Monday, November 24, 2008

I am a Collect-aholic

I've come to the conclusion that I have another addiction. If I possess one of something and I see another similar one at a garage sale or auction, I buy it so the first one won't stand out so much. To keep the little buggers from being lonely, I just keep adding and creating more collections. Case in point, I had some pieces of 70's green glass that I liked and you know they almost give that stuff away, so this is part of what I have.

I have a shelf about 12 feet long the entire length of one of the bedrooms rapidly filling with this stuff. One end is the 70's avocado green and this end is the emerald green glass. I just really enjoy looking a them as a whole. Most of them are only worth a couple of bucks.

Here is my upstairs guest room collection. The heat detector sets right in the middle of the shelf, so I'm only showing half. This cobalt colored stuff is a little harder to find on the cheap.

Cheap art and it's fun to search for. What can I say? Do you know the cure for this addiction? I'm thinking that if they suddenly become highly collectible, I would be motivated to sell them. Then, again, if they were valuable, I'd be on look out for more. I think I may be incurable.


Nancy said...

I love your blue collection, but then, I am partial to anything blue.

I am a collector too. I had over a hundred Hallmark miniatures. Last spring, I sold almost all of them on ebay. I still have a lot of Hallmark ornaments and figurines. I started a collection of Bing & Grondahl Mother's Day plates for my mother in 1969. I purchased them for her until her death in 1989. I display a few of them in my home.

Keep collecting the items you love.

Mary Perry said...
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Mary Perry said...

I really love that cobalt. It is gorgeous, so is the green, but I want a room the color of the blue.

I am a collector/addict myself. Give me more than one of anything, and I want them all.

Far Side of Fifty said...

My husband collects both colors! I help him with his addiction, and also our daughter with the Ruby Red! I love yard/garage sales. I collect lots of different things.
Too many of which are stored away because I hate to dust!
So collect on! Or Dust on! Buy what pleases you! :)

Anonymous said...

I have that addiction too, except mine is the Heartland dishes. They were popular early 80's I think.
I ordered my first set with the green stamps(remember those?)
Seems like they made a Heartland pattern everything. That's where E-bay came into play. I decided my addiction was costing too much and gave it up. I still love my Heartland everything
Love your green and blue dishes. Do you remember those green oatmeal dishes?
Mary, I wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.