Decorating for the holidays is a fun way to display collections. I have been collecting holiday decorations for over 20 years. Although my tastes have changed through the years, I find that you can’t go wrong with vintage and traditional decorations. There are always ways to update — especially by adding some inexpensive items or new color(s) from places like Target, HomeGoods, Tuesday Morning or Marshal’s. I have collections of vintage Santas, snowmen, mercury ornaments, Easter bunnies, hand painted eggs, Valentine/heart ornaments, and Halloween ghosts & goblins — to name a few.
I love to create vignettes that showcase my collections. Fireplace mantels, entry tables, bookcase shelves, occasional tables and buffets all make wonderful places to create your holiday vignettes.
I have a small collection of Nicol Sayre bunnies … several of which I found at places like TJMaxx and Marshal’s. Roger’s Gardens always has beautiful displays of Nicol Sayre folk art for Christmas, Easter and Halloween.
I found the hand painted eggs at Roger’s Garden’s many years ago.
I generally use the “odd number” rule of thumb when displaying items. At times, I like to create vignettes using a monochromatic theme. Have fun with your own creations!