! My grandmother would love those. I collect women's passports. Only those from the 1950s and earlier, and only ones with photographs. My own passport has always been a prized possession; it represents freedom, possibility, adventure. It's intriguing to hold in my hands something that another woman kept close to her, something that brought her through an adventure. I like imagining why these women were traveling at a time when women weren't "supposed" to go gallivanting about, certainly not alone. Their passports give tantalizing hints.

  • hellobrowneyes

    hellobrowneyes said 6 years ago

    aww I love this. I have so so many owls and birds that I've collected over the years from different antique shops and flea markets. There's just something about them that makes me feel so happy.

  • fiveforty

    fiveforty said 6 years ago

    Love this article on the wonderful collection of birds!

  • pitoreskni

    pitoreskni said 6 years ago

    That purple swan dress by ZoeChen is awesome.

  • ovgilliesdesigns

    ovgilliesdesigns said 6 years ago

    Wow! Great finds!

  • amoronia

    amoronia said 6 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • 1AEON

    1AEON said 6 years ago

    haha! sweet owls:) ClutteredWithCute

  • HibouCards

    HibouCards said 6 years ago

    Owls Owls Owls.... I love owls and make a lot of them :) Thanks for this article, what a cute collection of items too! Check it out: plush, framed feltscapes, cards... http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31742636 http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27968274 Enjoy!

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 6 years ago

    it's great to see etsy providing a community for collectors. i buy both handmade and vintage so etsy really covers everything that i love :)

  • VixVintage

    VixVintage said 6 years ago

    How pretty, the collections and the vignettes are works of art! funny I just posted some bird jewelry in my shop.

  • timesandchimes

    timesandchimes said 6 years ago

    I wish I'd gotten here before the little bird salt and pepper shakers were snatched up! Darn! Great birds! Love them all!

  • corrnucopia

    corrnucopia said 6 years ago

    Lovely Birds!

  • RetroGlamorous

    RetroGlamorous said 6 years ago

    LOVELOVELOVE Birdies!!!

  • DalkullanJewelry

    DalkullanJewelry said 6 years ago

    Wonderful article RikRak! Lovely picks, especially like the birdies salt and pepper shakers.

  • kittyanydots

    kittyanydots said 6 years ago

    thanks for including my roosters! :D such a fun collection!

  • CavemanPottery

    CavemanPottery said 6 years ago

    We love birds too, especially Roosters! That is what we collect. You should come by and check out our roosters. We would love to be a part of your collection!

  • feltalicious

    feltalicious said 6 years ago

    Great article and everything is lovely.

  • eclipse

    eclipse said 6 years ago

    What a great idea for a new series! I always love seeing what people collect and how they display it. This collection is really nice but the way she has curated and displayed it is exceptionally good. It's like a textbook on how to display your collection the right way! Sometimes people scatter their items too widely around the house and it loses impact, other times they are too cluttered on a dusty shelf and you can't see individual pieces. Many times people have good collections but bad displays. This collection is displayed just perfectly- the items are elevated on different levels to make it more dynamic, they are grouped in a way that adds impact but still lets you see and admire each individual piece. The background is clean and neutral. Everything just POPS! I am about to start decorating my mantel for Halloween, and this is really inspirational for how to arrange & display things. These principles of curation will work for many different types of collections. I can't wait for the upcoming articles in this series!

  • chakrapennywhistle

    chakrapennywhistle said 6 years ago

    Oh! I love your collection! I also collect children's books. Mostly block printed and Maira Kalman who is also a New Yorker :) Great article! Thank you for sharing.

  • LemonTreeStudio

    LemonTreeStudio said 6 years ago

    Oooh, I love this. Birdies are my love...especially little hoots. Great article!!

  • earthexpressions

    earthexpressions said 6 years ago

    Beautiful collection! Love the owls! :)

  • fruitflypie

    fruitflypie said 6 years ago

    I love this collection, so kitsch and cute, Thanks so much for including my owl!

  • hollypaints

    hollypaints said 6 years ago

    This was a hoot! Thanks for sharing!

  • cestmagnifique

    cestmagnifique said 6 years ago

    I collect all sorts of things too! I love the little vintage chalkware dogs, old metal ashtrays shaped like the states, cute little ceramic animals with big eyes, etc., etc.!!

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu said 6 years ago

    Lovely article!! I really like the birdie collections. I love to collect fabric. I carry them with me for 20 years!!

  • KisforCalligraphy

    KisforCalligraphy said 6 years ago

    This is collection is so flippin' amazing! What a great collection of birds! I am completely impressed! Tweet Tweet!

  • emmarts

    emmarts said 6 years ago

    Beautiful!! :-)

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts said 6 years ago

    Very nice!

