Doug and I bought our home in 2010. It was the height of the blogger craze. Everywhere you looked everyone had the same sea urchin on their coffee table and Ampersand print on their gallery wall. Somewhere along the way, every one's house started to look the exact same.
I am working on a major house cleanse. As I gather up all of my knick knacks from Home Goods, I have had some time to think about things that really make me happy in my home.
The best way to add a little authenticity to your home is with collections. I have always had a thing for old family photos. I consider the originals art and put them all over my house. It might be hard to convince your family to let them go, but why leave them in an old album or a shoebox when you could fill a hallway.
|It makes a huge impact when you display your collection together.|
I love vintage china. I mix estate sale finds with my wedding china. I have found full sets at estate sales for $45. It is not about filling your house with expensive things, but hunting things you love.
|My wedding china mixed with a royal blue set I found at an estate sale.|
So what do you collect?