Time for a Change!

For those of you who know me, you'll know that I am a girl of many passions...photography, antiquing, & decorating to name just a few!  I have an obsession with totally re-decorating my house for every season.  For the past 2 months, I have had a Tuscany inspired dining room but today I felt as if I needed a change.  Today I wanted to totally clear out and start fresh with some of my new antique treasures.

I think one of the main reasons why I love collecting antiques is because I will always remember where each and every one of them has come from.  Each one has a story...looking at them takes me back to a memory of either a special person or place who I was with when I got them.

Some of my favorite treasures are my antique cameras.  My Aunt Deb gave me my first antique camera and my collection has been growing ever since!  I think I actually had my first antique camera before I ever was interested in photography.  I guess this passion, runs deep! :)

A few of my other favorites are ones passed down from my late grandparents.  A small metal stove was a childhood favorite of mine.  It used to sit on the mantle of my grand-mom's house, and now sits on my dining room server and makes me think of her often.  A tiny pair of bird-watching binoculars used to sit on my grandfather's den windowsill.  As a child, I can remember spending time with my grandfather in his cellar and watching birds through those binoculars.  When they passed last year, those were the two most important things I have to remember each of them.