Start a Collection: Ampersands

People used to collect stamps and coins, but the beautiful thing about being a modern woman, is that you can collect whatever you want.

What have I chosen to collect? Ampersands. I started an ampersand Pinterest board & was inspired to collect them for my home after I saw this quote: "Ampersand: Resembling a broken infinity, the ampersand reminds us that nothing truly lasts forever but there s always an AND."

My first ampersand was made by a dear friend for my bridal shower. I am purposeful in my ampersand purchases. I won't cherish an ampersand if I bought it at Target! Instead, I choose handmade items. That way it's more special, and there's always a story to tell about its origins.

Take a look at one of these gorgeous ampersand finds, and start your own collection!

(From left to right)
First row
Screen Print, shopampersand (Kansas City, Missouri); $22
14K Gold Dainty RingNatsukoJewelry (Columbus, Ohio); $150+
Laser-Engraved Beer Glasses (set of 2)vonBlatz (Wooster, Ohio); $28
Temporary Tattoopepperink (Brisbane, Australia); $5

Second row
Tote BagPrettyPennyPrints (Boston, Massachusetts); $24
Hair Tie Set, MadebyTrina (Birmingham, Alabama); $5
Paperclips, iluvdesign (Houston, Texas); $4.75
Vintage Metal Letter, VintageParamour (Santa Cruz, California); $128

Third row
Felt Floral Ampersand, SugarSnapBoutique (Idaho Falls, Idaho); $35+
Men's T-Shirt, mediumcontrol (Duluth, Minnesota); $25
Wall Decals, iinky (Seattle, Washington); $29.99+
Coffee Mug, AbbyandGraceShop (Vacaville, California); $13

Fourth row
Ceramic Pendantsoutherngracie (West Palm Beach, Florida); $7
Wood SignArtBySharell (Roanoke, Virginia); $42
Copper Key ChainPAPERandPLACE (Dallas, Texas); $40
Decorative PillowLeaCo (East Lansing, Michigan); $23+