Tour for Collectors
One of the threads I have found that most bloggers have in common is that we all have this unbearable desire and love to collect. Whether it be dishes, ribbon, bears, fabric or even the oddest of trinkets; we seem to feel an affection for being drawn to having a group of objects are being taken in to having something of our past. For me, I love to pick up an old door handle or key and wonder who turned the key or handle of the door. Could it have been someone who made a difference for all of us by changing the future? Or could it have been someone who was afraid to turn the handle, afraid of what was beyond the door!
My grandmother and mother started the fire growing in my belly. My grandmother would give me trinkets of her past and tell me stories about her life growing up as a child, I knew it was hard. In the same voice, I could hear how much love she had for the smallest of gifts such as the tin cup and oranges she received one Christmas. My mother started me on my crystal collection~ The one I loved the most... The beautiful Forest Green Boopie Bubble Tea Glasses from Anchor Hocking. They became an obsession with me. I tried to find every glass I could at $10.00 and under. I wanted all the girls in our family to get a set of eight for wedding gifts. At this point between my mother and I we could probably host a wedding.
It can become an Octopus, with its tentacles wrapped firmly around you, never letting you go! It is amazing, how at times it becomes an annoyance and other times it becomes the joy that brings us the calm during the storm.
“Of course, I started as a collector. A true collector. I can remember as if it were only yesterday the heart- pounding excitement as I spread out upon the floor of my bedroom The Edward G. Robinson Collection of Rare Cigar Bands. I didn't play at collecting. No cigar anywhere was safe from me. My father and uncles and all their friends turned their lungs black trying to satisfy my collector's zeal.
And then came cigarette cards, big-league baseball players. I was an insatiable fiend, and would cheerfully trade you three Indian Joes for one of that upstart newcomer, Ty Cobb.”
Edward G. Robinson
On the 15th of each month
I will have my
Mister Linky waiting for you to sign up...
What I Collect...
The Charm House
as we ALL proudly
TREASURES & TRINKETS
that we so
Mr. Linky will show up bright and early that morning!