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I don't collect anything..........

I don't collect anything..........

Old 12-26-2014, 04:27 PM
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I'm kinda like Jan....I think I just collect papers but why can't I ever find that tax notice I just had in my hand a minute ago? Yep, things are sorta out of hand. Oh, I also collect sewing machines, fabric, thread (cones of it), scissors, books and magazines..., and did I mention writing instruments? I have about 3,000 assorted fountain pens, roller balls, ballpoints, pencils....modern and vintage...and I collect crystal as well. Every time I say something about liking something, I can see my kids looking at one another going, "here she goes again..."! Oh well, it's all good and it's fun, too!
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Old 12-26-2014, 04:28 PM
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I collect memories. My family says I remember too much. I disagree. But I think they are talking about all the naughty things they did when they were little. hahaha.
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Old 12-26-2014, 05:22 PM
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It's funny how you get started on something like that. I had a collection of camels. (connected with a singer who had a song called Ahab the Arab). Now I collect cup plates.

The actor, Tom Hanks, collects typewriters. (wonder how much he'd give me for my father's old Remington)

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Old 12-26-2014, 05:34 PM
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I didn't mean for it to happen but it seems like I am collecting vintage singers. I will be posting about my latest unintentional acquisition pretty soon. I have given up my dining room for them.
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Old 12-26-2014, 05:42 PM
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I started collecting those old Red Rose Tea ornaments that were in tea boxes in the 70's because I found 2 of them in a thrift store and it reminded me of when I was little. 140+ different ones and hundreds of doubles and triples later..........
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Old 12-26-2014, 05:56 PM
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I loved Red Rose Tea - it was the only tea I would drink growing up in the Seattle area. When we moved to San Diego in 1973 my mom would send me a box from time to time. And the little porcelain statues were a great bonus. My youngest daughter found my collection when she was ten while visiting my parents and thought they were wonderful. So she started going to thrift stores looking for them. We still have them somewhere in the house.

Unfortunately I drink more coffee than tea these days so no more little figurines.

I do collect stamps and have a nice collection. And if you came into my sewing room you would think I collect old mystery movies and tv shows because I have a wall full of DVD's.

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Old 12-26-2014, 11:26 PM
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I collect clocks, wooden Santas, and "Old Fitzgerald" items....Mostly the liquor bottles, but I have glasses and print ads too! Clocks are displayed through out the house, Santa only at Christmas, and Old Fitz is in our computer room. I might have to start looking at vintage yard sticks!!
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Old 12-27-2014, 05:06 AM
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I collect frogs, but have gotten rid of tons of them. I hate clutter, and hate dusting worse!
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Old 12-27-2014, 05:06 AM
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OMG......thanks for the giggles this morning.....AND I now know I am not alone in my "how did this start!" collections.....thought I was beginning to become a crazy old lady hoarder.......

My newest weakness seems to be lovely crystal serving pieces/stemmed glassware...from thrift stores, of course....but I haven't "formally" entertained in years.....but I love to serve myself a glass of wine and a tuna salad on fine crystal! Hmm, maybe the crazy old lady part is true! Shhhhhh!
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Old 12-27-2014, 05:40 AM
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We have yardsticks, too! They are from all the places we've lived, but ours are stuck in an umbrella stand, not displayed nicely like yours. Way to go!
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