I love to collect small things and group them together on a plate or in a bowl. It is a fun way of displaying those tiny collections and keeping them out in sight to enjoy. I use to carry the Guardian Angel piece in my car but decided that it would be pretty hanging out with the other smalls.
One of my favorites collections are old rosaries. Though I am not Catholic, I love knowing that each one has been used for prayer and they have been handled with love and meaning.
Old keys rest atop brown transfer ware butter pats.
Everything is layered and stacked on top of a silver plate cake stand.
I love the detail in the butter pat. Look at the little people! Just plain sweeeeet!
Simple. Casual. Gathered with care and love. Tiny bits that make me smile.