I have not always been one for display, however one of my bachelor's is in merchandising,
so I think it is a habit or some subconscious thing.
Not sure if I'm feelin' it, but I like the "things" above my refrigerator. The rooster was my Nanny's and the lemons remind me of both my Nanny and Grandma. The bottles of wine in the basket remind me of... ah'hem, my mom and my hubby's mom. And the big poppy is just so bright and fun, I couldn't resist.