Interiors: Do You Collect Anything?

Café au lait bowls I never thought I would actually collect anything, but over the years, I seem to have accumulated enough of a few things, to consider it a collection. These are the things I keep on my radar when I’m at the flea market or my favorite antique shops. To begin with, let’s be honest, collections can get out of control quickly! Before you know it, you’re “one of those people” with a house full of porcelain dogs or whatever you collect.

That being said, I still tend to have my eye out for certain items. Café au lait bowls are one thing I’ve collected for a long time. I have open shelving in my kitchen, and I love how they look up on the shelves – all different yet pulled together by their like color. Blue has been a lifelong favorite color and all the bowls have different patterns but in some shade of blue.

At a certain point I’ll have to put the breaks on with my café au lait bowls but for now, I am filled with excitement every time I find a new one!

Photos by Andrea Posadas for Sacramento Street


  1. Laura

    I love these! Blue is my all-time favorite color as well 🙂 I’ve started collecting vintage crystal cocktail and champagne glasses for my brass bar cart – love hunting second hand stores and flea markets for them!

    1. Caitlin

      Laura – blue is my favorite as well. I love that you are hunting for crystal glasses for your bar cart. It’s fun to have something to hunt for!

  2. Sofia

    I don’t collect things; in fact, I’m of the purging sort (toss/sell things I don’t use). But I do have a friend who gets these beautiful home buys from estate sales! She has these gorgeous tea set collections I absolutely love!!

    xo, Sofia

  3. Kate

    Oh, those BOWLS. 😍 I try not to let myself buy ALL the things that strike my fancy, but I do have a small collection… of small bowls. 🙂 I absolutely adore the sweet little bowls that are just the right size for a scoop or two of ice cream, so when I see one that really catches my fancy, I buy it. They’re also usually fairly inexpensive, so I don’ feel bad buying one here & there. We’re going to have open shelving when we finish the interior on our home, too!

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