If you've ever taken a moment or two to shift your eyes ever-so-slightly to the right and have a read over my quick-bio, you'll know one of my favorite things in the world (after Junior Mints but before movies about weird hill people) is having a collection of jars/bowls/dishes around me at all times. Good God I can't keep my hands off of them. I'm a big fan of vintage shopping and it seems that no matter what I wander into a musty old shop for, I invariably leave with a paper bag of milk glass dishes rustling in newspaper wrapping.
I stash them everywhere around the house and use them to store tiny necessities. Here's a little inspiration from me to you, just to fuel your own dish-ddiction.
I keep a small milk glass bowl and ex-creamer pitcher on my desk for easy access to my favorite lip balm and most-loved pens (Le Pen, can't go wrong). P.S. I'm so enamored with these "is the new black" pencils, I haven't had the heart to sharpen them.
In my bedroom, little dishes and antique mirrored platters add a sweet touch to my jewelry/perfume storage. The ultimate find? The above chicken dish scavenged from an antiques mall in my hometown which keeps my daily wears safe at night.
On my beloved bar cart, my glass apothecary jar hosts red-and-white striped straws, a tiny red Pyrex rectangle has playing cards at the ready for impromptu games, and I have a few of my favorite bottles out just for fun. Because what the hell is a collection for if you can't just-for-fun display the goods?
Are you an accumulator of favorite pieces? What are your favorite things to collect, and how do you display them? I'd love to hear...I could always use another addiction :)