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Introducing Collector’s Corner

April 23, 2018

Hi!    Thank you for being patient with us while we took a week away!   It was the first time that we had taken such substantial pause since launching this site just one short year ago.   We photographed a huge wedding with Easton Events, followed next day by a trip to Pensacola, Florida with Garden & Gun and the morning after we returned home, I had surgery!  So, onwards!  We are back with full energy and excitement; with a bit of time away,  we were able to reflect on what it is we are up to here and I am excited to bring you some fresh ideas and series.   First up, Collector’s Corner — a series we will be posting on Mondays in the coming weeks.   The series is an extension of one of our most popular posts, A Beginner’s Guide to Collecting.

I inherited a love for collecting from my mother and grandmother and I always have my eye on estate sales, online auctions and other great resources.    This is where I will share that knowledge with you, and I will of course welcome conversation about where you find the best pieces, so please do share in the comments below.   Here are a few pretty plates and sets which I have my eye on:

Of course so much of what we rely on day to day are the more mainstream but equally pretty items, like these etched glasses and these votives.     Another goal of this series is to introduce you to smaller brands which I admire.   May this be a place for discovery!   Please let me know if there is anything specific you would like to learn about, or perhaps there is a brand that you so love and would like to introduce us to.

In the meantime, I look forward to bringing you some more detailed posts on collecting specific items, from french plates to the most beautiful linens.   And not to worry to those of you who are more interested in our fashion and beauty content, we’re going to cover those things, too! xxx


  • Reply Cat April 23, 2018 at 9:03 am

    French plates and linens?! Yes please 😊

    • Reply Lucy Cuneo April 23, 2018 at 3:22 pm

      I am excited about those too!!! xx

  • Reply Tristan Dennington April 23, 2018 at 9:04 am

    This is so exciting! I have been collecting vintage milk glass for a few years, and it’s always thrilling when I find a new piece to bring home. I’ll be going to London next month and want to hit up some markets and vintage shops. Would love to hear your tips on vintage shopping abroad!

    • Reply Lucy Cuneo April 23, 2018 at 3:22 pm

      Oh cool! Definitely — we’re off to France in just one month and I know that we will cover a ton while there!! xx

  • Reply Abby April 23, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Love this! I just went the Raleigh Flea Market Saturday and found some great gems! I’m trying to be thoughtful with the collections I start and wanting to expand my entertaining pieces from brand new (wedding gifts mostly) and mix with vintage/French/antique treasures to elevate every occasion. Excited for this series!

    • Reply Lucy Cuneo April 23, 2018 at 3:23 pm

      love that idea — our collection is v mixed, too!!!!!!!! xx

  • Reply stephanie April 25, 2018 at 4:31 am

    Love the new series ! I would like to read about glasses, I struggle to fing good ones, practical yet elegant, pretty but leaving center stage for the most important : its content … wine in our house 🙂

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