While shopping for some additional school supplies yesterday I came across a non-toxic adhesive called E-Z-Tak. Removable and reusable, it's used to hold items in place and appears similar to the museum putty sold here. Totally practical if you live with kids, pets or klutzy significant other :-) but have pretty things you want to safeguard.
Of course, some of you will say it's called "putting your stuff away." However, I truly believe that families and and a least a few pretty accessories can co-exist. My only rule is that decor should never be precious. So I shop accordingly and never buy anything I can't part with.
Which brings me back to this putty. I've had good luck so far with my cherubs but a little extra 'breakage' insurance never hurt, right?