I love that the simpliest or oddest collections always seem to be the best ones, the kind that can incorporate old and new pieces... like a crystal jar full of off-white and mother-of-pearl buttons, or a more modern glass container with quite the collection of ivory-handle flatware! My Granny does a lot of knitting for babies and all the cousins when we were small, and she's always collecting pretty little buttons for cardigans. I think it'd be kind of fun to do the same with a special item you love and displaying in such a gorgeous way is definitely a must. Something small as well, making it even easier to display...
Things that come to mind...
Do you collect anything special?
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