Thought I would show you my small amount of collectables....I say small because I used to have a very large amount. I had been collecting glassware, salts, coffee cans, small jugs for about 10 years and then about 2/3 years I'd had enough. I don't know what happened, I think I just got fed up dusting it all and I started thinking less is more. So what did I do.....I packed it up and it all went to my local charity shop. I kept a few of my favourite bits and bobs, but now looking back I think maybe I should have kept more...my darling hubby kept on saying "Are you sure"......you took a long time going round all the flea markets etc. "Oh no, been there done that" was my reply. Which brings me onto another topic, through ones interior/decorating years, do you or have you changed your style. When the children were young I didn't really have a style, was too busy being a Mummy and I suppose it wasn't until I was in my late 30's/early 40's that I became interior mad. The house we are in now has changed so often over the last 15 years. It started off being decorated with deep maroon carpet and mahogany furniture...I had a beautiful carved Edwardian sideboard which was far too big for the room and far too out of character for the house. But I loved it, it even had the joiners name on the draw DORIC WHITE....theres a beautiful historic first name....I loved it as I chose the very same draw that ladies before me had chosen for their cutlery draw and whats interesting is...how I found this out. I would take my knives out and catch the top of the draw then realized there were lots of other knife marks there as well. My lounge was covered in doilys and I had lace curtains "victorian" style swagged back as room dividers. That phase then passed....then came the modernity phase, which surprise surprise lasted a very short time. I found it cold and sparce, I tried the limited pallette of colours and the one central piece of china/pottery, it just didn't work for me...so now I find I am going full circle. No not back to burgundy and mahogany...the furniture we have hubby and I love and its staying.....no by full circle I find that I am a "TRADITIONALIST" in my home....anyway learnt me lesson. So thought I would share my few collectables that didn't make it to the charity shop.