Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Collections



Each day of this year, Lisa is posting a photo or drawing of a different collection. Stopping by has become a short, but always interesting part of my day.

I collect Caldecott books. What do you collect?

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28 Comments:

Blogger KA said...

Hi, I remember a post from a long time ago about a birthday parade for a young child. Came back to your site to find it but I can't see any way to do a search on your blog. Is that functionality gone for a reason? Or is it there but I just can't see it? Please help! Thanks!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 3:48:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Lori said...

vintage pencils ... vintage art supplies ... scales ... canning jars ... books ... pottery ... vintage aprons ...

too many things to count ... i could probably do a collection a day for a year!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 3:49:00 PM EST  
Blogger kgr said...

Vintage childrens' books, specifically Betsy Tacy (Maud Hart Lovelace)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 4:04:00 PM EST  
Blogger Ashlea said...

vintage globes!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 4:16:00 PM EST  
Blogger ellen said...

old typewriters, red handled vintage kitchen utensils, reproduction fabric, vintage aprons, and friends!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 4:16:00 PM EST  
Blogger Michelle Iverson said...

I collect tea pots and cake plates!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 4:31:00 PM EST  
Blogger mybelle68 said...

Cookbooks....,vintage Robots.... and collectable Tea cups.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 5:51:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Red or Gray Art said...

plants...paper birds...scraps of fabric

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 5:54:00 PM EST  
Blogger Ms. Stack said...

I collect pressed souvenir pennies. My husband gave me one on our first trip together and now I have about a hundred of them in a mason jar that sits on a ledge in our living room. It's a great conversation piece and reminds me of my travels. I love searching for those machines that create them when we visit someplace new and it feels like the biggest score when we finally find one.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 6:12:00 PM EST  
Blogger Aspen Anne said...

My grandmother collected irons - I'm so glad that I have one of hers! I collect spinning tops.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 7:11:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Jan (Mixing Bowl Kids) said...

I've started a collection of Newbery award-winning books for my oldest son, and a collection of the Caldecott winning books for my youngest. I've also started a collection of vintage globes for their bedroom. I collect cookbooks and we have so many golfballs in our home I think my husband must secretly be collecting them!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 7:35:00 PM EST  
Anonymous laura said...

I collect old letterpress blocks, in initials and numbers that somehow relate to my life or loved ones. A photo of some here http://aspiringartistry.typepad.com/aspiring_artistry/2008/09/little-lovelies.html

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 8:04:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THanks for sharing that link. I collect New Canadian Library paperbacks from the late 60s/early 70s. In fact, it got to be a bit of an obsession so I decided to start reading them and blog about it here: www.roughingitinthebooks.com It is a very niche blog - Can Lit isn't for everyone (although everyone - myself included - likes to make fun of it).

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 8:12:00 PM EST  
Blogger Kate The Great said...

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 8:16:00 PM EST  
Blogger Kate The Great said...

Business cards. And bells. Two very small items, so even if the collection gets huge, it's still easy to display. I keep my business cards in glass jars, vertically stacked and shown in the jar so you can see all the thin edges. And when someone asks me what souvenir they should get me from their travels, I tell them to get me a bell.

We have two collections as a family: one magnet from each of the states we've visited together, and books. We have over 2,000 books; browsing used bookstores is what we do together as a couple.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 8:18:00 PM EST  
Blogger McSwain said...

Glass shoes (these were passed down from my grandmother), the standard travel shot glass, I love collecting books too - old and new

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 9:10:00 PM EST  
Blogger lagata said...

I inherited a collections of gnomes by Thomas Clark. I collect older Golden Books that remind me of my childhood :)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 9:25:00 PM EST  
Blogger vanessa said...

Vintage children's books and owls!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 9:53:00 PM EST  
Blogger Mrs. Cupcake said...

I collect wind-up toys. My first toy - A wind up nose.

Jen Sedor

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 10:16:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Ms. Missteps said...

I collect magazine covers I want my daughter to be awed by when she’s my age (as in, “Oh heavens, they used to print this stuff on PAPER?!”

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 10:21:00 PM EST  
Blogger Blessed said...

spoons, cobalt glass and rubber ducks!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 11:23:00 PM EST  
Blogger Amy said...

I collect smashed souvenir pennies. I smashed my first one at the Royal Gorge when I was seven or eight and now have over 200 in my collection. They are a cheap souvenir when I travel and it's an adventure to find the machines.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 12:06:00 AM EST  
Blogger Becky said...

thimbles & scrapbook supplies (I hardly ever scrapbook but I love the supplies - they're just too cute not to have)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 12:39:00 AM EST  
Blogger Elise said...

Scrapbooking supplies, especially the beautiful paper, rings (I am so into rings right now), and children's books. I seriously could buy every book at Barnes & Noble much to my husband's dismay. Thankfully my kids love books.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 1:19:00 AM EST  
Blogger Petit Elefant said...

Seaglass, and coins with the dates of my family's birth years.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 1:45:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Cissy said...

L.M. Montgomery's works, even the very hard-to-find collections of short stories. Good, old-fashioned, sweet, funny stuff. Now if I could just go visit PEI.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 2:01:00 AM EST  
Blogger Kage said...

I live small, so I try not to collect, but I do have a small collection of Prints of Sisters

I have added a few since this photo was taken, actually 2 photographs (not prints). But, it helps me to embrace and celebrate my family-2 girls! sisters!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 9:38:00 AM EST  
Blogger Design Mom said...

These responses make me so happy! Cobalt glass. Vintage art supplies. Cake plates. Pressed pennies. Gnomes. Canadian Lit...

You're all so inspiring. We should start a flickr group with photos of our collections. Or a Mr. Linky. Or something.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 12:07:00 PM EST  

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