Tuesday, February 01, 2011

{Collections}

The other day Mailee asked what the word "collection" meant after reading about it in a book. An explanation was given and a search around the house for some collections came about.

After identifying different collections, counting each item in the collection, and playing/wearing/pushing buttons/reading through all of the collections I was surprised to see how many little collections we have.
Other collections not pictured: Globes (didn't want to gather all 12 from around the house), ticket stubs from movies and concerts we've been to and patches from places we've visited.

I think Mailee takes after her Dad (the watches, patches, and ticket stubs are all his). She adores collecting little bits and pieces...like string, mini figurines, stickers, etc.

Do I have a mini hoarder on my hands?

What kind of things do you collect?

p.s. Working on organzing my jewelry collection...

10 comments:

brittany said...

you guys really do have lots of fun collections!

Sarah said...

Fun collections! You've made me realize that I don't know if we really have any collections. I like to throw things away too much to let my kids collect anything... I think I should work on that one!

Also, your picture of your jewelry makes me want to rummage through it and try things on :) You've got some really cute stuff!

Pattersons said...

woah-you guys have some fun collections! i think we collect dvd's:) anything polynesian like books, art, jewelry,. i also started collecting childrens books when i was working years ago. and, i do think i've got at least 1 hoarder on my hands! i find all kinds of stuff in my kids' beds and everywhere else in their rooms! yikes.

whitneyingram said...

Bird. I have lots of birds. It all started with me somehow being the lucky daughter in-law to snag Ethan's deceased mother's gold birds. I also feel inclined to collect birds because my Grandma Sally always had a bluebird of happiness on her kitchen window ledge. Megan got me one a few years ago and it sits on my kitchen window ledge now too.

banananutmeg said...

Love your jewelry!
I collect wall hooks...especially ones with birds on them. They hang in my bathroom.

I also collect 8oz glass milk bottles and pretty drawer pulls. All of the dressers in my house have mismatched knobs on them and they make me very happy!

Brittany said...

I read your post below, I'm almost single (waiting for final papers)!! Not sure they are up for dating a single mom but hey, it was worth writing a comment!

Mayday said...

Hmmm, sadly I don't collect much of anything. The only thing I can think of is that we like looking for sea glass when we go to the beach. That's about the only thing we have a collection of.

{natalie} said...

Those bowls are so pretty. I collect....do not disturb signs, sand from vacations, le creuset pots, books, cake stands. Pretty usual.

Rachel EM said...

We collect post-cards and chess sets. My favorite set is from Poland, but we have a cool one from Mazatlan too.

ellen said...

Pyrex, old recipe books, vintage aprons, cake plates and more!