I sometimes have to agree with Dorcas Lane – and all of you who watch Larkrise to Candleford will know exactly what I am talking about - when describing myself, I have to say I am a woman who has certain weaknesses, one of those is that I have too many collections.
I was perusing in Etsy (as you do) and found the sweetest little tin of talcum powder being offered by Mary of thelostrooms http://www.etsy.com/shop/thelostroom that would go just right in one of my collections and so my weakness overcame me, even though I had promised myself to be good this month and not buy anything for myself, I found myself pressing the ADD TO CART button and low and behold it was mine.
In my bathroom is my cabinet full of lovely pretty vanity items including bottles of perfumes from days gone by that when you lift the lid actually don't smell too good anymore but that I love.
These are nestled in amongst Victorian floral trinket pots, pots of lotions and potions and Victorian trade cards.
I have the excuse that this collection does not take up too much room - only one cabinet - but I really don't know that I believe that as I know eventually it will spill over, in fact what I have not shown you is that there is actually some more floral china sitting on the top of the cabinet..... as I say collecting is my biggest weakness.