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    Default What do you collect?

    It's been a few years since this question was asked so what the heck.

    On another forum I'm on the question was asked, "what do you collect?"

    I guess I'm the odd guy, I don't collect a darn thing!
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    Does dust count?

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    no, if it did, I'd be considered a hoarder.
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    What about Houseapes?

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    LOL..dust hoarder.

    I've got a lot but I haven't added to them in a very long time. I have a collection of milk glass, cardinals, doves, different red glass pieces (I love red and white arranged together in vignettes), hen on the nests, dishes...I love plates and bowls, roosters (don't have near what I use to of those), stoneware and yellow ware (I intend to add to these). I seem to have a lot of candleholders. I have a whole lot of pictures too.

    We are getting ready to build a new home...its in the works right now and we are hoping to break ground in the next 2 or 3 weeks....so I have been cleaning and decluttering. I'm going to put a lot of things in a moving sale and only keep the nicer pieces. I don't want to have to move everything.

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    I collect money.

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    The heads of my enemies. I keep the mounted on the wall in my den.

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    I don't actively *try* to collect anything, but judging by the number of books in my bookcase, I collect cookbooks and gardening books.

    My husband would say I collect seed packets (but one can't *really* have too many seeds, can one???)
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    Beautiful Polish stoneware - and YES, we do eat off of it (on state occasions)

    And crazy relatives - not on purpose

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    As an adult, I've collected Fiestaware pieces since we are married. I use them all. None are just for show.

    As a child, my grandmother collected porcelain dolls. Like the Franklin Mint type stuff. I have them in the boxes. I have no interest in displaying them, but I am not sure what to do with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsMarieH View Post
    I don't actively *try* to collect anything, but judging by the number of books in my bookcase, I collect cookbooks and gardening books.

    My husband would say I collect seed packets (but one can't *really* have too many seeds, can one???)
    This sure sounds like me. I just got rid of some old seeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greebo View Post
    The heads of my enemies. I keep the mounted on the wall in my den.
    Yeah... it isn't fun keeping the dust off of them!




    I used to collect gargoyles and probably would continue to do so IF I felt it was a priority. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceashels View Post
    Yeah... it isn't fun keeping the dust off of them!
    Yeah, well, be glad they're coated in creosote to keep the smell down.

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    hmm, so collecting isn't necessary something that Frugal folks do. Interesting.....

    I collect the following:

    Jadite
    Crock pots - only green ones
    cook books - really prefer the pre-1800's
    coins - pretty much anything American
    kitchen gadgets - anything
    bundt pans
    cast iron
    Class rings
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    Entirely too much. Depression glass, watercolor prints of places we've traveled to, cat figurines, glass animals, dolls (from places I've traveled to), doll house minis, silver charms (from places I've been), day lilies, postcards from places we've been, squashed pennies, coffee mugs (from places I've been).... I'm sensing a trend here....

    Much of it is in storage. Most of it I don't actively collect, I may add 1-2 pieces a year, usually during a vacation.
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