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Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Art of Collecting More.....Part 2




Well...I was looking around my home this morning and thought I needed to show you more of my collections. Okay, should I say...Part 2...I guess I may now have shown everything so I wanted you to see that I REALLY do collect a lot of different things. And...Yes I Know I have a lot of *THINGS*, ...I am such a visual person...my true artist within, so that is how I rationalize it! LOL

Close to where I live, in Ann Arbor, Michigian is a very wonderful well kept secret. There is this wonderful place called Treasure Mart. Treasure Mart is in an older home in the middle of a downtown residential area that are mainly college housing/apartments. It is 3 stories full of home items of every kind. My dear sweet friend Susie introduced me to this wonderful place. We take many day trips there and can spend hours sifting through each floor, looking for buried treasures. Many of my current items (my pottery) that I have started to collect were from here. These treasures are brought in from all over the area and left on consignment. The best part....the longer they stay there...each month they start discounting the item by 10%...so you could find something that has been sitting there 6 months and get 60% off its original price. That's when you know you have found a really find a good deal!






8 comments:

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

OHHH Lorena!! I am coming over for those teapots!!!! Those are so pretty! I just love your home! It reminds me so much of a B&B!!

Love ya,
Amy

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

It's all soooo pretty. IF I come over can I use one of your pretty teacups. I promise to be careful! Love it all Lorena, Thanks for sharing!

La Rea Rose said...

Hi Lorena, love your teacups and all your collectibles. I would love to come for tea. Your display is beautiful and so well done. What a talent you are.
Hugs, Celeste

vickie said...

Love your collections, Lorena! The blue and white is so pretty in that big cabinet.The little table with the pottery items and the GWTW lamp...I have the very same lamp! The flowers are probably different, because they look hand-painted, I don't know. Don't you just love it!

Vickie

Bertie said...

Hi Lorena, I love all of your collections! I also have the porcelain shoes and purses and demi cups/saucers. I started collecting small things and now have moved on to bolts of fabric and furniture. LOL

Bertie
Aunt May's Cottage

Stephanie said...

Lorena, love seeing more of your beautiful collections! You & I both love teapots & silver!! I see your cute pink lamb & Southern Belle!! And what are the little pics behind the miniature teaset?

Thanks for sharing more of your lovely home & life!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Stephanie said...

Lorena, just had to stop back by & look at the little candy bars ~ they intrigue me. Can you please make a closeup pic of them?

Noticed your beautiful new banner, too. Are those all your paintings? SOOOO PRETTY!!! Did Miss Connie do that for ya? LOVE IT!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Miss Rhea said...

Love everything Lorena !! Boy , you have some nice collections. I love Ann Arbor, what a great town !!