Monday, January 19, 2009

The Stuff We Collect

You can learn a lot about a person by what he or she chooses to collect. People collect rare stamps and coins, baseball cards, art, Barbies, shoes, handbags, lip balm, stickers, books, snowboards, sports cars, postcards--you name it. Some people collect items that follow a certain theme, like Hello Kitty, cows, chickens, dinosaurs, etc.

I collect three things. Bratz dolls is my smallest collection at two. But I think they're really cute and I'm the only female in my family (not counting pets) so it's my job to represent the daughter who never was. I also collect voodoo dolls. I'm not sure what this says about me, because I don't do spells or anything, but I just think they're cool. Whenever someone I know goes to New Orleans, I ask them to get me one. I get to go there next summer so I'll be sure and get myself one while there.

My favorite collection is my glassware. As you can see from these photos, I have a special place to keep them and I have many kinds. Some glasses were bought at retail stores (above, right and the "No Evil" monkeys to the left), some at art festivals (below right), and I received the wine glass with Roxy (from The Secret Life of a Teenage Siren) hand-painted on it from my friend Anna (below left).

What do you collect?


Anna R said...

aww thank you Wendy for includ9ing the "Roxy Glass". You are the best friend ever. ILY Massively

Christle Gray said...

I'm an avid collector of LOTS of stuff!

Let's see...I collect Stitch stuff from Disney's Lilo and Stitch - stuffed toys, snow globes, statues, etc.

I collect Doctor Who books and toys with my hubby.

We also have a large action figure collection from various lines...Xena, Babylon 5, Invader Zim, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel. My house is full of toys, and I have no kids!

I also collect books - vampire fiction, Stephen King (I have them ALL), and new age books.

Hmmm...I think that maybe I need to stop collecting things...

nadine said...

I collect books. It's really for me to pass them on to someone else.

I collected the state quarters thingy and last week I completed my collection.

Micol Ostow said...

I collect piles and piles of laundry. I'm not much for the housekeeping. Plus, stacks of books TBR.