Saturday, March 23, 2013

Collecting Things

 About a week ago I received an email from my very creative and talented friend, Jane Dagmi.  She an accomplished writer as well as a fellow collector of wonderful things. She was doing an article about unusual collections for the online magazine, Glo, and wanted to know if I could send some shots of one of my collections.

I have been selling off lots of things that I have collected over the years on my Etsy shop, so at first I was stumped as to what to send. Then I remembered the houses, my most favorite things ever.

As is almost always the case, the collection started by accident. The little green and brown one, an old architects model, was the first one. My husband Tom and I saw it in an antique shop and it was way more than we could afford at the time. We walked around for about an hour talking about it and finally went back and got it. We found the needlepoint houses in Black Mountain, NC; someone's mother made them and we hated to break up the trio. The train station model was a gift and so it goes. 

The next thing you know there was a collection happening. 

Hop on over to Glo and check out the other collections. It is interesting to see how people have displayed their obsessions. As you will see, our little houses are in great company. Matthew Mead, Christine Hoffman, Trey Speegle and Cheryl Maeder are just a few of the collectors included in the mix.

Here are a few more photos of the houses. The one with the red roof is my favorite - how about you?

1 comment:

  1. hi paula! you guys ALWAYS have the best collections. i love the red roof one too... so darn cute. i'm heading over to see the post! happy spring! xox...jenn