With ideas from eye-catching displays of pottery and porcelain to winning looks for arrangements of books, baskets, and birdhouses, Collections provides avid home decorators with an inspired guide on how to creatively incorporate personal collections in their home decor. Filled with more than 80 full-color photographs taken from Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion magazine, this book instructs readers about the ins and outs of choosing what items to collect, how and where to collect, and most important, the best ways to display collections within the home. The first books in this popular new series, Plates and Paint, were released in Fall 1999. This series has moved Mary Engelbreit into a new style of publishing. Collections is a small collectible book (in the same size as Plates), beautifully produced and styled. This keepsake book is sure to inspire antique aficionados, packrats, and flea-market junkies alike!