Creative Collections

January 15, 2008

You know that Creative Collections group that I started on Flickr recently, well I can’t stop peeking in to see what photos have been added – I’m a girl obsessed with collections right now and creative styling in general is forever a passion. It’s fun to see how others put together things that they love. Their creativity is evident as I browse the many photos in the group. If you’re a collector or would simply like to sit back and observe how others arrange things, you may want to join in. And who knows, all of this inspiration just may lead you on your very own relentless pursuit of pulling together the perfect arrangement to fit your personality.

Creative CollectionsTop: elsiemarley has four shelves above her sink where she creates little vignettes like this grouping of natural things called “brown”. The next photo shows a few tiny houses that she likes. Bottom: retro dresser with a great photo collection proudly display above in the home of ATLITW, vintage clothing displayed on the wall from ninainvorm.

Creative Collections This grouping over the bed belonging to arthur’s circus is simply the best for two reasons. The composition and colors are great but beyond that, they are photos that she took herself. Love that personal touch! You can view her professional portfolio here, she’s an amazing photographer.

Creative Collections ATLITW’s white pottery collection, of which I love.

Creative Collections Starting a small art wall by ninainvorm.

Creative Collections And this is ATLITW’s yellow collection.

Creative Collections Cookie jar collection from arthur’s circus, cute little people as shown in the home of elsiemarley (they were handmade by her friend, she blogged about it here), winter scene arranged by paper-flower-girl.

Creative Collections Some of my nesting dolls, the ones to the far left I found in Paris in 1997 in a Russian gift shop. If you’re wondering about the unfinished dolls they’re for an upcoming project I plan to work on in February. I’ve always wanted to design a set of nesting dolls so I’m thinking of a few ideas for these ladies.If you look closely not all are nesting dolls, there’s a little guy hiding amongst them. He like a lady with a little meat, so these girls had him at hello. Can you find him?

Related post: More Collections {we love ’em}

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  • Reply pilgrim January 15, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Love your dolls… but i came on here to procrastinate painting my OWN set of russian dolls! hehe
    i’m participating in a group exhibition called the Matryoshka Principle, so now i can claim my decor8 reading as research and not just being lazy ;)

  • Reply del4yo January 16, 2008 at 4:12 am

    Oh I love the idea of the little “Barbapapa” hidden behind a nesting doll. So cute! Kawaiii!

    Did you buy it in France too?

  • Reply claudine hellmuth January 16, 2008 at 4:38 am

    i see the little guy!! so cute! I have some of these nesting doll blanks here too waiting for me to dress them up. have fun!

  • Reply Rob@ I Love Substance January 16, 2008 at 5:09 am

    I love those collection of 9 photos over the bed. I would prefer to have photos taken by someone else besides myself to bring some more mystery into the collection.

  • Reply ruthie January 16, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Oh! C’est Babar!!! :-)
    used to watch the cartoons when I was a kid :-)

  • Reply TheYoupiTouch January 18, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    happy to see that I’m not the only fan of Barbapapa and Matriochkas !!

  • Reply Anonymous January 19, 2008 at 10:55 am

    cheeky boy

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