What I Wish I Could Collect: And Why I Can't

The collection theme this month got me thinking about the fact that I don't collect anything and paranoid that I am an uninteresting (read: boring) person as a result. It's not that I don't have passions or material items that I love, it's that my self diagnosed OCD keeps me from kitsch and clutter in an attempt to keep my house in order. There are however, some collections that I wish were mine.

1. Vitra Mini Chairs
The desire to own these little mid century reproductions probably stems from my little girl years when I played with dollhouses, decorating them with miniature furniture pieces I hoped to own one day. The interior design skill set started early!

2. Hama Bead Creations
From one of my favorite blogs, Fine Little Day (if you don't read it you should!) Swedish blogger Elisabeth shares her collection of Hama beads. Cute, dainty, colorful and done right. Love, love, love.

3. Nesting Dolls
When I was little I was given a real Russian stacking doll by my parents when they returned from a trip. I was obsessed but struggled with how to display this doll in my bedroom: do you display them nested or not?

While I can't seem to harvest a collection of the material kind, I do a pretty good job online. Until I can overcome my fear of kitsch and clutter (and my fear that I just might be "over it" once I start collecting) I'll stick to my collection-of-sorts on Pinterest and Flickr. Who says collections can't be in the virtual form?

Images: 1. Collecting Miniatures: Vitra Mini Chairs; 2. Fine Little Day;
3. Folk Art and Russian Art Nouveau

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