I am a collector. There I said it. I admitted it on my blog for the world to see. My last post was about a cool collection I had. Vinyl. This post will definitely showcase some of my not so cool collections over the years.
Bags. As in shopping bags. The catch was that they had to be from different countries. My dad traveled some when I was a kid, and I always loved the bags the souvenirs came in. They were so interesting to me with their foreign writing. I have since gotten rid of those bags. I'm guessing I just trashed them at some point.
Hats. Lot of different kinds of hats and caps. I still have part of this collection. I saw it the other day when I was going through the boxes to be put in the attic. At the time I had no idea I would be writing this post so I didn't take a good look at it to see what was left. It made me smile though.
Within the hat collection there is a small sub-collection of old hats.
Now I didn't go out and purchase these old hats. They belonged to a great aunt of mine. When I was little I used to love to go to her house and try on all her hats. When she died my grandmother secured these 6 for me. Ahh...memories.
Buttons. Completely random buttons. I have no idea where some of them came from.
At the bottom left of this picture are some aluminum coin things that were stamped with sentiment and given to me by a friend. They were in the button collection bag as well.
Salt and Pepper Shakers
Please...I know. What in the world was I thinking? Where do I put these?
I also have 7 of these...
and 11 of these.
I've dabbled in stamps, rocks, Wizard of Oz figurines, and Santa Clauses over the years as well as other things I'm sure I'm not remembering.
Currently I am collecting books...classic children's literature as well as Newbery Award winners and honor books. I couldn't even begin to tell you how many books I have in boxes everywhere. I also have an ongoing collection of Nativity Scenes. There are four set up in my house and two more in a crate somewhere between Turkey and Texas.
It's a sickness I tell you.