Sunday, May 15, 2011

I'm a collector of "things"...How bout you? :)

Sorry folks that I haven't been posting on here much!  I usually post on my fan page on facebook now...  But!  I did want to share with you my new hobby other than making woolen pom pom animals.:)  Collecting!  I love to collect all kinds of eclectic things.  Mostly old toys, games, and books.  For some reason I am just drawn to them like a moth to a flame.  Every time I go to an antique shop my eyes are automatically drawn to old cute vintage toys.  I've liked old antique toys even when I was a kid.  Never mind if they are scuffed or a bit rusty.  To me, that just adds to their charm.   I love the story of the Velveteen Rabbit and I am enchanted with the idea that toys have "souls" and I like to reflect on their history.  I like to imagine who played with them and if they were loved...  (weird, I know!:)  Right now, I'm obsessed with collecting tiny vintage celluloid charms from the 1930's and 1940's.  They were mostly found in gum ball machines or were premiums attached to cigar boxes, liquor, or even on bags of bread.  I've amassed quite a collection so far and I keep adding more each week.  Lord, help me!  Here are some pictures of my collection so far!  I like finding the vintage celluloid chain necklaces too.  I plan to fill each one with charms I've selected specifically for it.

So what do you collect?  Feel free to post and share!  I love connecting with fellow collectors.:)


  1. I too have been behind on blogging so I can relate.
    Collecting old toys is a great collection to have and fun on top of it. I too love old toys.
    For years I collected the Lady Headvases that were once used for flower vases. I still have quite a few from my collection to enjoy.
    Hope you have a great week

  2. WOW! That's great. I myself like to collect vintage Barbie Dolls.


  3. Hi Maggie! My mother-in-law collects head vases so I know about those. Fun!:)

    Carolyn, I too used to collect Barbies (not vintage) but the high end collectible ones like the Bob Mackies for my daughter. She grew sick of it though so I stopped.:)

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Love to see those collections,I only (try) to collect teddy bears!

    Hugs,Leny your little elephant on parade!

  5. Wow, I love these! But where do you get them from? Are all of them from Antique shops like you mentioned?

    I collect postcards from everywhere I go. I also do Postcrossing - maybe you have heard of it - so I collect all of the random postcards from all over the world that end up in my mail box ^^ Now that I am going to be spending a lot of time abroad (I am currently in Sweden for a few weeks and will move to Oslo for a year in August) I am planning to buy a book about flowers (one for each country I go to ^^) and press the flowers that I find to make a collection! I adore collecting things. Do you collect anything else?


  6. Awesome comments guys! I love it when my readers share!:) I collect all kinds of things. I will have share my next collection. I collect vintage Victorian shell art, Antique Aquarium ornaments and Mermaids, Antique Fortune Telling games and Vintage Halloween...and other eclectic things.

  7. Ah yes Myko... I too am a Collector of Things... alas, mine seem to be bigger and so I'm quickly running out of Space! *Le Sigh* And so some will have to be Booth Bound...

    Dawn... The Bohemian