Wednesday, 9 March 2011


other people's collections
are endlessly fascinating 
don't you think?

i found this exercise book in a french brocante
many years back and i will not part with it
it appeals to the graphic designer deep within
and i am also fascintaed to imagine the person 
who collected and curated 
this mini-museum of matchbox memorabilia

collections have you one or two obsessions?


Heidi said...

Many are you doing empty nest?

Pinecone Camp said...

I wouldn't part with that collection either. Amazing. I can just picture the person gluing in all the match book covers. Love it!

Cari-Jane Hakes said...

pebbles....I have jars and jars of them

Krystal said...

those are really cool!! i'm not sure if i have any specific collections, but I like to collect jewelry? :)

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

I'm so envious of French flea markets, they seem much more stylish and full of history than American venues.

Do you have thrift stores in France too? Or is it more flea markets/antique shops?

Anonymous said...

So lovely and colorful. Reminds me of childhood. Very sweet. xox Alexandra

Andrea said...

Mainly books, hundreds and hundreds...but lots of mini collections, cup and saucers, miniature etchings, miniature books...miniature bowls.

Kickcan and Conkers said...

What a find, you must keep it.
I went through a jug collecting stage, had them all on display in the kitchen. I've taken them down now but just can't part with them.

Lisa Daria said...

I have a small collection of antique, handwritten poems - and ten years of ledgers from a general store in New Hampshire - fascinating. . . I saw an art show of a collection of shopping lists found by the artist - also very interesting - what is it about this sort of thing?!

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