  • birdie1

    birdie1 said 6 years ago

    I collect birds too! And vintage pottery planters, old flatware, architechtural artifacts and vintage garden tools and vintage tablecloths.

  • suziescards

    suziescards said 6 years ago

    Great article & fabulous collection. How wonderful to find something to collect that makes us smile! I've collected lots of things over the years; roosters at one time. As I look around my home, I see a definite trend. I prefer things with character & I love nautical.

  • cassidycay

    cassidycay said 6 years ago

    What a cool collection. It is like the chic version of my grandparents creepy owl collection that stares down from the mantle with their creepy eyes every Christmas.

  • feltmeupdesigns

    feltmeupdesigns said 6 years ago

    i collect birds too... but only started recently so my collection is now where near as impressive as that! I have two huge Tower of London Ravens that my boyf got me that sit over the dinner table lloking hungry!

  • emmylucy

    emmylucy said 6 years ago

    As you can see, my avatar reflects my own love of birds...and I enjoy collecting them in all forms! Walk through my kitchen and you'll spot wicker circles with wooden chicken heads in three sizes (weird but so cute), a rooster on top of my cupboard that I carried home on the plane from Costa Rica (metal and so colorful), and of course, my little cardboard hummingbird given to me by my youngest daughter so many years ago, it seems. Thanks for this opportunity to reflect on my love of birds.

  • lisaroy

    lisaroy said 6 years ago

    how can you not love little birds! : )

  • 5gardenias

    5gardenias said 6 years ago

    fantastic series and a wonderful collection to launch the series... beautifully done rikrak -- thanks!!!!

  • lavenderrabbit

    lavenderrabbit said 6 years ago

    Love this collection, love the birds! We collect all things bunny (of course) :)

  • macraMe

    macraMe said 6 years ago

    Thank you very much dear rikrak for your friendly article!! Hugs, Mariana and Paula

  • SaintBead

    SaintBead said 6 years ago

    Oh, wow. I LOVE the roosters! If only I didn't live in the 'burbs, I'd have chickens for yard decoration.

  • recycledwares

    recycledwares said 6 years ago

    these bird items are so cute. i started collecting paper mache heads from mexico and japan about 10 years ago. they normally are made as pencil holders, lipstick holders, wall pockets and pincushions. Here is a link to one: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30716323

  • harvesttextiles

    harvesttextiles said 6 years ago

    What a great article rikrak! I'm looking forward to this series. I've got too many collections to list, and it will be fun to get ideas for more.

  • asundrynotion

    asundrynotion said 6 years ago

    Thanks, rikrak! Such a cheerful collection! Perfect for a home with six mantelpieces. I've collected antique & vintage fabrics, lace, sewing notions & all things textile related for so long. Many of my most favorite fabrics are finding their way into my BreadandRoses & BreadandRoses2 shop items. Other I reserve for use in my art quilts.

  • TreeHuggerStudio

    TreeHuggerStudio said 6 years ago

    Beautiful displays!!!

  • TheQuietOwl

    TheQuietOwl said 6 years ago

    Yay for owls!

  • munieca

    munieca said 6 years ago

    Lovely birdies!!!

  • twolefthands

    twolefthands said 6 years ago

    What a wonderful collection! I love macraMe's owls, I have one and it's beautiful!

  • blomma

    blomma said 6 years ago

    YAY! Love that your are writing for the Storque and I love the birds!

  • cherrycreek

    cherrycreek said 6 years ago

    This is one of my favorite Etsy sellers! It is so nice to read more about her. I love the collection, so very colorful! If you haven't tried her fragrances you need to get yourself over there and get something because they are all AWESOME! The only fragrance I wear and I get asked what I'm wearing all the time! Love you Beth!

  • babook

    babook said 6 years ago

    Wonderful choose .... I love all kind of this collection they`re beauty look always : )http://www.babook.etsy.com/

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 6 years ago

    owls r cool......

  • dragonhouseofyuen

    dragonhouseofyuen said 6 years ago

    ooh I love her birds particularly the plasticy ruffled one with the blue beak! I collect rabbits and hares of all sorts, little plastic highly detailed farm and zoo animals at 1/32nd scale, paper scraps of amazing images in my 12 A3 scrap books(kind of like making etsy treasuries before etsy was born!) and a cornucopia of choice porcelain pieces, amazing little treasures of animals and rather alot of other bits and pieces which all have their own rather small storage boxes. Most of my treasures are on display and my 'kitchen' has 6 glass cabinets filled with them amidst 2 plates, 2 forks, 2 knives and 2 bowls! whew!

