Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Are you a collector?

Some people pay a fortunate to collect art pieces. 

Others like me enjoy more humble collections. Every time I travel to a new country I buy a souvenir, most of the time a mug for my morning coffee. Without even realizing it I have amassed a colorful series of more than fifty mugs. While sipping my coffee, I never miss looking at the picture on my mug and remembering the fun time I had in the country it came from. 

When the foreign mugs filled more than two shelves in the kitchen cabinet, I stopped buying mugs. But I needed  souvenirs. So be it. I shifted to oven gloves.

And later to salt and peeper shakers.

Do you like to collect particular items?

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  1. Mona, we are sisters from different mothers. I collect hot pads and magnets from places we visit, plus everyone knows I love coffee, so I'm often gifted mugs.

  2. Mona, I collect pitchers. My mother started the collection, and when she passed away, I continued it. I have pitchers sitting in most of my window sills.

  3. I collect Christmas ornaments. I use them every year and they remind us of the places we've visited.

  4. Mel, I stopped collecting magnets when we changed the refrigerator to a stainless steel one. The magnets don't stick on it!

  5. Merrillee, when my daughter was small we bought her international dolls in national costumes. Now her daughter plays with the collection of over 50 dolls.

  6. Hi Tina, I just bought two Irish balls for my daughter's Christmas tree. They will go into her collection.