"Creating something beautiful is compelling and addictive. It's meditation of sorts," writes Hilary Robinson. “The assemblage process, adding that you don't need anything except your eye and your chosen objects. Even if nothing else in your room pleases you, you can transform one surface to your own satisfaction." She said, “The resulting still life is like a museum of you. It's more personal, more likely to trigger funny anecdotes and less bogus than a single mass-produced aged brass bowl or vintage hourglass cranked out by Restoration Hardware. There's a longing for individuality out there."
Herein lie the reason for creating your family museum, “a museum to you.” But not only you. Your family. Your heritage. Your history. Reading Ms. Robinson’s take on creating is compelling. I feel that my blog is convincing, persuasive and influential to empower you to stop throwing your memories away and encourage your family members, other relatives and even friends to save and display their heirlooms and collections.
As always, the main challenge in creating a museum is having the space to do so. Many of my blog posts address this task, therefore, if you haven’t read them, do so now. Step-by-step directions, suggestions and examples will give you the information you need to get started. As then and now, if you have any questions, please send a comment and I will answer them. I also appreciate your ideas. Have some to share, send a comment and I will write about it in a post if you would like me to.
After you read the posts, take a walk around your home, scrutinize available space – be it in a closet, on a bookshelf, or employing a curio cabinet or more – where ever you display your treasurers, it will be fine. This quote by Walt Whitman, an American poet, essayist and journalist, hits it right on the head: “Every cubic inch of space is a miracle.” So envision, imagine, and delight in the creation of your family museum. And don't forget to send me your comments. Thank you.