Monday, May 19, 2008

Fun Monday - Collections

This week's Fun Monday is all about stuff. Our host, Mariposa wants to know:
Collections... We all have them...and if you don't, you do....you just may not realize it. For some reason or another we all collect something and we collect it for reasons that will definitely make for good reading. So on Monday, I want to see your collection. If you don't have or don't want or CAN'T (wink) show us a picture, then tell us what the collection is in 10 words or less. Then tell us why you started collecting it.

Again, I thought this was easy. Then I started looking around.

Surely I collect something.

These?

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Maybe. But when you collect something, it's rather open-ended, isn't it? I mean, has my mom ever said, "Gee. I think I have enough teapots."? Or has any museum decided that it had enough art? When collecting, it appears that enough is never enough. I have plenty of animals, and tempting as it is sometimes, I do believe I have enough.

Same with kids. I got the best one anyway, so who needs more?

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There was serious casting around happening all week. I thought about it when I was walking the mall on Friday. What do I collect? Actually, it should have been obvious to me from the start.

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I mean, for me, bookshelves are a major investment. And I needed a house big enough to contain my husband, my son, my animals - and my books.

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Books aren't just on book shelves. They're on nightstands, the floor, stacked up in the garage, still hiding in boxes (no, they're not all unpacked yet).

Book 2 Collection 4

A house is not a home without BOOKS.

Collection 6 Collection 7

I need these. My playground for my mind.


Collection 8

29 comments:

SwampAngel65 said...

I'm right there with ya on the books! I have them in every single room of the house...

Ok, I have to ask...what's the deal with the skull next to the Pringles?

(BTW have you tried the guacamole pringles? Muy excellentay!)

karisma said...

Ummm! As for the kids, you would serioulsy be surprised at how many more you could fit in!!!!!

But the books my love!, now seriously, I was too afraid to post mine, but gee, the Risk game just happens to be on top of the book case right next to me at the moment....creepy! Nah whats really scary is all the computer based crap thats underneath it?????????//Ewwwwwwwww! Now down stairs there is much more me crap....like you know all the kids books fiction and non fiction as well as all my books......... yeah we have the fiction and the new age weird stuff now thats me!

Jenny, the Bloggess said...

i'm dying from the cuteness.

grace said...

I love books, but right now, my daughter has more books than I have because the State has this reading program that sends her a book every month, plus the ones we have bought, plus the ones she has received from people

nikki said...

Books and animals, great collections!

ellen b said...

What a fun post! Can you ever have enough of your collection? Interesting thing to consider. We too have books on shelves, nightstands, the floor, in boxes, in the garage, in the attic, I love to be surrounded by my books. have a fun Monday and enjoy....

Anonymous said...

Thank you for not mentioning sofas.
Mom

Jan said...

Great collections, Love the books, that's my main love, after the hubs, kids and grandkids, of course!

Patience said...

I have a small collection of Mr/Mrs PotatoHeads. I have lots of BeanieBabies. And I have lots of bobbleheads. (My favorite is Betty Boop BobbleHead! BoopBoopBeDoop!)

Jo Beaufoix said...

Yep we are book loving twins. I love me some books. Sighhhh.

IamwhoIam said...

A lot of people seem to be in the same collection with you. Having to move often, I find Libaries are my friend and people don't use them nearly enough.

Tiggerlane said...

Books! Yes indeed! And I think we would get along IRL, b/c your bookcase looks like ours used to...eclectic, with decorations next to a skull, next to a Pringles can. Genius.

Olive said...

Love your statement "Playground for the mind". Books are always a good way to escape into another place.

ChrisB said...

I see someone else also noticed the Pringles!

Books are the most popular collections, I've seen so far. I didn't even give books a thought and we have them all over the house!

Sayre said...

I didn't notice the Pringles can until I uploaded the picture... At which point I decided to leave it and not go take another Pringle-less picture. Those are courtesy of my son whose idea of decorating involves leaving things around the house wherever he puts them down.

The skull is what's left of a Halloween decoration. I've been surrepticiously discarding bones here and there until now we only have the skull. Sometimes it wears a hat or sunglasses. Yoric apparently was going au naturale for this one.

Alison said...

I am with you Sayre...I have plenty of pets and children, enough is enough...and I almost added books to my post...I have them all over also...tons of them!!

Pamela said...

you could have a house with bookshelves as walls.. Really!!!

by the way. I'd keep that cute kid too. Darn snootin!

jientje said...

Your cats are cute, the dog looks faithfull, the goldfish, well .. ;-) it's a goldfish, and your son is unique! And so many books!! You're a very lucky lady, but I bet you already knew that?

Cricket's Hearth said...

I used to collect books but ran out of room so I gave them away. Now it is just me and the teapots.

Faye said...

Oh Sayre--what is the breed of your dog? He/she has very interesting markings and looks very intelligent.

I don't think you ever run out of reading material--a good thing.

Sayre said...

We THINK she's a shepherd/whippet. She has a deep but narrow chest and looks like a FAST dog. And she jump up in the air like whippet. My husband used to live with some and thinks she's quite "whippet-y".

karatemom said...

hey sayre...just in case you are curious...

the united states have not had their nationals yet ..to determine who will be on their team for the worlds in florida...

but here is the link for their advertisement on line..

the photos in this will give you a sence of the magnatude of the event...

ps.s. I find the advertisement funny because alot of the competitors they show in it are canadian competitors lol...

have a look tell me what you think..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSvUw3cyckM

jennifer said...

Your son is SO handsome. I can see why you are proud. Books, books and more books. I love them too!

And the KITTYS!!! OOh, I just want to hug the orange one. Looks SO soft!

Jennifer

Nekked Lizard Lady said...

I like the four-legged and the two legged collections the best!!

Gattina said...

Just add to your fury cat collection some in ceramic, lol ! your don't need to clean their litter box !
I put my ceramic cats in the dishwasher from time to time and then they look like new !

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

Books are a very popular aren't they!?

Melanie said...

I'm the same way with books. I thought about posting mine... but then I would have had to unpack most of them first.

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Mariposa said...

Sorry for the late comment. Very nice collection. Thanks for joining. Have a great week ahead. :-)

lisa marie said...

You can have all the kitties in the world, sorry I'm a dog person. Kitties are pretty, I'll just pass. But I'll fight you for books. :)