nope not a man, not English, not 40 but yep! I have a collection of 'stuff'.
Mine is the Anchor Hocking / Fire King Peach Lustre Swirl/Shell Pattern (mostly, with a few select pieces of Laurel, Bubble and Harlequin thrown in) 1965-1976, dinner settings and cookware.
It has its own little corner of my lounge room and with 8 pieces having arrived today I am thinking I may need a larger display stand...hmmmmmm...
And though I am bi and missing a few pieces for the collection it is definately well on its way to be much more than half a collection.
I have farrrr too much stuff.I think it breeds on shelves in boxes,in the garage,the shed.Twenty-two years ago when I first came to Queensland I arrived with two suit-cases,a golf umbrella and a six year old child.
That was so liberating.x Hugs Hesione sans golf umbrella
I have a collection of poker memorabilia. Trophies of tournaments I have won, caps from events I have played, even a poker magazine who did a profile of me when I won a major tourney, not to mention numerous other objects.
I also love collecting mushrooms of all shapes sizes and colous for my garden.
Christ coodi, how the hell can you remember moving that many times?
And how can you have lived in more suburbs than houses?
cameras, music memorabilia, defunct musical instruments (decoratively used), plectrums
other than Red wine
and a small habit of an Aston Martin or two, well 4 really
I collect children. They gravitate towards me, wander in off the street, get dropped off by parents and dont want to leave. Various government agencied bring them to me.
Hell some of them have parents that were kids I collected over the years, and now they drop thier own kids off for me to collect.
I collect memories. Good, bad, indifferent and each one uniquely mine.
Every evening I wander down my back yard and collect the eggs that my six gorgeous feathered girls have laid for me.
I collect depression glass. Like Lost Focus, mine is Anchor Hocking but I have forrest green and royal ruby. Mine comes from 1940's. Whole dinner sets, Amazing glasses, cute little square teacups.
Who are my treasures. They store themselves , do not clutter up my house to much.
I have had more than enough stuff in my life, and no longer keep stuff around , even books I read and give away except for my art books
I love my kindle , its great to travel with.
Over the years I have given away my stuff, my girls have all my jewellery
My huge collection of books gone to friends or charity
I travel light now, stuff just holds you back in life.
just been to the USA with a guy who is a multi millionaire and has cars stacked in garages does not even drive them, except for his truck and one other , what a waste.
When so few have so much and so many have so little.