A customer asked me the other day about starting a collection of something and how to begin doing it. My advice was to choose something they love and then start from there. Also that what they choose does not need to be grand in the least. Or it could be. Whatever brings them delight when they look at the grouping. I mentioned the champagne cork collection that began when I started collecting the corks from bottles of Veuve we enjoyed. I knew seeing the champagne corks each day would be a reminder of the joyous times when we popped open a bottle. Super easy collection to begin–from something you enjoy, like favorite shells from beach walks or concert ticket stubs. Put them in a glass bowl and let the collection begin.