I decided to make a list of all the things I collect or have collected over the years of my life. So here goes:
1)Stamps-I started out when I was 9 or 10 and collected stamps from all over the world. I've slowed down quite a bit and have now limited my collection to the US up to 2005.
2)Spoons-Those kitschy ones with the names and places you visit on vacation. I try to collect one from everywhere I've been--I have 2 racks full so far.
3)Elephant things-Elephants are of sentimental value to my dh and me. Our first date
(blind date, I might add) took us to the Bronx Zoo. We clicked right away & got so involved talking that we actually walked in circles & always found ourselves at the Elephant House. That became "our little thing" and now nearly 16 years later, I still buy him a new elephant of some kind be it a statue, magnet, mug etc. I actually made 2 that are in our collection. (polymer clay following patterns)
4)Animal statues-Again something I started as a child because I love animals. My latest addition to this one is a brown bear that I got in Idaho. It started with unicorns & tigers which I have the most of. I have lots of others including a camel, llama, seals, penguins, hedgehog, and flamingo.
5)Blown glass-again mostly animals-camel, dragon, unicorn, flamingo, turtle, penguin, pelican, rhino & lobster to name but a few. Also bicycle & Christmas tree. So, yes you could say I have a glass menagerie!
6)Southwestern stuff-I love the area, I love the look & have my living room decorated in that style. Besides buffalo,boots, candles, & a mandela..I have 2 large paper mache cacti (one I made) a stuffed howling coyote that I made, a quilt I made & a paper mache steer head I painted. Much more, but this post can't go on forever!
Wow, I collected more than I thought when I sat down to think about it. And my last collection which is ongoing and very much loved is.....
7)Elvis memorabilia-Including 2 bottles of wine from the Elvis Presley Vineyards, a replica of Rusty Wallace's #2 Elvis car (any nascar fans?), figures, plates, a cow dressed as Elvis and my latest a set of Elvis matreska dolls.
Which brings me to this Friday's Question...What do you collect? I invite anyone interested to post here or in their blog & let me know.
Have a great weekend!