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Old 09-22-2017, 06:14 AM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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Hubby and I are on the de-accumulation side of life, and we are fine with that. One thing I cannot resist, though, is spring bulbs. I plant them everywhere: in planters, in the lawn, in my raised beds. They just bring me such joy. I try to control myself; this year I "only" ordered 200 crocus bulbs. And some tulips, and some daffodils, and...

I don't "collect" cats, but they seem to find me. 4 new ferals showed up over the winter, decided my yard is a great place to hang out, and they are still here. Neutered and vaccinated now, of course.
I love and miss spring bulbs and had many varieties of daffodils. I always planted them every fall and had vivid dreams about them more than once in the winter. With no cold cycle here, they aren't an option. The best I can do is plant s bed of amaryllis bulbs for spring.

I love plants and trees. Since they are outside for the most part, I didn't think of them as a collection. I had to move all my potted plants inside the lanai before Irma came through, so they weren't projectiles. They are definitely a collection. I have over 30 potted plants. Now to be fair, 10 are my son's in-laws and are here until they return this winter. The rest are mine though with some in very large pots. A bottle palm, olive tree, five palms trees, pineapples, frangipani. basil, ginger, turmeric and others.

Many were to be planted in the ground and now I think it will be sooner than later. I don't want to have to haul that many around again any time soon. And yes, it made me realize I have collected a lot of plants.
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Old 09-22-2017, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Phoenix-Valley of the Sun
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food and doritos
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Old 09-22-2017, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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It used to be antiques but every available space is taken in the house. There is something old in every corner.
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Old 09-22-2017, 11:10 AM
 
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Baseball Cards. A few times a year (when I feel down) and at Christmas I treat myself to some old baseball cards (I'm nostalgic, so 1960's and 1970's Topps) and it makes me feel better. I'm 48 and still working, btw.
You would have loved all the ones I collected around 57, 58, 59 THAT MY PARENTS THREW OUT!
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:36 PM
 
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Photo equipment, apparently.
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Old 09-22-2017, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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The only thing I buy on a regular basis is food. So I guess that's it for me.
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Old 09-22-2017, 02:33 PM
 
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You would have loved all the ones I collected around 57, 58, 59 THAT MY PARENTS THREW OUT!
For me, that was comic books. I had entire Silver Age series of Fantastic Four, Silver Surfer, Spider-Man, et cetera.
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:20 PM
 
Location: On an Island
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Candles, perfume, and makeup. Can't stop won't stop lol.
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Old 09-22-2017, 04:43 PM
 
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I will continue buying books on my kindle for ever. Purged the paper books majorly when we downsized, and I'm loving living light!
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Old 09-22-2017, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I buy and keep antique books for myself; the library is for the rest of them. The other things I'll never stop buying and accumulating is more bulbs and shrubs for the yard. Basically, I'm a plantoholic.
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