- by Martha Whitney Butler
Are you looking for a colorful collectible that won't just sit around collecting dust? Well you might just want to consider some of those rainy day board games you played with as a child. Their bright colors and whimsical images not only open the flood gates of family fun memories, but they also lend themselves to a great starting point when decorating a room or collector's vignette.
Some of the old games and toys are so reminiscent of an actual color wheel that you can apply them to any color scheme. Take the vintage Chinese checkerboards for example. Even just one of these can serve as a pivotal decor point for a room. Give me a blank, white wall and a vintage Chinese checkerboard and we can go from there!
Black and white wooden dominos make for interesting fillers in bowls and vases as do colorful marbles. The ONE thing I allow myself to collect is vintage marbles. Not only do they not take up a lot of space, I can use them to fill bottles, vases, and even pull the Chinese checker board off of the wall and play.
Give some thought into displaying your collection in a vignette. Like items arranged together in a variety of positions and heights can really show of your collection. Don't stuff it all into a China cabinet and call it a day. Get creative!
So before you pack those board games away for a rainy day, reevaluate their potential and see if they can be incorporated into your home's décor!