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I don’t really consider myself a collector.  I’m a pack rat, yes.  I have boxes of things that I just can’t bring myself to throw away.  But, I do love little knick knacks.  My mother is the ultimate collector of shabby and vintage items.  She has shelves and curios full of things that she has collected (a lot are gifts that were from me and my children).

I only have a few things that I really collect, but I’m not an “active” collector.  I don’t think I have added to my collection in over 5 years, except for a few small things that my daughter gave to me.

The two pictures below are some of favorites.  I think the artistic representations of angels are very beautiful and I am always moved when I see the graceful lines and the allure of peace on their faces.

Here are some of my others.

Uh, ohhkay, so maybe I’m a little serious about my collecting, lol.

Did I mention that I love anything teddy bear related?  Now teddy bears I have a hard time resisting not buying them.  Especially a stuffed animal for my daughter.  Here are a few that I kept for myself.

What’s that you say?  Who cleans and dusts all that?  Hmmm, well, not me.  Unless I get in a really super good cleaning mood.  Every now and then my daughter will take a duster to them, but she hasn’t done that in a while.

When I was pregnant in 2003, I went on a collecting binge (much like my eating binges, lol).  I collected things that were related to mothers and babies.

I hope one day to be able to pass these little pretties on to my daughter.  She stops by and talks to them every now and then and rearranges them on the shelf, so I know she likes them too.

This shelf has just a little hodge podge of things that I liked.  Some of the items were given to me by my late step-daughter, so they are very special to me.

Last, I have a little collection on the wall just inside the door of my daughter’s bedroom.  These are gifts from my mother and a friend of my hers from Indiana.  These are also very special.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my collections.  I hope you have enjoyed them.

This post was written to participate in Day 8 of the BloggyMoms.com Blog Dare.

[Mission accomplished:  do nothing, except sleep late, drink Dr Pepper, and indulge in chips and dip]

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