Collections tell a story about a person, couple or family and items that are of meaning should be given a place of value and respect in the home.
I am a collector of glass bottles. I love their history, shape and color. I am also the mother of a two year old and as such most of my glass collection is stored away for obvious reasons.
However, when I bring my collection back out for display I am going to give the bottles a more prominent place in my home after all, they have meaning to me.
- Less is more. If you have a large collection you don't have to put it all out at one time. You can divide the collection in to quarters storing 3/4 and displaying 1/4 - rotating seasonally. This way your display always seems fresh.
- Place your collection in groupings and display them through out your home. If your items are grouped together they seem more important, organized and will be noticed by your guests.
- Small items such as stamps or postcards can be matted, framed and hung on the walls throughout your home. You can add them to a gallery wall or devote a single wall only to these items.