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Collecting and Displaying Folk Art

Posted by Anne Damon in Living With Folk Art

Everyone has a different idea of home and how to select and arrange objects, whether it's folk art or other treasured belongings. Here are a few shots of living with folk art and a few simple ideas for collecting and displaying. Want more? Follow our Living With Folk Art Board on Pinterest.

1. Collections should be personal. They should always be what YOU want to collect.

2. Be patient. Build your collection slowly, buying one piece at a time. Be choosy and pick the best quality you can afford.



3. Showcasing handmade folk art is all about balance. Don't overfill your house--every piece needs a little room to breathe and to be visible. I like to make every piece in my shop (and my home) feel special. These pieces have stories and they can tell them better when they are visible to you and your visitors.


4. Group like items or like colors.Folk art is more interesting when the color or object theme is the same.



5. Have fun. Be quirky. Don't be afraid to collect or use pieces that are unexpected, either in the same vein as folk art or completely opposite. I always fall for things that put a smile on my face.



6. Don't seek perfection. Handmade folk art is imperfect. Every piece has a story of the maker and something of themselves in it. Each piece is unique, sometimes not perfectly even, square, painted or decorated.




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