My husband collects old typewriters. I think he has about 6 or 7 right now. I always catch him looking at them in thrift stores. For Christmas this year my parents found him a really awesome one. One day I will share with you the cute brown Switzerland one that is like a laptop- it's so tiny and light.
I am quite a collector. This gene definitely comes from my dad- he' always collecting something. I used to collect teddy bears when I was little (ceramic figures and stuffed animals), sea shells, alabaster figurines, care bears, and stuffed animals (I spent about 20 minutes arranging them on my bed after I made it). I'm sure my family could give many others. I used to be really embarrassed by my collecting. I thought I was being a packrat and really weird. Now I kinda appreciate it. It's fun to be a hunter and gather things you love together in little collections. I definitely limit myself these days to smaller collections of things. I like to collect vintage hand mirrors, old red or orange kitchen items, wooden crates, metal bins, milk glass, french canning jars, vintage sheets, and vintage lace and trim. I can't go to a beach without a handful of rocks in my pocket. I can't help but save bottle caps and corks from wine. Is anyone else out there guilty? I saw this blog Lisa Congdon is doing, she's featuring a new collection everyday. She's going to share with us 365 collections. I can't wait to see them all. If you recall Lisa is the one who had the awesome plate wall (you can see her whole house, it's awesome), that inspired mine.
Tell me, what do you collect?