I had a collection of angels. I am talking about 70 angels that started with a few angels that were my grandmother’s. It grew through the years. Family and friends gave me many of them. When I went to move a third time I really started to look at what I had in my house, and I realized a COLLECTION actually only has a few pieces that are amazing. Probably under 10. I was surprised, but it becomes clutter at some point, and many pieces are just OK. Only keep the fabulous ones.
Fabulous pieces are the ones you really like, and they will make a beautiful well placed collection when there are only a few. If you are thinking about storing the collection that is a great sign that it is time to let them go. Keep the pieces that have meaning, the rest can be donated.