Collecting seems to run in the family. I have postcard and stamp collections from my Granny and Grandpa. My mum is partial to Yuan design ceramics and is a hoarder of papers. My Dad has the most substantial collections - a whole cupboard full of vintage Meccano and an ever changing number of classic motorbikes. Recently, my partner also seems to have also caught the collecting bug - he now has 127 Olympic 50p coins.
I wonder what you can glean about a person from the items they collect?
Luckily having a shop allows me to indulge in building up collections without exponentially filling up the house! I gather together lonely vintage plates which I can then upcycle into cake stands. I also like to collect particular makes and designs, such as J&G Meakin and 'Indian Tree'. My latest collection I have made for the shop is these 70s advertising mirrors. The Art Nouveau imagery and those alluringly glamourous women are what drew me to them. You can find out more about them here.