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Old 02-12-2008, 05:02 PM   #11
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I collect fairies or winged creatures, all of which are hanging from various vantage points from the ceilings throughout the house.

I collect miniature shoes and anything else relating to footwear, especially historical footwear.

I collect oversize ornaments, which also hang from various corners of the house and one huge tree branch in my bedroom.

I collect windchimes, which adorn the trees around the house.

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Old 02-12-2008, 05:08 PM   #12
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i used to collect teddy bears of all kinds. space became a problem so no more no matter how cute and cuddly they are.

got lots of cook books so guess i collect those as well. getting picky about what i buy.

i do collect objects to use in decorating my house. mostly cheap or used . i use these to change up in my house.


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Old 02-12-2008, 05:11 PM   #13
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I collect statues of Buddha, copper and bronze Arts and Crafts candlesticks, antique Japanese pottery vases, Virginia Metal Crafters brass leaf dishes, and vintage linen bedding.
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:12 PM   #14
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Old menus.
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:06 PM   #15
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I collect things with cherry designs on them. Dishes, glasses, cups, paintings, dish towels, etc..
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:11 PM   #16
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Not anymore. I have so many collections of things it's like my things have me, instead of the other way around.
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:33 PM   #17
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I used to collect British historical collectibles (coronation stuff, etc) but when I married my husband a few years ago, he refused to have Queen Elizabeth pictures and tins staring at him from all corners of the house. So basically, I am waiting for QEII to die and then I'm going to sell it all on ebay.
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:35 PM   #18
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Collecting is a little like eating Lay's potato chips. Betcha can't collect just one...thing.

We collect china, glassware, and silver. We use them as well. The funny thing is, is that when we began collecting these things, the next thing that came to mind was antique table linens to go with. Yep, those, too.

At this point we have three different china patterns with a service for 20 for each and are trying to coordinate glassware and silverware in those quantities to go with. Have done pretty well thus far.

It might sound a bit weird to have a service for 20 of all of our treasures, but there's a method to our madness. When we knock off, each of our 5 children will have a service for 4 of everything.

We also collect silver serving pieces and cobalt glass. There's nothing so pretty as a table set with gleaming silver and cobalt glassware. Add to that a service of rich Blue Willow china....beautiful.
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:00 PM   #19
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Hmmm, I used to collect CareBears, stuffed animals, had about 82 at once, animal knick knacks. The only thing I have now is the Indian and wildlife things I have in my living room and my "sister" stuff that I have gotten from my sisters over the years{these are all my favorite collections.}
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Old 02-13-2008, 03:53 AM   #20
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I collect cats - the real ones!! LOL

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