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    all sorts of things mostly related to the 40s and 50s or primitives.
    Here are a few of my collections I have a lot of stuff stored! I rotate stuff when I get tired of looking at this then I regroup and get out other collections. I collect Reindeer and snowmen and angels for Christmas and other holidays I also collect certain things but here is what I have out now.

    This is part of the wall boxes the way they were a few months ago.
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    This wall I change from time to timeThis is how it looks now
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    I collect Angels, Cobalt blue glass, roosters and it seems a lot of junk! The Angels are mostly in my sewing room with my gusrdian angels watching over the two children on the bridge are in the living room. The roosters stay in the kitchen and cobalt blue glass is in nearly every room. I collect antique furniture when I find something I can afford.

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    More chickens!!
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    This is another part of the wall the way it was a few months ago
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    I collect chickens!!
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    My dad's "drawers" they have a label that says JC Penny age 2 and one says Joe Penny I inherited a trunk from my grandmother and they were in the trunk!!
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    my antique stove My gkids used to try to crawl into it and play and I found myself yellilng at them to get out of the oven!!
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    More chickens!!
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    I love all of your collectibles!!!! I got a chuckle out of the drop seat long johns too :lol: :lol: :lol: I quit collecting a while back, I would start a collection and well meaning family and friends wanted to add to them. Let's just say most of the time it was not what I originally had in mind :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Very nice, I like all your collectables, I used to collect but The house I have now is tiny and i keep moving stuff out :wink:

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    Just a few more and I'm done! I promise! This is my kitchen - I collect things related to the 40s and50s so I had this idea that I wanted to paint my kitchen 50's red. I figured my husband Glen would say no way! but my dear hubby rarely stands in my way of doing what I want and he usually helps me so he said that might look interesting and we painted it red! It does shock people when they see it for the first time.

    Most of my granite ware and my rolling pins in the bucket at the end of the shelf.
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    I made the bakers rack with the candy jars on it from 2x4s and plywood all by myself with some coaching from my hubby. I collect jars and these candy jars are canisters for flour sugar pancake flour cereal jello mixes and more
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    My uncle was going to burn this cabinet and my mom saved it. When she decided she was done with it she gave it to me and we hung it on the wall above my freezer
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    Love your collections and how you showcase them. I don't have a decorator bone in my body. Eating a meal at your house would be like eating at Cracker Barell my favorite place to eat!

    I noticed the viewmasters! I collected viewmaster reels for a long time until everyone on Ebay decided they were hard to find and raised the price so much it wasn't fun anymore. I have a few old Singer products in my sewing room but I don't collect any one theme.

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    all most done!!

    My jars and my tin lamp. It is an oil lamp redone. My husband collects oil lamps and I wanted tin so I had to have this!
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    My sink! It is an old farmhouse table. My cousin cut the hole and installed the sink.(he thought I was crazy!) and I painted it and did the brick work.
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    All I can say is, "WOW". How do you dust it all? I can identify with a lot of the things you have. Does that make me an antique ??? :lol:

    I remember cooking on a stove like yours at one time. And then we got a new one, a Roper I believe. My grandmother had a coal stove. I remember sitting the iron on it to get it hot so she could iron. And the wooden ironing board - I inherited that and used it for years. AHHH, memory lane.

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    Wonderful collections!!!!!! :D

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    Cool collections. I collect cows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    Cool collections. I collect cows.
    So Little Hud where are the pictures??

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    Your collections are wonderful!! I am drooling over each & every picture, as I view them!! :D I love to collect also. I collect figural lady powder jars from the early 1900's. They do take up a lot of space, but I wouldn't part with them, for anything!! :D :D :D :D

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    Those are some beautiful items, I love the roosters!

    So...here's my "collection" I have these, as well as a huge collection of vintage ceramic boxers! :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by SulaBug
    Your collections are wonderful!! I am drooling over each & every picture, as I view them!! :D I love to collect also. I collect figural lady powder jars from the early 1900's. They do take up a lot of space, but I wouldn't part with them, for anything!! :D :D :D :D
    My mom would love those! She used to be an antique dealer and she collects hats and gloves and anything that they used to set on a dresser like the hand held mirrors and compacts and such.
    The powder jars are popular lately. You probably have a good investment there. I don't remember what they are going for now but I know what you are talking about. They are lovely!

    My mom was a collector as I grew up with the idea of opening an antique store so I guess I absorbed a lot of my collecting bug from her.
    I have a lot of stuff stored. I keep saying I need to stop but I never will!! But I am more discerning now. It's fun to go antiqueing even when I only have a few dollars to spend!! And we love the junk shops!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtHomeSewing
    Those are some beautiful items, I love the roosters!

