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Old 09-21-2017, 03:55 PM
 
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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.
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Old 09-21-2017, 05:40 PM
 
Location: North Oakland
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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.
"You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to steiconi again."

I'm down to two sets now, from four (or six if I count all the way back).
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Old 09-21-2017, 07:49 PM
 
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Sea glass and shells from the beach. Always a thrill to find something cool.
I love sea glass, I saw a HUGE container of it at a thrift store last week but wasn't even remotely tempted to buy it. The thrill is in finding it yourself, not buying someone else's treasure.
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Old 09-21-2017, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Land of the Great Bears
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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'm in the same boat.

Was having great difficulty imagining anything I'd want to accumulate before considering fruit trees and ornamental plants. But of course they're outside, in the ground, and that's where they'll stay.

Otherwise, I feel strongly about reducing my worldly possessions, not adding to them.
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Old 09-21-2017, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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I forgot! I am creating a wall of cow art and Amish landscape prints. I lived among the Amish for several years and love the seasonal landscape art. Love cows! See many out and stop and talk with them on my scoots out along remote rural roads.
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Old 09-21-2017, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Forest bathing
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Agates and other pretty rocks
Perennials
Art supplies

Rockhounder, gardener, illustrator
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Old 09-21-2017, 10:26 PM
 
Location: SW US
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Books, lots and lots of books
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Old 09-21-2017, 10:50 PM
 
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I can't pass up a comfy looking bra, I must admit. Always looking for one that will give me lots of comfort and if I see one that looks like it will be the magic solution, I will buy it.


PLEASE tell the forum where you find them! So many boobs will be grateful!
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Old 09-22-2017, 12:18 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Nothing, I just want to have a few good things & get rid of most of the clutter. I made a decision in my 20's not to collect stuff other than interesting record albums, & that trailed off in the early 80's, & some arty collectibles that I pick up whenever I travel - prints, crafts, textiles, etc... I just want a few quality things that add something to my life & use the money I save otherwise to travel internationally every year.
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Old 09-22-2017, 04:07 AM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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Cars. I have cars I never drive now, but keep building more. I keep saying I will finish this one and quit, but then along comes another one. Something to do with my childhood development, I guess.
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