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   Posted 3/22/2010 1:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you collect anything? I mean besides gray hair and wrinkles.. shocked tongue Is there something that makes you smile when you see it and over time you enjoy having them around. Many years ago I had a bell collection. It was easy for others to buy for me but over the years I began to tire of dusting them and finding places to put them all. So when I remarried most of the bells went!

But...with hubby being a hockey fan, specifically a Penguins fan, we collect penguins. It has to be pretty special for us to add a new one but most of them have come as gifts anyway. I have ones as tiny as less than 1" and the largest is an inflatable one that's about 6' tall! smhair Many are stuffed and others are musical snow globes and charm boxes.

Do you collect something? If now would you like to?? Or have you in the past???

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   Posted 3/22/2010 3:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I love storyteller figures. They originated with Native American tribes in the southwest, and I've managed to collect a few, most purchased on one trip through New Mexico and northern Arizona.

My mother and I each had a small hummel collection, and when she died I combined hers with mine, and will leave them to my goddaughter after I've "moved on".


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   Posted 3/22/2010 5:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Good subject for the day Chutzy!

I'm kind of an old timer, and collect the old metal Balance Toys.


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   Posted 3/22/2010 5:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I may be the odd ball here cause I don't collect anything. As I've stated in the past I really can't stand clutter. It's just another part of my compulsive disorder that I can't handle disorder.
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   Posted 3/22/2010 6:12 AM (GMT -6)   
My Mother brought a page from a very large Bible back from a trip to Germany once. It was framed so that you can see both front and back of it. When she passed away, I got the Bible page. I started collecting crosses when I got the page. It seems like yesterday that she was gone, but in reality it has been almost 18 years. So, I've collected all sizes and shapes, I just have to look at them and really like them. I hang them around the Bible page in my entry. My favorite is not a cross though! It is a nail that is supposed to be an exact replica of the nails driven into the body of Christ. It's a reminder for me.
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   Posted 3/22/2010 7:06 AM (GMT -6)   

I collect Angel' husband started my collection with an Angel Cheeks that he gave me right after the fusion surgery.  Since then I get  them from friends and family for all occasions.

Love them all!


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   Posted 3/22/2010 7:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Fairies, dragons and Tweety Bird - yeah I know, and odd assortment but I don't keep them together. In fact, most of my Tweety stuff is in storage now but I used to collect everything Tweety about 10 years ago. Now my fancy is on fairies and Mood Dragons. Mood Dragons are figurines that have faces and gems to match every mood - happiness, greed, envy, fear, lucky etc. And the fairies I have are the season fairies - Summer, spring, fall and winter. I also have a few fairy things here or there. Oh and another thing I collect are unique picture frames. I like to find unusual picture frames and hang them on the wall with my family's pictures in them.
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   Posted 3/22/2010 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I used to collect stuffed animals, the ex didn't like them so they went by the wayside! I have a facination with lightbulbs and I do have a few that are unsual that I have collected over the years, my favorite is the one with a peace sign that glows, I got that in 1970 and it still works! I guess I just collect junk, I do have some bossom heads and animal figures from when I was in Germany in the early 80's and some Hummel liquor glasses (brandy sniffers?) or what ever they are called? Just a collection, of junk, if it is unusual I like it! I have gotten rid of allot of the stuff but still cling to a few items, Old cameras and that!

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   Posted 3/22/2010 10:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I have a small curio cabinet almost filled with cat figurines, I don't have a harmony kingdom cat figurine yet, so when I get one that'll be all for my collection.
my favorite is an old black cat small plant container that my grandma K had, I wish I had known her she loved plants and I like plants too....
i also collect Halloween black cat cross-stitch charts...this is just a quirk...
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   Posted 3/22/2010 10:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I collect black and white cows....stuffed, ceramic, glass..whatever material I can find them in. At one point a few years ago, I had over 400 cow themed items in my house - dishes, china, nick-nacks, wall hangings, shower curtains - you name it, and I had it. I sold the collection in 2005 when we sold our house and put the money towards my hubby's school costs. In the last year, items have somehow started reappearing in the I'm pretty happy about that!

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   Posted 3/22/2010 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I love old bottles, especially deep colored ones like the blues and greens. In fact, I bought two more yesterday. Old glass is amazing to me!
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