Growing up, Dad complained about the clutter on each surface in our house. I believe the term he used to describe our house was “obstacle course”. It’s true, Mom has always been a voracious collector of objects and small accessories, and each surface IS covered.
It’s a child-proofer’s worst nightmare, and a minimalists’ horror. But if you pay close attention, you will notice the stories she tells with these mini-collections. It’s not just stuff plunked down; these are real vignettes, that include scale, shape and color in an artful way.
If you want to learn how to compose a vignette, Mom can teach you something. Organized chaos, perhaps. ut the obstacle course is intact, and certainly wouldn’t be home any other way.