Groupings of similar objects always look so compelling and chic. I don’t collect many things, unless you count coffee table books (and, just books in general) candles, silver frames, trays, perfume (especially in beautiful bottles) shells, and bits of white Ironstone pottery. Really, what I mean is that I don’t collect anything out of the ordinary. When I was younger, I knew a family that collected vintage cookie jars and another that collected vintage lady head vases. This was back before the internet and ebay. Collections like this represented years and years of weekends searching and scoring in flea markets and tag sales. A collection was really a hobby of sorts, and I thought it would be cool to have a fun collection one day too. Then I got older and the sport of the hunt seemed to have waned with the onset of the ease of e-commerce. Just recently, my past desire to acquire has been reignited by these charming images from my latest design crush, the brother duo of Doug and Gene Meyer. Meyers’ bright and quirky vignettes have me rethinking…maybe a vintage lunch box collection, or fashion illustrations (in the kitchen!), glass match strikes, so many options! What, if anything, do you collect?
All images via: DougandGeneMeyer