Friday, March 4, 2011

Shelves in the Attic

My attic
As I've discussed here before, I'm a big collector. Mostly, I concentrate on items with an Americana and/or feminist twist - Amish quilts, milk caps, suffragette postcards, and of course jewelry and shoes.

I also have an extensive ribbon hoarding issue collection, and a nice supply of vintage fabric and beads. 

And what is the number one, most important thing for a collector to have? Space. Lots and lots of space. And for the first time, I have this too.

We recently bought a house (coincidentally?) from an avid collector. A collector of such insanity extent, that no one else could see past his copious stuff and appreciate the house. For me, his collections of dolls, boats and maps were all part of the home's charm.

Not to mention, he had my perfect attic.

My perfect built-in shelving, two-zone climate controlled, air-purified museum storage quality attic.

Are you a collector who dreams about endless shelves in the attic? Or do you think collector is just a fancy way of saying hoarder?

7 comments:

Jill said...

OMG wow! That is perfect for you! I would KILL for such organized space!

Anna said...

i'm not gonna lie, the shelves are nice. but no-longer-living in manhattan nice? that i'm not so sure about...

skramly said...

That's your attic??? Can we move in?

Anna said...

of course :) i didnt realize you had never seen my favorite part of the house

Elizabeth-Flourish in Progress said...

i'm doing my best to be happy for you here, but i am filled with some intense jealousy.=)

that is some drool-worthy storage. one day, i would love to have something that controls humidity and is air-purified. truly, truly awesome.

glad the collector sold his home to someone who would TRULY appreciate all the thought and work he put into the space!

Anna said...

it's so true, i felt like a kindred spirit was taking over his collector palace. the realtor seemed to be want to be through with the both of us!

Thien-Kim aka Kim said...

I totally need one of those with room for a crafting table! Alas I only have a 2BR apartment.

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