Home is where the heart is. We’ve all heard the expression. Usually the “home” in this popular phrase is meant to refer to a special friend or family member and their connection to the heart. But sometimes, “home” can simply mean home.
After all, home is the place that we live. The place where we spend time with those we love. The place visited by family and friends. Why shouldn’t this physical abode reflect our heart? Tell our story? Show off our style and passion? The short answer is, it can. And you don’t have to be a master in the principles of Feng Shui to pull it off either.
A simple way to bring vibrance, life and character into your home is with collectibles. Those things you enjoy acquiring, accumulating and collecting. Those things you really want people to notice. Those things that make you light up inside when you see them on display or when someone asks you about the story behind them.
Collectibles say quite a bit about who you are and what you are interested in. And your home is the perfect showcase for them.
We’ve compiled a list of The 9 Best Collectibles for the Home. We have also included wonderful examples of each to consider for your own home. Let’s have a look, shall we?
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Collector plates provide a compelling canvas to bring art to life. They are expertly crafted to best showcase the visions of acclaimed artists in your home and are considered family heirlooms, so they can be passed down for years to come.
Will you heed the call of the wild? Master wildlife artist James A. Meger’s vision of Wolf Spirit guardians provides the impressive foundation for this collection. Showcased on 3 glow-in-the-dark collector plates within a bow-and-arrow display, his dramatic art is further elevated with real leather, genuine feathers, and a hand-strung dreamcatcher. Just imagine how incredible the almost 3-foot-wide presentation will look in your home!
Diecast cars let you own the vehicle you have always dreamed about. You could certainly display an entire fleet of these precision engineered, highly detailed tributes, but with merely one you can rev up a home with your love for classic cars and trucks.
The ultimate muscle car can be yours! 50 years of fiery thrills come roaring to life with this 1:18-scale diecast salute to the 1970 Chevelle SS. From bumper-to-bumper, it is loaded with impressive details meant to recreate the coveted original speedster. You can even open the doors to inspect the sleek black interior. And wait until you see what’s under the hood. That big-block 454 V8 is the stuff of gearheads’ dreams
Collectible Coins and Proofs
Coin collecting may seem like a private activity but choosing to display rare coins and collectible Proofs can add a lot of class to a home. And starting a collection with The Bradford Exchange will often guarantee the inclusion of a deluxe display case as well.
STAR WARS™ fans will not want to miss this one! If you have been enjoying The Mandalorian™ this officially-licensed collection shows off your love for the beloved characters of the hit TV series. Captured in full color on 99.9% silver-plated Proofs, The Child, Kuiil and more come to life, accented with sculpted bas-relief details. The collection also includes a FREE display box so you can easily display and protect each of your Proofs.
Collectible figurines help express the things you’re passionate about in handcrafted detail, from sports and entertainment, to fine art and the great outdoors. Create a main theme in your home or mix it up with different figurines. Each one has their own story.
Deck your halls with Disney this Christmas! Tinker Bell leads the way in this festive collection that features Disney’s favorite leading ladies dressed in distinctive holiday gowns. Each one of these elegant, elongated figurines sparkles with genuine Swarovski®crystals, simulated jewels, and glittery finishes so they are sure to add an air of enchantment wherever you choose to display them in your home.
Music boxes are heirloom-quality treasures that bring art, beauty and song to your living space. With a storied history dating back to the 1800s, these musical keepsakes have been a curiosity for a while and are sure to generate the same attraction in your home.
Elevate your abode with the idyllic beauty of nature! Renowned artist Joe Hautman’s vision of songbird pairs graces this Heirloom Porcelain®music box, lavished with 22K gold highlights. It mirrors the look of rare antique music boxes to bring a touch of sophistication to your home, and there is even an elegant inscription under the lid to inspire your days with sunshine and song. Plays “The Wind Beneath My Wings.”
Snow Globes and Glitter Globes
Snowglobes and glitter globes are instant conversation starters! When you have one on display, people won’t be able to resist asking you the story behind it? And you won’t be able to resist watching the snow or glitter swirl around like magic inside this work of art.
Your journey to HOGWARTS™ begins right here. Transport yourself to the magical world of HARRY POTTER™ with this spellbinding glitter globe. HOGWARTS School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is recreated with incredible realism beneath a crystal-clear glass globe and lights up to the tune of “Hedwig’s Theme.” And don’t miss the HOGWARTS Express. It goes ’round and ’round the base with the flip of a switch.
Welcome signs and address signs not only offer a pleasant greeting to guests, but they also set the mood for your home. Whether displayed in your yard, on your front door or on the wall, they are an ideal way to share spirit and enthusiasm for the things you love.
It’s a baseball fan’s dream come true! Celebrate your winning spirit with this indoor/outdoor address sign officially licensed by Major League Baseball™ Not only is it custom printed with your address, but it also features the logo and colors of your favorite team. Plus, it arrives with both metal yard stakes and hanging hardware, so your display options are endless. It’s like a homerun for your home!
Sculptures let you turn your home into a museum filled with fascinating works of art. From commanding statements of loyalty and pride, to scenic vistas of natural beauty, these handcrafted collectibles bring the things that inspire you to life.
Experience the passion, love and beauty of the life of Christ in a unique way! Witness the Holy Nativity, his teachings and his glorious Ascension with this masterpiece sculpture inspired by the work of acclaimed artist Thomas Kinkade. Each Renaissance art-inspired scene is individually sculpted and intricately hand-painted to shed a brand-new light on the greatest story ever told.
Wall decor lets you express your personality and style in a truly unique way. Whether you choose multiple pieces to turn your space into an art gallery or just a few key pieces to add a particular flair or mood, the walls of your home offer so many possibilities.
Recreate the Northern Lights in your home! This dramatic collection showcases the breathtaking wolf art of acclaimed artist James Meger on Native American-inspired dreamcatchers. The dreamcatchers are enhanced with realistic embellishments, including hand-sculpted arrowheads and real leather lacing. But the real awe happens when you flip a switch – the art illuminates in waves of green, blue and violet to emulate the Aurora Borealis.
We really hope our list has provided some great inspiration for your beloved dwelling. There are certainly plenty of ways to bring your own personality to each room of your home. Remember, collecting things is fun, but it doesn’t always have to be something you do in private. Sharing your collectibles by displaying them can be just as meaningful and make your space a wonderful extension of you.The 9 Best Collectibles for the Home by The Bradford Exchange