  • FrillyButts

    FrillyButts said 6 years ago

    I am very excited about this series. Great collection!

  • handstosew

    handstosew said 6 years ago

    I love your collection! I collect Roosters - and I can't get enough!

  • happyfamily

    happyfamily said 6 years ago

    How wonderful! I feel the need to start a bird collection now.

  • ZoeChen

    ZoeChen said 6 years ago

    Mmmm...I should've read more article from storque... What a wonderful article! I just love to see how people collect things, charish them and use them to build up their own castle. Thank you so much, Rickrat. You did a great job!

  • evihan

    evihan said 6 years ago

    I like animals tooo...so many great designs hereee

  • GollyBard

    GollyBard said 6 years ago

    What an amazing collection! I have the glass bird vase too!

  • bytheway

    bytheway said 6 years ago

    Birds are big! I have a rooster lamp that I just love! As far as collecting, I would have to say my fabric stash :)

  • darrinofdavis

    darrinofdavis said 6 years ago

    Great article, great collection. I once drank perfume from an owl perfume jar when I was a young boy...

  • dixieanna

    dixieanna said 6 years ago

    This was really good!! Thank you very much!!!

  • blueskyclouds

    blueskyclouds said 6 years ago

    This was such a beautiful presentation. Love the photos!!!!! I especially loved the owl collection.

  • FerntreeStudio

    FerntreeStudio said 6 years ago

    Love the birds, I had a thing for roosters once. Now I collect water pitchers. Mostly pottery ones, but a few antique silver ones too. They look great all lined up.

  • FerntreeStudio

    FerntreeStudio said 6 years ago

    Ooo...I want this one now! lol http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31046462

  • thewonderlandstudio

    thewonderlandstudio said 6 years ago

    fruitflypie...i'm in love with your shop!!!! can't wait to buy an owl bank from you. lovely!!

  • That70sShoppe

    That70sShoppe said 6 years ago

    Nice article! And most collectors also enjoy the hunt for the perfect item to add to their collections. :-)

  • janeeroberti

    janeeroberti said 6 years ago

    Great collection. I too have a birdy collection -- salt & pepper -- and wish I could have nabbed that Owl Napkin holder form thepuddingstore before someone else bought it!

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 6 years ago

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  • VellumCreations

    VellumCreations said 6 years ago

    I love birds!!!!

  • LittleWhiteDresser

    LittleWhiteDresser said 6 years ago

    I love birds :)

  • SeptemberStars

    SeptemberStars said 6 years ago

    Nice collection photos!

  • steinschmuckdesign

    steinschmuckdesign said 6 years ago

    Fantastic!!!

  • SunflowerHaven

    SunflowerHaven said 6 years ago

    I love your collection! I actually just made a primitive robin and listed it on etsy. I'm getting ready to add a primitive chicken soon. My problem is that I collect too many things, but my pasion is dolls, pumpkins and sunflowers.

  • friedasophie

    friedasophie said 6 years ago

    the vintage birds dress is adorable

  • crossstitchnerd

    crossstitchnerd said 6 years ago

    What a super sweet collection!! Now I don't feel so bad for having a house cluttered full of Fairies...

  • tessiecam

    tessiecam said 6 years ago

    Thank you for such a nice story. I collect too much stuff, but I love it. Vintage jewelry, antique kitchen implements (especially large wooden mortars and pestles), vintage touristy stuff to do with Cape Cod/Plymouth MA/Mayflower, old postcards, vintage Christmas decorations, vintage wood boxes, gardening themed things and old bottles for the porch, transferware, anything else that makes me smile. :)

  • SecondHandNews

    SecondHandNews said 6 years ago

    What a fantastic article! Great pics. And the photography is phenomenal. Nicely Done

  • artwithallie

    artwithallie said 6 years ago

    Great article and idea!! I too love seeing and reading about other people's collections. I'm definitely keen to see more.

  • patspottery

    patspottery said 6 years ago

    My mother collected birds. She would have loved this:>)

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField said 6 years ago

    I also collect birds. They are right at the entrance of my home so it's the first thing I see when I open the door. rikrak you have a very nice blog! (i hearted your shop way back in the day) :)))

  • LaBellaAmour

    LaBellaAmour said 6 years ago

    cute vintage birds! adorable ;)

  • revelry

    revelry said 6 years ago

    I have an extreme fascination with cameras, both old and new. And it doesn't matter to me whether they work or not. Just geeky eye candy for me on the shelf. I love the old poultry sign in the first pic!

  • soule

    soule said 6 years ago

    awww.... I like little birds!

  • anadiazarte

    anadiazarte said 6 years ago

    Very Cute!

