This is kind of Waldorfy, and I'm not sure where else to put it, so...
We are a family that quite likes collecting minerals, crystals, semi-precious stones and so forth. Occasionally I will use them as part of a nature table, but truth be told, I have 3 kiddos under 4 and most of the time I am too tired to keep up with the nature table and I grow weary of the kids upending it all, crushing leaves all over the house etc... so for now, I'm looking for something a little more lock & key IYKWIM?
ATM, most of our collection is displayed in...a dresser drawer. I really want to find a way to showcase these objects so that we can all enjoy them, but I don't want anything that looks overly formal or fussy as we live in a fairly vintagey / cottagey kind of place. But if I just put our pieces out on a bookshelf of mantel, I know they'll get broken for sure.
So if you were me, where would you put this stuff?