Curio cabinet collection

It’s been nearly 2 years since I got my curio cabinet and up until last week, it was empty. I wanted to fill it with a collection but as you may be able to guess, I wasn’t sure exactly what that collection should be. 

I do find I like to collect things that I’ll never really use [washi tape, wrapping paper, feathers, small boxes, cat whiskers, wine corks] so I’ve been trying to stop collecting things so uselessly. Except, last week I cleaned out a small round jar [seen on the top shelf to the left] and I really liked it and I just wanted to keep it. It’s just a small jar! So innocent. So I put it in my curio cabinet. Then I washed two mini jam jars and added them too. And a few tiny bottles of emergency baby food. And, oh, look how cute they all look together! They all had different coloured lids which was irking me, so late last night I spray painted the lids gold and semi organised them and I think it looks quite nice! And it immediately justifies one of my [many] useless collections. 
Do you have any weird or unusual collections? Or do you share a passion of hoarding something slightly more normal like small boxes like I do? I get that from my mom so it’s in my DNA so that makes it okay. 

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  1. August 17, 2017 / 19:03

    Those jars are a great idea for your cabinet. I'm the same with little jars, I can't help keeping them! Every now and then I have to give myself a stern talking to, and put some out in the recyling, as there is a limit to how many glass jars one can have crammed into a cupboard doing nothing!

    I love that you've sprayed all the lids gold – just ties them all together perfectly.

    I still think somehow attaching the stalk/stem (?!) of your feathers to the bottom of the lids so that they hang down in the jars would look cool! (Not sure how easy that would actually be to do, though!) And maybe you want them empty, so screw me and my unpractical ideas!


    • August 22, 2017 / 11:32

      Haha, no, I keep thinking about displaying feathers there too! I might just place one feather each into a jar or organise them by colour or size. I don't know why, but I've never gotten around to trying it out. Maybe because my box of feathers is in Cora's cupboard and whenever I remember to do it, I'm too exhausted to get up. I am determined to one day display those feathers, damn it!