I’m a collector of things. There. I said it. I’m sure there is a 12-step program, but I’m happy with my collections and they haven’t taken control of my life, so far. So far…
I collect Santa Clauses, but I’m rather particular about the style, so that has kept my collection rather small. I also collect vases and had many in storage, or so I thought until I discovered in May that we lost many more items than we previously realized in a burglary. C’est la vie, right?
My watering can collection could hardly even be called a collection. I had one very pretty red flowered ceramic piece in storage and I had this piece with me:
I guess I had this one with me because it was more utilitarian, rather than decorative like the red flowered piece. Just goes to show, if you are going to have a collection, make it a useful one!
Last month I saw another watering can that I liked
My cousin Roberta helped me find the right shade of green/yellow/cream flowers when we were craft shopping last month in Phoenix.
Does two items make a collection?
I visited a local thrift store yesterday and came home with some new treasures! I love wooden boxes, especially wooden jewelry boxes, so I could not resist when I saw this treasure:
It stands 18 inches tall, 13.5 inches wide, and is 6 inches deep. Look at all the compartments!
I am in love! Now I absolutely have to clean off my vanity and find a place for this beauty.
In addition to the beautiful jewelry box, I found a lead crystal hand blown bud vase.
I love vases. The green vase on the left is one that my cousin Roberta gave me for my last birthday. Wasn’t she sweet?
Finally, my last treasures … a vase full of colorful flowers next to a framed snapshot of Miss Munchkin and myself taken last month. That is quickly becoming my all-time favorite picture of both myself and Fiona. Life is good!