do you collect ? |


I have a thing for collections. Nicely displayed collections. The most ordinary things can look so special when displayed as a collection. I don't collect anything spectacular myself (except stones and shells from the beach. And dresses - but who doesn't?). But I have a pinterest board dedicated to collections only. Collecting collections: 


do you collect ? |

image sources: paintings |dice | paddles | cameras 


What do you collect? And can I see it anywhere?


p.s.: I just realized that the latest instaweekend is a pretty good example for my obsession with ordinary things in big numbers.

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Comments: 7
  • #1

    tina @ colourliving (Thursday, 13 June 2013 23:30)

    Do I collect? I suppose I do (some things)
    I used to collect rubber ducks but stopped that now. Still have them and will soon photograph as proof:-)

    I collect pend/pencils
    I collect paper clips
    I collect stationery

    I have posted some of these on my blog, others not yet... I suppose there isn't anything really interesting and quirky about my collections. They simply give me pleasure!

    I enjoyed your images and your Pinterest board. Will pin some of them.

    I think you would enjoy www. if you don't already know it!

  • #2

    minamoka (Friday, 14 June 2013 10:30)

    Hi Tina - I'd love to see your rubber duck collection! I once worked on a screenplay where rubber ducks and a rubber-duck collector played an important role. Have you ever heard of this?: It was my Co-Author's inspiration for the character.

    And thank you for the quintessential magazine - tip. The latest cover looks very promising! I will check it out!

  • #3

    monsterscircus (Sunday, 16 June 2013 21:46)

    Beautiful collections, oh I love small collections and my favorites is my collections of beads. I love all kinds of beads especially handmade ceramic one. Thank you for your insta collections, always interesting and beautiful. Have a happy week Lena:-)

  • #4

    minamoka (Monday, 17 June 2013)

    @monsterscircus: I can imagine you have an impressive collection af beads! Thank you, and have a nice week too!

  • #5

    Judith (Monday, 17 June 2013 13:18)

    I realized that women tend to collect more things "just because they like it" and that men collection things to "complete a collection", which means they also collect things that they like less just because it belongs to a series for example. I'm not sure if I collect anything specific, I have lots of small mini collections: feathers, yellow objects, business cards, pretty boxes, shoes hahahhaa...

  • #6

    minamoka (Monday, 17 June 2013 14:50)

    Judith, I think you're so right about the difference between "male" and "female" collections. I also think women tend to display their collections nicely and men sometimes hide them in boxes where they're "safer". I think I've seen some of your collections on your blog, I remember a yellow collection!

  • #7

    Nina (Tuesday, 25 June 2013 05:09)

    I definitely collect chairs, it just happened. Unfortunately most of them sit in the basement waiting for their turn to be displayed. Another obsession of mine are vintage boots...




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