I think this has happened to many collectors especially those living in earthquake country, California. Although my big crash occurred in Colorado – twice. The first time was because of improperly hanging a display cabinet due to lath and plaster. Oh the joys, of a 1940’s cottage. Thankfully some things bounced off the hardwood floor and well the others I just glued back together and told myself “they are still beautiful.” After all don’t we all get “fine cracks” while we age….
The other time was when my then toddler (pictured above) decided to “touch” the plates on the plate rack and two bounced off and crashed onto the not so soft hardwood floors. Again I just scooped them up and preserved the shards in a box. Someday when I have time I will make a mosaic planter or something.....
Have you ever had a crash? Isn't it the worse feeling at first and then slowly you feel better.
Plate rack circa 2010 - No temptation.
Happy Collecting! - Katie