My Place & Yours: My Collection
Alrighty, I didn’t get to posting last weeks meme until the last possible moment (last night), so am going to the other extreme this week! The theme for today is My Collection, brought to us by theme queen Kate from Fox’s Lane.
I want to see a photo or photos of what it is that you collect.
Then if you feel like it you could let us know what your collection rules are;
Does it have to be green? Does it have to be from another country? Does it have to be second hand or a gift? Does it have to be old or complete?…
What constitutes a collection for you? Is it more than three of the same thing? Is it rare things?
Is your collection ongoing or is it complete?
…what’s your story?
Hmm, I have a few collections of things, after all I am a ridiculous hoarder, but there is only one that I cultivate as a proper Collection with a capital C (actually, that’s not true, I just thought of a couple more, but let’s focus on the one, yes?). Usually I wouldn’t pull them out until the first weekend in December, but here they are:
Yes, I collect Christmas decorations. I have done since I was fourteen, and bought the little wooden one that opens up, with Merry Christmas written on the doors in different languages. I was on holiday with my folks in Switzerland and just fell in love with this shop that sold all manner of wooden decorations. Since then, whenever I have travelled, I’ve kept an eye out for my Christmas souvenir. I love that when Christmas comes I have reminders of where I’ve been, and friends I’ve seen. The collection in the photo includes painted eggs from Prague, a stack of Shakespearean books from Stratford Upon Avon, a tree from Bath, a sheep from New Zealand… There’s more where that came from, some are gifts from people I’ve visited, who have then sent them to me for Christmas. A friend visiting from the UK bought me the koala, she said I needed something from home in the mix.
Last year, I visited Berlin, and found a shop that sold nothing but Christmas decorations. I went a little nuts:
To have a look-see at other peoples fabulous collections, head over to Pip’s place, Meet Me At Mikes.