Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Return to Sender? No Way!

I'm a collector. I love all kinds of collections and when I was a kid, I had A LOT! Seashells, rocks, books, fossils, butterflies, and stamps. I'm sure there were others that I can't think of right now. I loved the hunt and learning everything I could about what I had found.

Recently I found my old stamp collection in a shoe box. I think it was from when I was around 10 years old. I was so organized with my collections. The stamps were separated into envelopes that had the country of origin written in my best 10-year old handwriting on the front.

The stamps themselves are so beautiful, like mini-masterpieces. The colors, designs, meanings, symbolism, the emotions they evoke and the representation of an era frozen in time - just like great works of art.

So I decided to show off my collection. I found boxes at The Container Store just perfect for displaying any collection. They have a glass lid and padding on the inside that keeps whatever is inside it stationary, pressed against the glass.

I have no idea what any of the stamps or the collection itself is worth. I picked the stamps that went into the boxes strictly on aesthetics. If they looked cool or pretty, they were going to be displayed. And as you can see in the picture, some of my best shells are out on display too.

What collections do you have? Send me some pics. henriettas.house5@gmail.com

Do you have them displayed or are they hidden away in shoeboxes like my poor stamps were?

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