Changing Over Collections
inDecember 28, 2012 - 5:51pm
I think there comes a point in every collection that one tends to par down a wee bit... whether it's to add greater focus or perhaps expand to house two or three different fun collectibles. My interests started many moons ago with Antique and Vintage Tea cups. I loved to browse my favorite online and brick and mortar shops to find the perfect new acquisition to my collection. It was some years later that my interest in Cameos sparked! It's a passion that has never waned.... How could it?! To view these wearable works of art is to truly fall in love with the craft. Amazing to me that a shell, with it's many colorful layers, can be transformed to fabulous depictions, classic profiles, Mythological scenes, floral designs and Religious themes. An art-form that was started centuries ago and still in fashion if you covet such style.
Several years ago I was "introduced" to Portrait miniatures. Oh My! For me it was cameo profiles come to life in color. So fascinating to collect portraits of the women that WORE The cameos centuries ago! I loved how both my collections compliment each other.
I am constantly educating myself and truly adore helping new collectors relish in these artworks as well... I've been lucky enough to assist many collector's in forming and building their own collections. Advising when asked too and teaching where I could on the subjects. Such a vast territory, and always a student I am still learning.
Even more recently, I've become a bit intrigued with antique and vintage dolls. My collection is small and I intend to keep it that way, however it's also an important part of my everyday love in collecting and learning.
I often have a good laugh. I truly appreciate artworks in all forms (including amazing woodwork of antique furniture) and it's likely due to the fact that I am not to talented or crafty a trait I admire and envy!
Who knows in the coming years if I will add another branch to my collecting bliss! All I know is my collections bring me tremendous Joy (NO pun intended!) and I look forward to many more years on Ruby Lane as not only a dealer, but a customer to my fellow dealers as well.
Wishing all of you the same enjoyment in your own collecting adventures!
Written by Joy Korzenko
Joy's Tiny Treasures on Ruby Lane
Byline for article:
Joy's Tiny Treasures on Ruby Lane is run by Joy Korzenko and Re-located from Long Island, New York to Fort Mill, South Carolina last year. Specializing in Antique Cameos & Portrait miniatures I strive to offer Top-Notch customer service and a Fresh selection that is ever changing. I pride myself on keeping inventory that suites all Collector's taste's and budgets too~ Something for everyone!