8 May 2013

Collection Selection Link Up - HOUSE FULL!

I thought for this week's Collection Selection I couldn't possibly go past this Houseful of Collections 
that I was incredibly privileged to visit.

The owners have collected 
and I mean
for years.

After visiting
I felt like I needed 
a cup of tea and a bit of a lie-down.

It was unbelieveable.

I had permission to photograph, but I was so overwhelmed I did a crappy job of it. 
It was
Total highlight.
+ really lovely guy I could have talked to/listened to for hours/days/weeks
He had a story about everything.

This is about a 10th of the vintage radio collection.
And awesome wallpaper.

Some of the Bakelite NZ radios that wallpapered a room.

Nearly every wall had wonderful shelving units that housed the most mind-blowing collections I've ever seen in one spot! 
Avon Perfume Bottles.
Salt & Pepper sets.
Crown Lynn Vases.
More cool wallpaper and picture mirrors
(I LOVE those things)
I was particularly enamored with the little birds I saw here and there..

I hope these collections go to a museum one day.
Such a fabulous experience.

Next week I'll be back to my own, rather less substantial, collections!!!!


Sue said...

OMG and WOW!!!! I understand how you felt the need for a lie down, how A-MAZ-ING!!! Totally should go to a museum, and worth a fortune in so many ways. I must admit I kept thinking how long it would take to do the dusting, eeekkkk!!!! Houseworkphobic is I.

Jill said...

And that is somebody's house?? Oh, my goodness! Your eyes would be darting every which way and not know which way to look!

That is a lot of momey spent, what fun they must have had hunting for all that stuff!

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

I'm lost for words....not like me! I'd love to have a closer peek at the Avon Bottles, we had loads of Avon in the 70s! :) x

Anonymous said...

Wowzers that is unbelievable. I'm rather gobsmacked and lost for words. Did they let you bring home a souvenir lol?

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

The first thing I thought of too was shit imagine dusting that lot! I've got a bit of a thing for embroidered linen, not sure of I'm a collector or just a hoarder lol

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Good God. That's a collection and a half isn't it? So well ordered too (how unlike any collection of mine!). Yeah, I was thinking "museum" too. xx

Mariela said...

There is so much awesomeness there! I would love to have one of the Bakelite radios in my home. I'm always on the look out for one. Luckily, I'm married to an electrical engineer who knows how to fix things so they don't need to be working.

pastcaring said...

Good lord, that's actually quite overwhelming! I bet you needed to get your breath back after seeing all those collections. SO MUCH STUFF! xxxxx

Lucys Lounge said...

wow, wow wow. thank you for showing that house.m i'd love if you could interview theowners. are they old or young. boy or girl. they are my heroes. i'd love to visit their house. lucy

Lucys Lounge said...

i'm sorry the collection is not mine but i wish it was.

Brooke F said...

God lord, that house is AWESOME! Can you imagine how long it takes to dust???

gabrielle said...

wow,it makes me feel like I don't have too bigger collections of anything

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Man oh man that looks AMAZING!!! You must have been in collection heaven! Seeing all of those gorgeous things in one place would have done my head in. I LOVE the bakelite radios! Xx

Mezz said...

oh my! vintage heaven!! xx

Julie - Slice in the Life of Julie said...

Whoa. Whoa. Am not sure what to say about their collections. Amazing!! I recognised some of those Avon perfume bottles from when I was little, my Mother has used Avon her whole life. Brought back some forgotten memories.