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Tuesday, July 26, 2011



Joe and I have a few.

We have collected pottery and dough bowls for years. 
I recently started collecting cloches.
I wonder why?
Here is a cloche with an urn in it {I collect urns too} and vintage planters from a previous post.
I like to think the AC stands for air conditioning because we certainly can use it right now.

Most of our collections turn up in the living and dining room of our yellow house at one time or another. Nothing is too precious or valuable. It is just something that strikes our fancy.

In this image you can see more urns, and conch shells. All are small collections and fun to move around.

Here are some of our bowls, wooden and otherwise.
I can think of about a thousand things I am better at rather than making a collage. 

I have posted this image before so forgive me for doing it again but we love these conch shells and right now I am soaking another one in the sink.

I am joining the marvelous and multi-talented Suzanne at Privet and Holley. 
Do visit her for more Collections!

grace surrounds us


  1. I been missing you! But I so love your collections and your photography!

    Hope you will please drop by and enter my $50 Gift Card Giveaway!! Hometalk has said if I get 500 entries, they will increase the Gift Card to $100.

  2. Fun collections, Olive! I think our collections happen while we don't even realize we are making them!

  3. Oh we are the same. Collections everywhere. I love your letters and dough bowls are a favorite of mine too. I only have two. They can be pricey. Think of all the dough that rose in those bowls.

  4. Cute collections. I like the conch shells. Remind me of Florida. And I don't even want to know why you are soaking one.

  5. Hi Olive and I've loved seeing your collections! I want a dough bowl! :)
    be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  6. Hello Olive - how lovely of you to leave a message on my post. I love your conch shells, we don't have anything nearly as exotic over here.

  7. I love dough bowls and have been wanting one...just one!! I must be looking in the wrong neck of the woods. I don't really have any collections, maybe because my house is so small. I love the conch shell, too. They are SO pretty!

    Great collections Olive. Despite the heat, I hope you are having a good summer!


  8. Dough bowls are a fav of mine and I just found a great one last week. Will share it soon. Love your cloches and shells. Can't have too many shells.

  9. Lovely collections and photos for us today Olive! Your yellow house looks so warm and inviting.

  10. Hi Olive, love all of your collections!... the shells look so pretty and summery... and your collection of vintage bowls is fabulous!... xoxo Julie Marie

  11. Love your collections. I so want some big conch shells. I'm so in the mood for a beachy display.

  12. Love those letters....we've got a small collection of conch shells too - love 'em. All mine are from estate sales. They're so pretty..(the fact that people eat conch kind of creeps me out, but then I don't like most seafood!)

  13. I love cloches, too. They can elevate ordinary objects into something really extraordinary, don't you think? I love to visit your home through your blog, and am determined to get back into the habit of dropping by often! Annie

  14. Cloches are a real favorite. The images of the shells is gorgeous!

  15. Even saying dough bowl is fun.

  16. Hi Olive, I love seeing your collections because your photography is just beautiful!

    Enjoy your evening,

  17. I love dough bowls too Olive. Your living room looks so comfortable and inviting! And yes I think I know why you've started collecting cloches...probably the same one that's making me want to collect shells right now! *winks* Vanna

  18. Dearest Olive,

    Those conch shells will never tire the eye! Great display.
    Have a great remainder of the week neighbor and lots of love,


  19. I love all these things, T.
    And I have started a new
    collection of scrabble tiles
    to put in a big bowl like your
    alphabet cubes. I am a little
    jealous that your Joe likes to
    collect, sweet man!! Thanks
    for coming to my first ever
    Links party. Loved this peek
    into your collections!
    xx Suzanne

  20. Love those conch shells!! And I spy a white round coffee table, with scallops? ooooohhh,
    xoxo Debra

  21. Ah, grateful for AC too . . . and I collect lime green letters. Beautiful, Olive.

    I am coming over from Suzanne's at Privet and Holly.

    Glenda (link #27)

  22. Olive,
    Thanks so much for your visit and sweet comment, so glad to find your great blog. I Love your conch shells, and what a gorgeous photo that is!

  23. thank you for visiting and means a lot and I get to find your beautiful collections and blog..I spotted that lovely Ballerina covered vegetable dish in your collage. :-)glad to find you...


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