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.