Collectibles - what do you collect.

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  1. leelai

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    I know many of us here 'collect' many different things whether through a hobby or just because we just happen to like certain objects.

    I have collections which have started from just 1 purchase or gift and not something which I thought about collecting but over time it's just happened and suddenly I have a collection.

    So let us know what collections you have and how they came to be.

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    To start this off I'd like to show you my miniature perfume collection.

    My husband gave me a gift of a bottle of perfume for our first date (I still have it, although long empty) and he has always bought me more over the years. The trouble is I'm allergic to many of them and for this reason had to give them away.

    He then devised a plan.....before he would buy me a new scent, he would buy me a miniature to try first. So over the years even though I did give many away I've built up quite a collection of them.

    The first bottle he bought me Azzaro.....it was my/our favourite scent for many years and sadly they stopped making it.




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    The bottle he gave me on our Wedding Day - Chanel No. 5 .....sadly I'm allergic to this one which is why it's still full all these years later.



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    And here is the rest of my collection.



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  2. The OB

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    Wow! That is a very impressive collection and beautifully presented. That room would look beautiful with the lights on at night!
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    That's quite a collection, leelai!:) it sure looks like you're going to need more shelf space before long.;)
     
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    Wrinkles.

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    Thank you Andrew! It does look very nice no matter the time of day, and opening the glass doors is even better, all the scents together are very nice....my very own perfume department.....I've always loved walking into a department store by way of the perfume section. ;)

    Lol.....you know I used to keep them in a very small dark display case less than a quarter the size of my unit now, they were certainly crammed in on top of each other.....just didn't realise I would fill this one so soon! ;)

    Psst....hoping to see some of your collections too. ;)

    Lol.....is that what you've been collecting? Wrinkles?? :D

    Any pics?? ;) :)
     
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    Hi Leelai - quite an impressive collection - must put off some great aromas! :)

    As for us, Susan collects jewelry (must have a half dozen jewelry boxes and a wall unit that I made for her necklaces - not sure if I've posted pics before but see below). We also have been collecting art for 40 years and the house is filled w/ a LOT of objects and memories from our many trips.

    For myself, tools in my basement workshop (have many more than I really need) and 'optical discs', i.e. CDs, DVDs, & BDs (blu-ray discs) - have about 5500 audio discs (4000 being of classical music) & nearly 1500 video discs (700+ purchased & a similar number of 'burned' DVDs from the Turner Classics Movies channel - all of course in the 'public domain').

    But, just a few pics - Susan's necklace wall unit 'filled to the brim' (opened & closed) and made by me, the darker wood is mahogany & the lighter 'birds eye' maple. Also a small unit in our foyer w/ some Southwest native Indian pots and on top, a dancing walrus (Inuit) & sculpture made from a whale vertebra (also Inuit); the cabinet was also made by me - cherry wood w/ glass shelves & sides - there is a light under the top that makes the display look quite nice. Dave

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    The thing about collecting wrinkles is that once you start, you can't seem to stop.;)
     
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    I have been collecting Antiques for a long time, I have Victorian Beadwork, Samplers and Textiles, My main collecting interest now is Antique sewing tools, this can be anything from Gold and silver thimbles and thimble holders to Needle cases, Scissors, Mother of Pearl bobbins, Silver needle cases....The list goes on and on as there is no end to this hobby.
    Here are a few examples.
     

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    Interesting stuff, y'all!

    Me...about all I really collect are computers, dust/dirt, and blu-rays (about 2000). Oh...books. I have way more books than any person ought to own.
     
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    It's better not to get the collecting bug, It turns into an obsession, Well it is in my case lol.
     

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