  • susanclare

    susanclare said 6 years ago

    I collect beads! I have a personal collection of over 200,000 beads..large,small,glass,metal,plastic,vintage, tribal,trade,African, round, bumpy, square - anything with a hole in it that can be threaded or linked! I come home from a hard day's work and play with my beads. Susan :)

  • jpstyle

    jpstyle said 6 years ago

    lovely!

  • theferngate

    theferngate said 6 years ago

    Cool!!

  • SerendipityVintage

    SerendipityVintage said 6 years ago

    Vindicated! I've been feeling like I collect too much...vintage sewing patterns, craft books, beauty books, sheet music, buttons, fabric, textiles...but I see I'm not alone! And I really LOVE owls!

  • Exlibrisstudio

    Exlibrisstudio said 6 years ago

    Very interesting & what a beautiful collection, love the owls!

  • LittleCritters00

    LittleCritters00 said 6 years ago

    awwwwwwwww

  • wristielove

    wristielove said 6 years ago

    my friends and i have an unofficial group called packrats anonymous. we live for collectiong. thx rikrak!

  • BLUERAINBOW

    BLUERAINBOW said 6 years ago

    lovely..

  • Bluebrooch

    Bluebrooch said 6 years ago

    I think I collect scarves/pashminas/saris.... i have loads and love to wear them & have a huge lot from Turkey,India,Zanzibar and and and.... Tx for the great article

  • quiltwork

    quiltwork said 6 years ago

    I love collecting textiles from all over the world. I add them to my own creations (I specialize in art quilts). Since there are so many different textiles, I collect the ones that picture trees. For the bird collectors - I am running a giveaway for a free artwork which shows a mermaid and a crow. If interested, please visit my blog at http://quilt--works.blogspot.com/2009/10/original-artwork-giveaway-october.html

  • babyanimals

    babyanimals said 6 years ago

    I love these arrangements. Just beautiful!

  • birdylove22

    birdylove22 said 6 years ago

    I absolutely adore birds, and this collection, very inspiring! xoxo

  • modlover66

    modlover66 said 6 years ago

    I collect so many different things. I love owls, dolls, salt and pepper shakers, and more. I have a really cute vintage Avon owl bottle on my blog if anyone wants to look http://madeleineellis.com/vintage-avon-containers/

  • Carlottavaldes

    Carlottavaldes said 6 years ago

    Love it! Yolanda

  • Carlottavaldes

    Carlottavaldes said 6 years ago

    I think I should make some Owl stuff! http://carlottavaldes.etsy.com

  • squidart

    squidart said 6 years ago

    I have a small, sick obsession with birds. Necklaces, prints, decor, it doesn't matter. If it has a bird on it, I am drawn to it! Loved the article!

  • nicework

    nicework said 6 years ago

    Wonderful, inspiring collection, particularly the bird vase. I collect vintage fabric, I also love birds, so finding vintage fabric with birds on is a dream-come-true for me, I'm always on the look-out.

  • MetroGypsy

    MetroGypsy said 6 years ago

    Very lovely!

  • FascinatingHobbies

    FascinatingHobbies said 6 years ago

    Hi everybody, sorry I am late to discover this nice collection very interesting and colourful which gives happyness in life. Congratulation for your choice even if I am not collecting birds, its always good to see how people are displaying and to know their collections, mines since a long time ago are :postcards, hands in jewelry, from all of the world fast food papers and toys.....and plenty more.... I will come back very often to this collector section and am wishing you all a very lucky day, good health, regards

  • snollygosters

    snollygosters said 6 years ago

    Loveing this! So fun and inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

  • vistahsoap

    vistahsoap said 6 years ago

    I'm late to reply... I loved reading about the bird collection! My family collects everything Jeep! From ride on toys to music boxes and tree ornaments. I personally collect bath tub shaped soap dished and vintage - out of business soap labels.

  • kirstenfrancis

    kirstenfrancis said 6 years ago

    Delightful and inspiring.

  • rebeccasanchez

    rebeccasanchez said 6 years ago

    Beautiful photos!

  • PoetryAndCloth

    PoetryAndCloth said 6 years ago

    Oh birds, my favourite!

  • pennyzw

    pennyzw said 6 years ago

    I also love birds - prints, pottery, fabric, etc. and have a little chicken collection in my kitchen - with a few large cement roosters tending to my garden. love the article!

  • PressOnSister

    PressOnSister said 6 years ago

    I collect stuffed toys that have seen better days--the ones that you know probably won't find a new home, or have some other quirk that makes them undesirable to the modern child. I love those quirky old toys!

  • TheIDconnection

    TheIDconnection said 6 years ago

    Cute Stuff - Love it! TheIDConnection Super Cool !

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