I'm curious to know if you do because I've realized that at this moment in my life I don't collect anything! This might sound kind of weird, but I have nothing and I haven't collected anything since I was about 13 years old....I'm just kind of existing without a personal branding of some sort. Everyone collects something right? Teapots, fabric, radios, shoes....
It seems that when we're kids our parents or grandparents find something for us to collect. I think I was betrothed to dolls, spoons and stamps...I know, exciting. I never LOVED collecting any of those things, but the family picked that for me and that's what they bought me for my birthdays and holidays. Oh, and music boxes too. I was a complete TOMBOY! And Stamps???? Just weird.
Anyway, I want to know what you collect. Do you have a collection of teddy bears from high school or do you have a new collection now that you're an adult? I almost feel left out of the club. I mean, all my friends collect something. I can think of a few off the top of my head and if their birthdays were tomorrow I'd know exactly what to get them....something in their collections of course. But me, nothing. I get $10 gift cards to Macy's. What? What the heck can I buy at Macy's for $10?
So I've had enough....I decided it's time to collect things....and I've picked 2 things. Two. I'm an overachiever. I want my mom or husband or best friend to be able to go to a store and stumble on one of my themed-collections and buy it for me just because they know I "collect" it.
The first one is Vintage dishes. I'm in LOVE with them all of a sudden. Pyrex, Fiesta, Anchor Hocking...I know there are tons more, but I'm new at this thing. I just love dishes. I love serving food in dishes. Different colors. They don't need to match. And I want to find a table setting that is totally pieced together as well. Nothing needs to match. So that's my first new collection.
Second, Birds. My blog kind of started it...I'm loving the new Bird Craze. Not Beautiful swan-type birds. I'm loving the shabby-chic-funky birds. I really love the one in my header (thank you Trendy Mommy). So I'm going to start collecting birds. I'd like some decor for my house and office...maybe some jewelry. Pillows for the couch would be nice. Maybe birds on dishes....huhhh! Yeah.
So what do you collect? Or do you have some suggestions for me on finding vintage dishes or birdies? I'd love to hear.