Monday, April 18, 2011


Hello there! Today I would just like to share a few of my collections (or things I would like to start collecting). My mother would probably call me a pack-rat, but I would prefer to call myself a well-rounded collector :) Here are some of the things I am acquiring...

I have a slight obsession with photobooths. I try to get pictures whenever I find one, which can be difficult since they seem to always be out of order! I have about 9 pictures so far.

Recently I began collecting vintage viewfinders. I like the idea of having them around my place for people to look at when they're bored, kind of like coffee table books. I have two finders and am now collecting the reels to look at.

My Buns of Steel collection began when my roommates and I decided to do the original Buns video. It really does work! I highly recommend it...Anyway, I now own all of the collection except for a few videos, including the pregnancy one and men of steel. It took me almost a year and a LOT of thrift store browsing to find them all!

I would definitely consider my shoes a collection. I have soooo many it's astounding sometimes...I don't even really like to show people how many I have. The dropped jaw gets a little old sometimes.

Blame this on my future profession or not, I love children's books. This is also a practical collection because my children can use it one day and my classroom. So far all I have are a few of the classics...I have to make sure my collections don't get out of control since I have no room to store them anywhere.

My vintage Pyrex collection was a big obsession last year, until I ran out of cupboard room and had to stop. The collection is still on hold due to my current living situation, but all of my dishwear is stored safely away in my shed at home :) I looove hunting for pretty bowls and dishes with patterns from the 1970's. They just don't make Pyrex like they used to...

I have a very small collection of records currently, mostly due to my financial situation. Yes, it is easy to find cheap records, but I want to make sure my collection is filled with vinyl I really love rather than just whatever I found at Electric Fetus or the thrift store. I currently love all of the albums I have. My most prized possession is the complete works of Simon & Garfunkel.

A few years ago my grandma gave me all of her vintage teacups. I also have those stored away at home. So far I haven't added any to the collection-once again because of the difficulty of storing and transporting glass cups when you move twice a year. I can't wait to have some means to display them, they are all so pretty!

I have such a love for antique tins, but so far I only have one. I want to develop this collection so badly, but these little gems cost nearly 60 bucks a tin! Ridiculous I know! I hope to find some for very cheap when I head home and hit up some second hand and antique far my search has been in vain.

Aaaand finally my pipe collection. This started out with just regular pipes, but my friend Emily gifted me a pipe hand painted from Africa, and my parents gave me one as an Easter present this year from El Salvador (how cool are my parents?)! They are so awesome...I'm thinking I might need to start a new collection of pipes from foreign countries? : )

Obviously I need an intervention. I've had many other collections including cards, paint by numbers, locket rings, and many more, but right now most of them are on a halt until I have my own place. I'm not sure if it's the thrill of the hunt or the actual treasure that I admire most. Do you have any collections?

XO, Ashley

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