If you are local, and haven't been to the cabin this year, you may be in for a surprise. There are quite a few changes. I don't think I'm the only one, who has noticed....the world gets harsher, coarser, meaner more and more every year. So, home should be a haven. A softer place. One where you should feel comfortable and comforted. I love the mix of old and new things. There is something cozy about having your home the way you want it. A lot of people do not want to be burdened with large collections of things. Some still enjoy collections. You may not want an entire tea set.....but a teacup beside your kitchen sink for your scrubber serves a purpose and is pretty. Succulents are very popular right now and fit in china pieces perfectly. Silver plate is not hard to polish......Hot water, lemon juice, baking soda and tin foil in a basin will get rid of most of the tarnish. I really don't mind a bit of tarnish, it gives the item some character. Use the silver plate to hold flowers(real or not), or plants. If you have serving pieces, use them...your family and guests will feel special.
I love funky junk, rust, old tools, repurposed items...on and on. I've tried to create vignettes at the cabin to inspire......This is how the cabin looks this year.