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What do you collect?

I have various collections, the one at the moment that I am enjoying is my Mugs!

I re-arrange them, use them all the time, have certain ones for tea, certain ones for coffee, certain ones for certain people! Mugs are always used in pairs too - if hubby and I are both having a cup of something, then I will use two cups of the same style. The problem is getting hubby to conform - he sees these mugs as "very nice dear!" but they are functional. A mug is a mug surely? Nooooooo

None of my mugs are particularly expensive, so they are use as well as ornament! I have many others, so the shelf often gets re-arranged, however the time has now come that I have to stop buying them, as I only give myself problems. So I am going to move on, and hubby (bless him) is going to make me a new shelf unit for my next obsession (collection) - Teapots!

Brightly coloured, decorative tea pots. I cannot wait for the spring to come and start going to the car boot sales to make a start on this! Tea pots are ok, more mugs on display would make me the "mad mug lady" I am told!!! and we can't have that!

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teamshepherd wrote on January 8, 2015, 5:41 AM

Ufff I would SO collect mugs! I have to keep a lid on it though!

Madcanman wrote on January 8, 2015, 5:46 AM

I used to collect record albums, 78's, 45's, Rolling Stone magazines, Rock Scene magazines, newspapers and books, until my wife taught me the difference between "collecting" and "hoarding"...

Koalemos wrote on January 8, 2015, 6:16 AM

I do actually have a small collection of mugs, but it was started for practical purposes. Nowadays I tend to go self catering whenever I take a holiday because I do not intend to be tied to meal times by my accommodation. The one problem is that usually provide cup and saucer, which is of no use for a decent cup of coffee. My trick is to visit the local gift shop and buy a souvenir mug to use instead, which I end up bringing home with me.

TheLambLiesDown wrote on January 8, 2015, 7:46 AM

I collect money. Unfortunately, I keep spending it, so I don't have a very big collection. emoticon :sad:

Hollyhocks100 wrote on January 8, 2015, 12:20 PM

I just love pretty pottery. I started a collection of Portmeirion once, but it´s so expensive. I also love blue and white pottery and spice jars.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on January 8, 2015, 4:52 PM

This is Guiness the Cat. I asked Debbi what she collected, and she said cat hair. I'm not sure what she means by that.

madeindevon wrote on January 9, 2015, 2:08 AM

Its sounds like we have similar tastes, I also like Cornish ware and Portmeriron

MommyCharm wrote on January 13, 2015, 1:16 AM

I have a pig collection - anything that has a pig design or is designed as a pig like pillows, stuffed toys, piggy bank, key chains, blankets and a lot more!

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 17, 2015, 11:23 PM

I collect drinking mugs from the places I visit and I also collect refrigerator magnets from the places I visit.