August 31, 2021
The Joys of Collecting
Are there any special items you enjoy collecting? Starting a collection can be a simple way to add a dash of joy to your life. It provides the opportunity for an ongoing treasure hunt, in search for the next cherished collectible. Whether it’s postage stamps from different parts of the world, vintage tea ware with stories of its own, or classic novels, there are countless items to collect. If you’re looking for a new hobby, collecting might be just the thing! Below you’ll find inspiring ideas for starting a new collection.
Inspiring items to collect
1. Editions of your favorite book
Is there anything more comforting than cozying up with your favorite story? These days, there is often a variety of beautiful editions of beloved titles to choose from. We even carry gorgeous editions of novels such as Little Women and Emma! Browse here.
2. Vintage tea ware
Adventure to your local thrift store and take a peek at their tea ware collection. Because each piece is pre-owned, it comes with its very own story! Display them in a curio cabinet or use them daily for extra whimsy.
3. Costume jewelry
Sometimes it’s fun to get dressed to the nines for no reason at all. What fun it would be to collect brightly colored earrings, statement necklaces, and bangles!
We love the quote, “Seashells are love letters in the sand.” Bring a tin bucket along on your next beach outing and pick up a few “love letters.”
5. Paper weights
There are so many unique and ornate paper weights available. You are sure to find them at your local antique store or a quick Etsy search.
Did you know the very first postcards date back to the 1860s? There is over a century worth to collect!
Let us know if you collect anything in the comments below! If you’re a Bella Grace collector, browse our library for back issues ❤️