So, once or twice a week I will post a photo of a vintage collection in my possession. It could be things that I’ve had for many years and plan on keeping or previously thrifted items that will be listed in my Etsy shop.
Either way I will state the when, why and where of the collection being featured. I figure since I can’t really keep everything that I find from my daily thrifting, or have you come over for a tea or coffee to see my collection on display the least I could do is display them here by posting an image of the collection that I am lucky enough to get my hands on.
So welcome to my first “vintage collection” post; today I am featuring my Hummel collection.
When: I started collecting Hummel when I was pregnant with my twins. From 2004 and lasted thru 2006, budget was tight and I couldn't afford them anymore plus I moved onto collecting different other vintage things.
Why: I was smitten by how adorable they look and how they make the room feel so cheery and warm, and I was nesting at that time so they seem to look even cuter.
Where: The very first one I bought was from an estate sale (it was a girl sitting on a fence, aptly named Just Resting with Full Bee marking), and right away it piqued my interest. I started bidding on Ebay and going to estate sale that advertises Hummel figurines. I started paying closer attention to the markings on the underside and only bought the ones with full be markings. I was determined to dominate the exciting world of Hummel collecting and even bought a few books about the subject.
Keeping or Selling: I’m keeping them and maybe passing them on to my daughter someday, that is if she doesn’t think they’re too lame...haha!
I’d love to hear what you are gathering and collecting these days, please do share!