Something about the look of a group together is always more enticing to me than just one.
Over the years the collecting has scaled back...maybe I should say I have become more focused as I have aged. I have a few collections I still add to these days, but they each have very specific criteria:
1. Red tomato pin cushions
Small or large, it doesn't matter. The only thing that does? they have to be used and loved by someone (translation: must have the pins still in them). Here are 3 of about 25 I have collected.
my mom's pin cushion, the one that started the collection is on the left.
I love this spot where where she stitched up a hole so the sand wouldn't come out.
This one started for my husband who is a History teacher (although I am not sure who likes them more?). The globes have to have great color and be made before 1948 (my husbands rule). You might think this is enough globes...but trust me, there are more. I just ran out of room on top of the entertainment center.
3. Beach sand
Okay, this one may seem strange but we have a tradition to gather a small amount before we leave any vacation near the beach. This is just a few of the jars in my kitchen window (man, I need to clean the window!). I love this ongoing collection because it brings back good memories of each trip.
Recently, my friend Carol, who travels to Europe frequently brought me home a little gift...and then recently another. Maybe it's the start of a new collection...
and this one shaped like a little acorn
what kind of collection do you have?
send us a picture, we want to see what you are collecting and if there is a reason behind it. We hope to post some later in the month.