    So...here's my "collection" I have these, as well as a huge collection of vintage ceramic boxers! :D
    Love! love! your collection!! We had a white boxer and she tried to kill the pups so I had to try to raise them by hand. I lost all but one. I gave her to my fil and as my nephew used to say she was a kid in a dog's coat! She was big and wonderful with the kids!! She was a real character!

    So what are their names?? They are beautiful! Are they all from differant lines or are there mother and daughter anywhere there?

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    They truly are wonderful, totally "collectible" :-)

    My "collection" are all related, the photo was taken last summer on a trip to San Juan Island, WA.

    Left to Right:

    Aimee, now 10 (Dam of Falon and Belle, grandma to Randi) and Aimee is "mommy's girl"!

    Randi, just turned 4 (daughter of Falon, by a boy who lives in Southern California)

    Striker, turned 12 years old in March (sire of Falon and Belle, grandpa of Randi)

    Falon, 7 years old, Mom of Randi, and then her littermate on the far right...

    Belle 7 years old who insists on being "Daddy's girl"

    I really should get some photos of my ceramic boxers!



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    Quote Originally Posted by AtHomeSewing
    They truly are wonderful, totally "collectible" :-)

    My "collection" are all related, the photo was taken last summer on a trip to San Juan Island, WA.

    Left to Right:

    Aimee, now 10 (Dam of Falon and Belle, grandma to Randi) and Aimee is "mommy's girl"!

    Randi, just turned 4 (daughter of Falon, by a boy who lives in Southern California)

    Striker, turned 12 years old in March (sire of Falon and Belle, grandpa of Randi)

    Falon, 7 years old, Mom of Randi, and then her littermate on the far right...

    Belle 7 years old who insists on being "Daddy's girl"

    I really should get some photos of my ceramic boxers!


    They are an adorable collection!!!! They must be very well behaved if you took them on vacation with you!!

    We also had a brindle boxer I named Rocky for the rocky road ice cream. That is what he made me think of.

    Thank you for sharing your "collection" They are wonderful!

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    Love your collection, I to love to collect. I have a tea cup collection,pez dispensers,vanity bunnies, victorian hats and gloves, old jewelry, bowls, antique chickens, sissors, buttons, beads, beanie babies,tin signs,fishing lures, boot hooks, silverware,spoons,fruit shaped pitchers, and glass pitchers, birdhouses. OK I'll stop now.........well just one more my favorite one, FABRIC!

    P.S. At home I really love your collection too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewhappy57
    Love your collection, I to love to collect. I have a tea cup collection,pez dispensers,vanity bunnies, victorian hats and gloves, old jewelry, bowls, antique chickens, sissors, buttons, beads, beanie babies,tin signs,fishing lures, boot hooks, silverware,spoons,fruit shaped pitchers, and glass pitchers, birdhouses. OK I'll stop now.........well just one more my favorite one, FABRIC!

    P.S. At home I really love your collection too!
    So you mean my fabric? You can't see all of it in the picture I have more stashed in some picnic baskets that sit by the antique stove. I also have shelves above where I sit that goes all the way to the ceiling that are full and shelves below and behind my sewing machine behind me.

    What I showed of my collections is only half or less of all of it. The red tall cabinet by the stove is full of stuff to decorate with old collectible type stuff and the stove is full of collectible stuff and I collect aluminum coffee pots that are in boxes out in the Model T garage. and mom and I share a barn she has and it is full of my and her stuff! collectible and otherwise.
    I have old books in boxes in the garage and collectibles in the bathroom and in the bedroom. Behind the green pie safe is a set of shelves that look like a wall behind the safe and it is full of my husband's LP and 45's and record players and radio's and victrola records and 8 tracks and anything related to old music
    The pepsi machine is crammed with his coke and pepsi collection I need to display some day again.

    And on and on...... We have a lot of STUFF!

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    You probably won't believe this, but I collect...















































































    dragons!!!

    I also have several medieval swords on my bedroom wall. I think I counted 23 dragons just in my bedroom. lol

    I also collect dust bunnies, but that's another story.

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    Sorry, no pics, but I used to collect fridge magnets. I worked on cruise ships for 5 years, and used to buy a magnet from every new port I went to. I think I must have about 100, from all over the world.

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    Love your place Rhonda!!! I could just come over and browse :D I don't have room to collect much of anything right now. All my stuff is packed away "until we build"- been saying that for 9 yrs. now. :(

    And you need to join us in the chicken quilt making....it would go perfectly with your colleciton!!!


    Oh...and I also love the beautiful boxers !!!!!

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    Rhonda I wish I lived near you. I would love to visit you and your home. I love everything about it.

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