Among the many collections around here, a favorite is a hodgepodge group of animals carved out of wood by African artisans.
There was a post on them a couple of years ago. If interested, you can read it here.
After the animals left the mantel, they were packed in a box and brought up to the attic. Now, they are back on display!
I like to rearrange collections and place them in different places all over the house.
The mini stampede now adorns the front hall table "safari style."
A little furniture polish and a quick rubdown with a paper towel brought back a sheen to the animals.
One can almost hear the stomping of elephant feet as the mama elephant and her babes march along the wooden table.
Of course, the animals will eventually move on, to make way for Halloween decor in October.
I like to think about the artisans who carved this lovely set of animals. Were they members of a family? Teenagers? Smaller children?
Did they feel badly to give up their creations after working so hard on them to make them look so real?
The tribesmen who watch over the herd came from yard sales. They are faithful guardians of the animals.
Until the animals get packed away again, they will bring smiles to everyone who sees them.
HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHERE TO DISPLAY COLLECTIONS?