Don't we all love to collect 'things' during the years? Beside the regular things as stamps and foreign money there are many with interesting collections. Mum and I are both collectors of all kind of things, mums latest passion is vintage French beaded flowers. The old ones are so fine and sweet. I would love to see one of your collections! Send me a picture through Etsy's conversations or email with your story about how it started or whatever you would like to tell about your collection!
PetitPlat: ''I started a tiny bjd (ball-joinded-doll) collection. I only have two right now, but I guess there will be more. They are quite expensive so I won't have 50 but 10 is possible lol! Here are my current two: Eleonore is the white skinned, a pukipuki lily from fairyland. Alice is the tanned girl a lati white sp gloomy from latidolls.'' You can see them having a lovely breakfast, made by PetitPlat herself:
Kreativlink: ''The most important things I collect are experiences and memories. Yeah - maybe that sounds a bit sniffy but, it’s the truth. Wonderful things I collect in my head. Just for me. Ha! But - the other things I collect are books. It’s not so much that I collect them, they just pile up here in the house. They are everywhere. In the living room, on the stairs, in the bedroom, in the bathroom (yes!)… but the biggest piles are in that little guestroom upstairs. No more emtpy shelves to fill. I think, soon we’ll really have a problem …''
ArtMind: ''I have a lot of stuff but I don't really collect anything franticly.What I've been buying lots of lately is yarn! :)''
SwiedeBie: ''I have the main CD-Rom back in 2004, and have a growing number of extension packs (which most are left in Singapore), these that I have now are the most commonly played ones by me. I am still investing in more extension packs for my Sim. As it may seem like a childish collection, but the total graphical simulations never fails to amaze child within any adult. As you can see my interest and love for designing, building, construction, manipulating and executing the way my Sims will want to live their lives. I will pass on this game knowledge to my daughter when she is older, oh well, of course I have to wait 9 more years for that... You never know...''
Kraplap: ''I am a real collector from almost everything, so it's a bit difficult to choose... But the most striking part to be seen in our house are the traditional costume prints that hang everywhere. The picture shows the wall along the stairs. It's part of my traditional costume collection on stamps, coins, postcards, and also books about ir, and costume parts like hats, skirts, jewelry etc....''
LaTouchables: ''I love to collect books and strange art objects--a skull from a cow (I think of it as art), a gold-leaf-painted box from Mexico, and this enameled silver and copper brooch from my old metalsmithing teacher. I love very few possessions, but the few I have are of significant sentimental weight. But I always keep in mind that I may lose them, and if so, I would be able to live without.''
Vadjutka: ''I „collect” two things – this means that if I have a chance I buy them, but I do not search them all the time.
-Glass! I love vintage and/or colorful glasses. I collected quite a few throughout the years. I store them on my bookshelf: most of them are from the flea market in Budapest, but I have a few from Japan and Macau.
-Jewelry! I love traditional folk art jewelry and I always buy something when I am abroad – and I also get them as gifts.
Ont he picture: Seed necklace from the Caribbean sea, Necklace made of African pressed beads (the pink one), Carved bone bead necklace with Buddhas from Tibet (in themiddle), Plastic necklace from Paris (black-orange one), Belt embellishment from Turkey (hanging on a string), Earrings from Tibet, Necklace from Afganistan (at the bottom).
IngerMaaike: ''I collect but one thing and that is life. Every day one day more in my collection of unique, happy, intriguing, exasperating, wonderful life.''
Meltemsem: 'I recently started a bell collection, it started when I heard that bells bring luck. I try to buy an interesting bell in every country I go, for now there are 6 of them.'
Alatvian: "I collect almost nothing since I lost everything when our house burned down and I realized that I don't need most of the things I had collected. But it is difficult for me to throw away the school-reports, awards of my children and gifts made by them. So one may say I am collecting them. :D"