posted on Dec, 8 2013 @ 09:33 AM
reply to post by FlyersFan
I love seeing what people collect!!
My Nana collected pins as well. My mom has most of them. I have a few of hers as well. She also made pins. She was an artist and painted pins. They
were scenes of flowers, houses or whatever she wanted to paint on it.
I was told that back in the day companies handed out pins for advertising. One of the bookstores I go to has a big pin collection and the owner is
the one who told me that about businesses and pins. Not sure if it's true but it was interesting.
What do I collect?
I collect Eiffel Towers or anything from France. I have been slightly
obsessed with France since I was little. No idea why or where it comes from.
I"m convinced I was French in a past life, makes sense. lol My bedroom is European in theme, mostly French and so is my bathroom. The Eiffel Towers
are subtle. I don't like in your face collections. Everyone knows i collect Eiffel Towers and I have so many from people all over. I have had people
I haven't seen or talked to in years send me stuff. A teacher I worked with over 10yrs ago gave my mom an Eiffel Tower she found and thought of me. I
hadn't seen this woman in almost 10yrs. I thought it was sweet she still thought of me. I know where each one came from and from who.
I love journals or decorative/fancy notebooks. I have a ton and honestly half have never been written in.
I also collect old French dictionaries and any print of Shakespeare books pre 1950. I had a huge collection of both at one point but during a move
they got misplaced and are now someone else's.
I really loved my Shakespeare book collection. I had about 30 books. Guess I'll have to look again
for a new collection and start over.
I also like to collect handmade cookbooks. The ones you see a church or community put out of their local recipes. I find the best foods in there. I
think there are many that are far better than the "popular/celebrity" type chefs and their cookbooks. I find them usually at second hand stores. I
love the older ones before everyone used instant ingredients. These are some true "from scratch" meals. I love it.
I think that is all I collect...but if you asked my husband he'd say I collect clothes, shoes and handbags lol.