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Old 07-18-2009, 02:19 PM
 
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Souvenir spoons from around the world!
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Old 07-18-2009, 03:34 PM
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Elephant figurines from trips abroad, art nouveau tiles, murano fish, antiques--and I have a growing rocks/minerals/fossils collection. And yes, I really should be running a museum somewhere.
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Lake Worth, FL
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Hawaiian shirts
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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dust.
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Valley City, ND
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I collect old teapots.
teapots. I have about 115 last count. About 1/2 are early HALL, the rest are just because I liked it, though all are old. 1860s is the oldest. Most, well, probably half are dark blue or white or any combo of blue & white w/a little gold trim.

My favorite collection is mini nativities. I try to stay under 3" in any direction. Some are teeny 1/2" - 1" individual figurines that make up sets, but most are all in one piece - many are Christmas tree ornaments, but all are unusual in some way. I don't have a single round ball type ornament, or I could have a lot more than the 30 some nativities I already have. My favorites are a 1" x 1 1/2" x 1" box from Russia w/the Holy Family painted on it. I swear...the brush they use must have only 2 hairs in it some of the details are soooo tiny. My very favorite is a 3" diameter disc of mother-of-pearl that has a nativity scent carved into it similar to a large cameo. Gorgeous!!!!! Another is a 1" diameter plate w/ a nativity scene painted on it.

I'm a plant collector, too....mainly hostas, though any perennial is fair game. My hubby claims I'm worse than an alcoholic if I have any money in my pocket and there is a nursery or greenhouse nearby!

Other things I collect are books, sheep figurines, mouse figurines, more books, gardening books, rocks, Sabino glass figurines, antique amethyst glass vases, dinnerware, & serving pieces, and last but not least, sewing machines!

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Old 07-19-2009, 08:28 PM
 
Location: So. Cal
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Cameras, I have about 100 or so.
I have an old stamp collection from when I was a kid, Idon't know if any are worth much.
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:07 PM
 
Location: GA
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Hi Brookdaleresident,
Most of my Fiesta is vintage colors aqua, yellow, green, orange. I have a couple of contemporary pitchers and platters.
My vintage collection is rather small....light green and amberstone for the most part.
Contemporary......sunflower, shamrock, scarlet, ivory, persimmon, tangerine, black, white, and cinnabar.
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Black Hills
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I collect Tatty Teddy items. Stuffed bears, figurines, frames etc.
One of these days it's probably gonna cross over from cute to looking like the room of a 5 year old
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:28 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I collect magnets from every place I visit. They are small and easily transportable!
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Lancashire, England
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I collect fridge magnets from my travels too and also pop/rock music from the mid to late 1960s.
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