I have a few collections.
Just some of my collections include, goblets, vintage costumes and my vintage sewing machines.
I've realised I can't keep all of my collections.
I've already said good buy to my old post card collection and bit by bit I've pared back on the excessive amount of gift cards I had. You've already seen me say farewell to the fancy paper bags, excess shoes, fancy tins I don't love and vintage gear outside of my period of interest.
I need to choose which collections will fit in my life and my home and to let go of the rest.
I've realised I don't have to keep every last item that is in my collection. As my collections get larger and older I can pick and choose my favourite, most treasured items.
In essence I get to 'curate' my collection.
When I think of removing items from my collections as 'curating' instead of just getting rid of stuff, it feels like a good thing to do.
It feels like I'm making improvements and refinements.
It feels like I can do it after all.
Are you a collector? Do you have multiple collections?