What was great about her snow globes – and my own – is remembering the story behind each one.
That’s the fun of any collection but memories are particularly special at Christmas.
So that’s Tip #5: Start a holiday collection.
Above right you can see one of my snow globes and below are some others. I usually display them with some berry garland behind them.
There are so many fun things to collect that look beautiful at Christmas.
In the Better Homes and Gardens photo at right, a collection of small wooden houses look so cute displayed on bowls turned upside down.
I love how the mirror, the garland and the stars play into the color scheme of the little houses. Even the cabinet seems to make a perfect setting.
Christmas dishes make fantastic collections.
My mom has a fantastic set of Waechtersbach holiday dishes that look as pretty on display as they do on the table (see below).
We spent years buying her pieces until her collection was large enough to use them for dinner. Even now, I’m always looking for an unusual piece to give her.
But mostly, I just love walking into her house and seeing all the pieces set out in her hutch.
There may be no better collection for Christmas than an interesting set of Santas.
Finally, who doesn’t love a great Christmas village?
I searched Flickr for some fun examples and found these:
Don’t those beautiful photos make you want to start a village? Or maybe another collection?