Frame Hoarder


hello there!  I am blogging sitting in my living room as usual.  Right now, there are 2 sofas in here.  And I am feeling like a hoarder.  In my defense, one of the sofas is on Craigslist waiting for its new home.  My older sofa has a lovely new slipcover that I would *love* to share, but my home is a bit of a disaster as we are reworking some rooms.  So it will have to wait.  But, soon, I promise.  On top of hoarding sofas (and ironstone, and mercury glass,vintage trophies....) I also have a problem with antique frames.  I am a frame hoarder.  Doesn't that sound repulsive?!?  I am though.  I always pick them up... they are so lovely in their chippiness and odd sizes.  Sometimes I will paint them.  Sometimes I won't.  Every now and then I will weed some out and let some go.  But it is always so hard.  I always remember the ones that I really should have kept.  I will be taking some to the shoppe this weekend after I decide which ones make the cut.  And, when one goes home with someone else, I will feel a little stab of pain...  almost like the pain of letting go a piece of English ironstone....

For all of you who collect and then sell some, what is the hardest thing to let go?

Okay, I have a full house in the workshop, so I am off to work... it isn't going to bibbity bobbity boo itself done *wink*

bye for now~

12 comments:

  1. Vintage scales are probably my hardest thing to let go that I could reasonably hoard. I want to keep them all. Globes are right up there too.

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  2. Sometimes, hoarding isn't a bad thing, as many vintage lovers know. :-)

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  3. I love old frames but everytime I find them at yardsales or the flea they are priced so high! I hear of people getting good deals on these but so far I haven't been very lucky. Keep them all and give them their own room! lol

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  4. Serving platters are my weakness... I'm drawn to them, even though I already have far too many! But finding a good deal on one can totally make my day.

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  5. Old frames are so pretty, and there are so many uses for them. So, I think it is a good thing to hoard them. ;) xo Heather

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  6. I inherited so many antiques from my grandmother, that are so very, very old. So to really collect anything by buying, I don't. I will NEVER part intentionally with my family antiques. I might say that I hoard my grandmother's antiques!

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  7. I find the most difficult thing to sell is furniture I really like in our home. After I have worked so hard on a piece, brought it in the house to photograph, and looked at it for a couple of days I get attached to it. Putting a piece on CL's usually gets a piece sold in just a few days, but I still miss having it in the house.

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  8. Ummmm... hard, but probably ornate silver platters, serving trays. Just something about a really old, really well-loved piece of silver.. the patina it has. It is hard to buy them for my shop- some just probably won't ever make it to the website... Just keeping it real :) My Mother always taught us to
    tell the truth.

    Diana

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  9. I am a frame hoarder too, you are not alone. Frames and mirrors, I can't resist them. I find it hard to let go of some of the pieces I paint. I try to keep them in the garage, because if I bring them into the house I tend to get attached and keep them lol. I just painted my first union jack dresser in white and two shades of grey, it was alot of work and i will be sad when it sells.

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  10. The hardest thing for me to sell is a piece from my vintage christmas ornament collection, EVEN IF it's a duplicate many times over. :)

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  11. The hardest thing for me to let go is... ALL OF IT! lol I think I feel the same little stab of pain you do. Guess I'm an undercover furniture hoarder! heehee.

    Smiles!
    Sammy ~ Renew Redo

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  12. Just discovered your lovely blog and Pinterest...I'm a new follower! For me, the hardest to let go of (so I keep a lot)...is vintage Christmas!

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