Collector’s Style

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I have been reading a number of books on the different styles of collectors.
The Collector’s Style
The Collector’s Eye
Decorating with China and Glass
The Way We Live with The Things We Love
beauty is in the eye of the beholder
‘collecting is a satisfying process that requires a bit of knowledge and 
sometimes a bit of restraint’ Christine Churchill ‘Collector’s Style
white pitchers and wrought iron 
In ‘Collector’s Style‘ you’ll learn and understand the sentiment ‘sleuthing for style’
in that you don’t just buy things to decorate your home….you collect.
With a number of us our ‘collections drive our decorative scheme’.
‘The more specific you become about what you collect – the better the result’
Examples given include:  Mercury glass, Pewter, Ironstone Pottery, McCoy Potter
Wedgewood among a number of other potential collectibles.
Tricia Foley considers her collection of Creamware (Queensware) as ‘a symphony
in cream, pearls and roses’.
A number of collectibles touch our hearts because we are ‘attracted to 
anything that has a sense of age…’
Popular Collectibles shared in this book include: 
Architectural Finials
Murano Glass
Old Oil Portraits
Ironstone and Creamware pitchers
In ‘The Way We Live With The Things We Love’ by Stafford Cliff the 
collecting and decorating styles are beautifully photographed and divided
 in such topics as: flea market; tribal; art house; antique; religious; rustic; and kitchenalia…
pattern and chintz dishes
Better Homes and Garden’s Collector’s Style is a vibrant book filled with 
informative suggestions to: mass your collectibles;  mix your collectibles;
 edit your collectibles; color choices and seeing collecting as an art form.
Jadite and 
The Collector’s Eye
Exquisitely photographed, Christine Churchill takes you through twelve
 different experienced collector’s homes showing us how we too can 
develop our own decorating and collecting style.
Decorating with China and Glass
Is an extensive look at all the wonderful aspects of collecting beautiful china and glassware.  Carolyn Clifton-Mogg shares her insights on collecting china  –
 ‘the objects’ with the consideration of their shape, color, pattern and 
glassware. She also shares various ways of using your collectibles
white dishes
in ‘the art of the table’ and using your china and glassware around the
 home. Finally, she gives you good advice on how to store, to care and to 
display your china and glassware collectibles.
china and glassware
Filling my book bag once more with wonderful books from the library –
 finding ones I am thrilled to read and to learn from and those I’d like to 
make a part of my ‘book’ collection.
handcrafted bottles
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