A pictorial website promoting the beauty and collection of 19th Century blue & white transfer-printed feeders
An object in a museum case suffers the same de-natured existence as an animal in a zoo. In any museum the object dies - of soffocation and the public gaze - whereas private ownership confers on the owner the right and need to touch. As a young child will reach out to handle thing it names, the passionate collector, his eye in harmony with his hands, restores to the object the life-giving touch of its maker. - Bruce Chatwin, 1988
While collecting, I always thought of leaving something behind once I stopped to help those that followed. Nothing big or fancy, but "something".
With only the best of intentions starting out, my enthusiasm admittedly waned a little while building the website due to my failure in getting others equally as excited and wanting to share pictures of their collections for the website as well. For whatever reason, all were hesitant to share pictures of their collections which in my mind is almost an obligation when you have a collection.
Despite the disappointment, I hope the website has enough content to give a general sense of what's out there to collect and share with others.
Best - TheFeederGuy