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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...wish 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 5:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Boy Chutz; you hit the "Red Button" here. Collectibles; love em. Do four days a week. I not only have my personal favs, like; Depression Glass, Fenton Glass, and Carnival Glass, but I also go hunting for treasure for other collectors. For example; right now I am seeking glass insulators. Like the kind we used to hear explode outside our bedroom windows, at night. A glass insulator, through which electrical wires run. Oh yeah; also I collect sensible shoes to mail to Haiti.

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   Posted 3/22/2010 8:59 AM (GMT -6)   
The gray hair, wrinkles and saggy skin is about it anymore. I use to collect clowns but have gotten rid of all of them. I use to collect shot glasses from everywhere we traveled and got rid of them.
According to the family photo gallery I'm doing in my living room I collect children. Your pretty good at that too Chutzie.
Well duh, I just remembered when I posted this I do have some angels and cherubs but not a whole lot that requires extra space for them. I have quite a few angels in my office and my bathroom is done in cherubs.
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   Posted 3/22/2010 9:20 AM (GMT -6)   
When I was a kid, I had a teddy bear collection. I collected all kinds of bears. My aunt kept buying me Boyd's bears. I had a bear that when you turned it on, it snored and its belly moved up and down. My collection went to my mom when I got tired of them. I don't collect anything now. I don't have the money or space to have a collection...Unless you count books. I love books. I have almost the entire "In Death" series by J.D. Robb. So, if books count, then I collect books because I love to read.
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   Posted 3/22/2010 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
How about white hair and sagging skin? Other than that, inside the house I have a collection of Scotties, little ones for the shelves and larger ones that sit on the floor. Most importantly, my real live baby Scottie. He has his own collection - Leaves! My family can't pass something 'Scottie' w/o getting it for me. I have also got a large collection of angels and Santas, they have usually been gifts from family and friends. I have a rather large collection of family pictures, given to me again, by different members of my family. They feel these treasures will be safe w/ me.
Now as we move outside the house, I collect plants. There are several I really like. One type in particular I have been accused of never being able to walk past is a Hosta. I usually love color in my plants, but there is just something about Hostas. Drool!!! I want so badly to be able to 'play' in the dirt. I have picked up some books from the library on how to make gardening more accessible for ppl w/ limitations. I just hate the idea of never being able to play in my garden again. I will find a way. I guess I'm just stubborn.
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   Posted 3/22/2010 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Lol, Marlee. wink

I collect Christmas ornaments. I usually buy a Hallmark ornament every year, and I try to buy one from places I visit if I go on vacation. My husband also has to travel abroad sometimes for work, so he tries to bring me back one from the countries he visits.
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   Posted 3/22/2010 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Count me in too with the gray hairs, wrinkles and saggy skin tongue
Over the years I've had differant things I have collected, antiques, crystals, and
fairies. My office is filled with family pictures of three generations. I recently packed
up my fairy collection to give to my grandaughter when she is older. I've kept a few
that have sentimental value.
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   Posted 3/22/2010 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I started collecting angels before it was the popular thing to do.  I have many and am just about "angeled" out now.  I have no more room! 
Alice, I love Hosta, too!  I had them in my yard up north but they don't grow down here...that I know of.  I loved the variegated ones.
Chutz, we have the Lightning for our hocky team, the Rays, for our baseball team, and the Buccaneers for our football team.  Perhaps, I'll start collecting buccaneers!  Now, THAT sounds like fun!  devil
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   Posted 3/22/2010 3:24 PM (GMT -6)   

I collect rocks. Petoskey stones, different colors of chert, quartz, anything. Even granite. I love rocks. My husband put me a place to put them in the yard, because I was filling up too many coffee cans. lol...

I make jewelry out of some of them. and like to tumble them also. The petoskey stones are softer so you can cut them on a rock saw and make crosses and such.

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   Posted 3/22/2010 4:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I collect elephants. I probably have 300 by now. I just don't bother to dust them too often. Diane
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   Posted 3/22/2010 6:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Sherrine, I also love the variegated, and the blue and the minis! See my problem? I used to have a lot of shade in my yard, but we've lost a lot of trees thru the yrs. Have to find a safe place to put my babies. lol  There is a man here that has an unbelievable sale of Hostas on Father's Day wk end. His yd is just filled w/ Hostas and other shade plants. I could live in his yd. Instead of that, I just clean him out.  smilewinkgrin
If you're going to collect some Buccaneers, be sure to invite them to your next party. They will be a fun addition to Donna's merry men.
I have several of the 'Flying Angels', some in my kitchen, living room, and in my bedroom. I don't think you can ever have enough angels looking out and over you. I use to make some folk art angels and gave them to my special ppl.
I'm not ready to give up any of my collections yet, hopefully, never.
God bless.   Alice
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