Saturday, May 10, 2008

How many makes a collection? And how many collections can you have before you get certified?

Before I start, yep, I know I've been absent for awhile. Did you miss me? Just had a little break because of a couple of health issues bothering me & also doing extra shifts at work due to staff shortages, so not too well & verrrry tired make me a mite touchy (lol) & I hibernate a little

Anyhoo, got to doing a bit of moving "stuff" around this week, now that the house is mostly back to normal & I realised that I have more "collections" than I thought.

First, there's my gravy/sauce boats. This is 3 of my favourites, but I'm fairly sure that at last count there was 26. But, in my defence, I have been collecting them for about 20 years. I'm a bit choosy now though, they really have to be worth it.

Then there's the cherubs. It wasn't until I started unpacking again after the reno that I realised how many I have. If you count the ones in pics & on boxes, I think it's about 18. That's not many, is it? I'll bet there's lots of you with more than that.

Gorgeous trios, well, I don't think they should be classified as a collection, you can never have too many. Who knows who might pop in for tea & scones. Oh, & teapots of course. Gotta have teapots to go with them.

Sadly, I have just discovered that I'm acquiring a couple more collections (giggle). Pretty little Prayer Ladies (ok, I admit it, I'm addicted), gorgeous footed egg vases (there's a couple more of both in transit) & divine rose display plates for my walls. And the sweetest teapot next to my prayer ladies that I just bought from the lovely Alicia at Time Worn Style. Isn't it gorgeous.

I'd better stop there, if I keep looking around I might find out that I really AM ADDICTED TO COLLECTING. I wonder if there's a name for the complaint? Do I need a doctor? A phsychiatrist? Or maybe just more room for more collections (hee hee).

Have a wonderful weekend. Happy Mother's Day to all the Mums.

Hugs, Coll :-}

PS: Please excuse the big spaces, the more I tried to fix it, the messier blogger made it. Aaarrgghh!!


Alison Gibbs said...

Oh wow Coll - you are a collector. It is so hard not to become a collector when you see so many pretties about

Katrina Chambers said...

Great collections Coll! So pretty :)

Happy Mothers Day too!

Utah Grammie said...

Ah, sooo good to see you're back! We missed you..
Your collections are great - I say if you surround yourself with the things you love (including people!) you'll be a happy & contented woman. So go on collecting and loving life...
-the other Colleen

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Coll your collections are gorgeous!!!!

I hope you have a beautiful weekend!

Happy Mother's Day!
Love ya,

Wanda said...

Oh I love your collections ~~ I have my "Tea" collections, and I'm sure we both could be certified many times over!!

I love all your goodies. I also collect creamers and sugars. I finally got all my tea things in both of my hutches. In this smaller home, I had to loan one of my hutches to my daughter. so everythhing is tightly, snuggly put into two.
Thanks for all you sweet comments on my blog.

LOL and Happy Mother's Day!

Fete et Fleur said...

What beautiful things you have! Glad you're back. And yes, you were missed.

xx Nancy

PurpleFlowerFairy said...

hey coll =) nice to see you back! i'm lovin' all of your pretties... hugs, debbie p.s. oh, and there is no such thing as too many "collections" - hee! hee!

Tracie said...

Hi Coll,
I missed you!

Hey, I think we all just need more room to have more things ;)

Happy Mother's Day!

Sue said...

Hey Coll, welcome to 'Collections anonymous', and say it with me..."Hi, my name is Coll, and Im an obsessive collector"! Just accept defeat, and join the rest of us, it's not a bad thing!
P.S Happy mums Day!

Bek said...

Congrats Coll you won my Mothers Day draw. Pop over to my blog to find out where to send you details so I can post your gift out. Hope you had a lovely Mothers Day


IsabellaCloset said...

Coll, I hope you are feeling better.. Hang in there sweetie!
I LOVE all your beautiful things. Thanks for sharing them with us.
I'd like to wish you a Happy Mother day.
Please take care of your self...
Hugs & love ~Mary~ :-}

Cherub Kisses Boutique said...

Hi Coll!!
I was so happy to see your visit ;o)
Hope you are feeling tons better ;o)
...and you know you can never have too many of those sweet cherubs!!!
Have a beautiful Mother's Day with your gorgeous family!!!
xxoo's, Dionne

Gail McCormack said...

You don't need a Doctor, if collecting makes you happy then it must be healthy. You sure do have some beautiful treasures, hope you're feeling better

Anonymous said...

Hi Coll,
I've missed you sweetie. Glad to know that you are okay. Pretty pictures today. Hope your Mothers Day was wonderful.

LeAnn :)

joan said...

Hi Coll,

Glad you are feeling better. I love your collection, I think I might have a problem with purses and flip flops. LOL I especially like your cherubs and eggs. Hope you had a nice Mother's Day!

Country Wishes said...

Oh I love the cherubs Coll, how do you stop Shan from pinching all your stuff.. I still pinch stuff from my

shabby chic said...

All your rosie china looks lovely and beautifull. Lovely to look at at. I love your pink kitchen it looks lovely with all your special things on display
X Dominique

Pearl said...

Hi Coll... So nice to have you back ~smiles~ I hope your Mother's Day was special. You know, I think you're OK and do not have too many collections... I don't think that's possible! Loved all of your sweet goodies!

Also, Coll, thanks so much for your dear comment when you came by. Meant alot to me.

Have a wonderful day!


Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Hi! My name is Barbara and I am a collectorholic too! No...don't stop collecting! For goodness sakes! You just need more space! LOL!

Siobhan said...

Well, it looks like you are addicted to collecting now!!! Love those teapots and those egg vases are so sweet! I have one too which I like to put out at Easter...looks so cute!

Siobhan xo

Rue said...

Hi Coll :)

You are not alone in the collecting department. I collect all sorts of things, but the funny part is that I don't realize I have an actual collection until it's too late LOL Yours however do not look out of control, so you're doing better than me ;)


FrostingsNSparkles said...

Welcome back, Coll, and Happy Mother's Day! Your collections are wonderful, and what could be better than surrounding yourself with pretties? I wonder if it runs in your family? Its a gift, having an eye for lovely things, and it should be celebrted :D


Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Hi Coll,
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, what a lovely surprise! You are so sweet, you really made my day!

I love all of your collections, each one is prettier that the next! I have to admit I am addicted to collecting too, I guess I am certified along with you! :)

As hard as I tried, and I did try, well, maybe I didn't try that hard, but I just couldn't part with the tea set! :)

I really enjoyed visiting your blog, your home & your garden are just beautiful!

Love & Hugs,
Carol Anne

Colleen said...

oh my I love that gravy boat on the right. I just might have to slip in your back door and load it into my bag. Would you miss it?

Sharon Ellery said...


I'm in Shannon's Parasol and Paper swap. I live locally and would love to give Shannon a little pressie for hosting the swap. Could you email me her address please.


Joy said...

I love the little cherubs and you
have some beautiful teapots and dishes too! said...

your collecitons are lovely, and so are the pink crystals on your chandelier!