The battle of the sexes is as old as time. He wanted the cave at the top of the mountain so he could see off in the distance. She wanted the cave next to the babbling brook because it was peaceful and they had close proximity to water.
Now we have “she sheds” versus “man caves.” Light versus dark. Flowers versus leather. Garden pots versus cigars and humidors.
There are no set rules as to what men and women collect. Beautiful ethereal American Art pottery? Most of the collectors I’ve know have surprisingly been men. Zippo lighters? Yes, it’s men who collect these. Vintage robots and space toys, men.
Men collect corkscrews. Women collect buttons. He drinks. She sews? Men collect vintage gas station memorabilia. Women collect cats, real and ceramic. He drives. She likes cuddly company.
Yes, women love quilts, flowery sheets and vintage kitchen items. But they also love American primitives, farmhouse antiques and inspirational signs.
There are no hard and fast rules as to who collects what. Many women collect automobilia and military items and I’ve know lots of men who collect Barbie dolls! But no matter what he or she collects it’s all for fun.
Our mash-up this month celebrates the battle of the sexes. She shed vs. Man cave. The female artist, the dark warm leather of a man’s study, the female collector, the male collector. Come on in to The Mercantile this Thursday through Sunday, April 5-9 and join in on the battle! Opening at 10 AM.