Thursday, July 8, 2010

Collector or hoarder?

Here's just a few of my recent finds. I love the silverplate creamers - I'm still deciding whether to keep them or sell them. I'm wondering.....at what point does one cross the line between collector and hoarder...??



15 comments:

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Melissa,
wonderful finds! Keep the silverplate creamers -
just gorgeous.I can picture them with fresh flowers.Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs,
Marie

solomi558 said...

i,M GOING TO GET MINE OUT AND GIVE THEM A POLISH--COTTONREEL

solomi558 said...

I,m going to get mine out and give them a polish , I used to be quite proud of my shiny silver ware--cottonreel

The Pink Rose Cottage said...

Melissa, you made me chuckle about when a collector become a hoarder. When I figure that out I'll let you know! LOL! (Although I suspect my husband would say I'm knocking on the hoarding door!)

The creamers are just lovely! I agree, they would be gorgeous with flowers in them. They look great on your shelf too!

mitziscollectibles said...

If you ask my husband, I'm a hoarder! I have to admit I have a lot of stuff....eventually, I'm planning on selling it, but it takes time to get things cleaned, repaired, and priced. There's always a backup of goods in every nook and cranny of our house!

Lululiz said...

I you love the things you have around you, touch them, study them, fondle them, appreciate them, then you are never a hoarder, but a collector of all things beautiful.

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Well, my husband would tell you I'm a hoarder!!!

What great finds!!!

xxoo

Suz said...

i figure when the hoarder show comes to my drawer, I am in trouble. Until then...

What fun! You got some great goodies. Love those creamers! It makes me want to get out of bed and go to an estate sale.

Hugs,
Suz

Lee Laurie said...

My daughter calls me a hoarder. lol I guess I might be one, lol. I have 3 storage buildings full of stuff for projects etc. Oh well...I just laugh with her about it. I love buying and 'finding' old junk and re-doing it. Just about the only 'fun' that I have and I'm gonna keep on having fun. lol Thanks for stopping by the other day and leaving the sweet comments.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

p.s. I love your little creamers. Very pretty.

someplace in thyme said...

Hi Melissa, I think you should keep them. I bet you could come up with great ideas for using them. My husband says I am a hoarder, but I prefer to think of myself as someone who loves to surround herself with things she loves. I have been in peoples home that have no personality. You can't tell who lives there or what they are about. I like entering a home that tells a story about the ones that live there. That's just me. I hope you find something wonderful to do with them, Char

someplace in thyme said...

I am so happy to hear that you love your treats. I bet they are so sweet on the silver tray. Enjoy my friend, and again, I thankyou so much, Char

Vintage Porcelain Art By Amy Enright said...

That psnsy vase is LOVELY! I want to paint one like that now!
Thanks for sharing!
Amy

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

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Have a good afternoon!
Leticia

Nancy Maxwell James said...

I love all your treasures! The creamers and hand mirror are my favorites! I think one is a hoarder when they have so much stuff there isn't room to display their treasures anymore. Don't think you need to worry about that! :)

Sandi said...

Hmmm crossing the line between hoarding and collecting?? I say a person is a hoarder when there is only a tiny path to walk through in your house...now a collector I suppose is one item shy of that senario!! LOL
Hugs~