When we hear the word "collection" most of us think of a commonly-valued item like an assemblage of Bauerware or rare coins. We think of treasured family heirlooms like family photos or great-grandfather's pocket watch. But of course there are those that thrill in the delight of finding, or accumulating, items a bit more on the unusual side.On Apartment Therapy we've been able to peer into the homes of serious and occasional collectors. We've been able to see beautiful and inspired compilations like this collection of maps or vintage portraits. And we love seeing how a person's collection, whether it be high-brow or low-brow, rare or common, can be incorporated into a home. Of course no one has shown us more about how to beautifully collect and display one's cherished collection like Martha Stewart. Just check out this wonderful display of cafe au lait bowls or this collection of vintage honey jars.