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Old 09-20-2017, 08:57 PM
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
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I have at last count about 40 Yankees t-shirts proudly proclaiming my loyalty to the team from my Bronx childhood.
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Old 09-20-2017, 09:22 PM
Location: Tucson Arizona
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dishes. I love sets of beautiful dishes. I currently have 5 sets, but am selling or giving away all but one set because I'm moving. Then I get to start accumulating again.

I'm like a shark, never stop swimming...
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Old 09-20-2017, 09:26 PM
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Old cars.

I don't accumulate them. Just own a few at a time.

But I have bought hundreds in my lifetime.

Now let me get back to the car ads.

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Old 09-20-2017, 09:42 PM
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Whimsical teapots.

I have many shoes, but that's only because I don't throw them away! It's a odd family thing that it's so hard to throw shoes away.

Also, I probably have more earrings than most and rarely go out without a pair on.
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Old 09-20-2017, 09:48 PM
Location: South Florida
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Originally Posted by Happy in Wyoming View Post
I'll never stop buying books and adding to my library. I've been this way since I started to read. There are other things I buy as well, but books are NUMBER ONE.
I, too, was in love with books and always promised myself that someday I would have a "library" at home. Well, I found a house that had a 2 car garage with 14' high ceilings and I converted it into a library. I had 12' high bookcases along a 21' wall with a ladder to reach the upper shelves. I spent the better part of the first summer in that house up on scaffolding putting decorative trim on the ceiling and building the shelves. then my husband and I built a detached garage to make up for the one I converted.

I loved my library/home office, but when I sold the house I left the books in it and nowadays I go online to the library and download books to my kindle.
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Old 09-20-2017, 11:15 PM
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Old 09-20-2017, 11:32 PM
Location: Southwest Washington State
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If I had more room, I'd probably collect books. I do buy them, but every so often I cull. And I will lend them to friends too.

I've collected several sorts of things over time: blue bottles, white ceramics and china, mid-century green glass. I have stopped with those. But I refuse to stop buyng hand thrown pottery. I can always find room for another piece. I do admit that I don't have stellar pieces. i buy the best I can afford. But I have pieces that span the course of my marriage, found in many different places and I get tremendous enjoyment from owning every piece.
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Old 09-20-2017, 11:36 PM
Location: Wasilla, AK
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I'm done accumulating. It's time to start reducing. Except for my guns. I'm not getting any more, but I'm not getting rid of what I have.
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Old 09-21-2017, 04:18 AM
Location: Planet Woof
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I will never stop rescuing dogs and loving them into doggie happiness. Nothing has come close to this in the joy factor.
I love having books, CDs, and DVD movies around and collect some.
Bicycles? I've been told and I only have one, but thinking to add another. Same with scooters.
Shoes? Still wearing ones from 20 years ago. Ones I bought last year are already shot.
Vintage LL Bean outerwear: love it and buy and sell on Ebay. Got too many coats but there is something about paying dirt money for items that cost hundreds of dollars in the '90s. Ones I could never afford then. I probably have a sickness.
Grapic tees? Bought 2 more yesterday. I rotate what's in the closet for variety. I fully intend to go out of this world in tie-dye.
MandMs? Will never stop, but they don't accumulate much.

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Old 09-21-2017, 06:06 AM
Location: Knoxville, TN
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Nothing! I am getting ready to move right now and the thought keeps going through my head.. "why do I have so much STUFF!??!!" I am purging, trashing, donating and want to have a less cluttered life in the future.
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