The Amazing British Museum

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Among the countless tourist attractions in contemporary London, such as the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace, the one that can easily be considered the unforgettable “Queen” amongst them all, is the British Museum. Britain’s national museum of archaeology and antiquities was established by an act of Parliament in 1753, when the government […]


Collecting Crystal Memories

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There are many types of crystal that people will choose to collect but the most common is lead crystal. The collections might come from estate sales where property is auctioned to the lowest bidder, or people might find odd pieces at resale shops across the United States. Some of these crystal collections will be covered […]


What Ipod Is For You

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They’re everywhere, and not only are they everywhere, they look cool too. Since its launch in 2001, 10 million have sold and 8 million of those were in 2004. So welcome to the next generation. 8 tracks, records, cassettes, CDs, and now the iPod. I don’t have one, yet. My first taste of it came […]


Hot Sauce Collection An Anthology Of Delight

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Archimedes had his brainwave while in the bathtub. Newton had his when he was relaxing beneath an apple tree. Great ideas come in flashes. The idea of starting a hot sauce collection came to Hot Sauce Harry’s while vacationing in the Caribbeans. Wanting to avoid the stereotype souvenirs, they found the notion of gifting hot […]


Department 56 Collectibles Creating Lasting Memories And Traditions With Dept 56 Displays

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Now that the Christmas season is here, decorating is a top priority. Department 56 collectors of lighted ceramic houses are no exception. Many wait all year to get their Dept 56 houses and accessories unboxed and displayed. But why is collecting and displaying them so enjoyable (and important)? Why do Dept 56 collectors go to […]


Turning Clutter Into A Collection

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From postcards to thimbles to salt & pepper shakers, the seeds of an un-intentional collection could be right under one’s nose. According to a recent Nielsen survey, one in 10 collectors developed an interest in the hobby by slowly acquiring items over time, and only later decided to establish their own showcase collections. “My enthusiasm […]


Making It Simpler To Find A Fresh Color Scheme This Season

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Nearly one million gallons of paint are wasted each week-or about a billion dollars annually-often because homeowners are unsatisfied with paint color selection. With leading paint manufacturers’ color palettes bordering on 2,000, selecting the right color for your decorating project this season can be a challenge. Fortunately, having the right decorating tools to work with […]


Collections Create Continuity Of Design

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Increasingly, homeowners are looking to go with the flow-creating continuity from room to room with design elements that complement each other and tie the whole house together. This has often been one of the greater design challenges, even for professionals. That’s because while some design elements offer an overall sense of unity, others-that may have […]


Simple Upscale Decorating Tips

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Decorating has changed dramatically in recent years. Many years ago people put great amounts of money in art and accent pieces. That’s still an option – art and collectibles can be great ways to express yourself. If you find a piece of art that you truly love, go for it! Art is a great way […]


Lawrence Bedding Collections And Ensembles

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Lawrence bedding is a well known name in the bedding industry. Based in Montreal Canada, Lawrence bedding has been offering quality bedding since 1948. Lawrence has developed a reputation for providing exceptional value and cutting edge designs. Their unique modern luxury collections are generally designed to be themed around a specific line of patterns. Some […]


First China Auto Museum Opening In September

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China is just about to open its very first automobile museum this middle of September. And the Auto Collections from the Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino here in the United States is going to be part of this significant event. Auto Collections is going to be the only participant who will not be from China. […]


The Three Amazing Sports Car Collections

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While thousands of sports car fans have put together notable collections there are three such collections that will inspire awe and demands the attention of any sports car enthusiast. These three are Toad Hall, LeMay’s collection and Ralph Lauren’s Collection. Bill Putman’s collection, known as Toad Hall, will have sports car fans seeing red. All […]


My Collection Of Sports Cards

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I have never been too keen on collecting things. I am sort of a simple guy at heart, so I love having only what I need. I have one running collection, however, that only seems to get bigger as the years go on. Sports cards. I really love gathering, trading and owning sports cards. My […]