Monday, May 19, 2008

Fun Monday - Collections

This week Mariposa is hosting Fun Monday, and she wants to see our "collections". Officially, I only collect one or two things, and I'll share those with you in just a minute. However, "UN-officially"...I'm really a huge collector of all things. You all know I collect shoes. It could also be said that I collect purses, perhaps even clothing, definitely accessories (earrings, necklaces, etc.). Also, as an avid reader, I tend to collect books, though I'm getting better at letting those go once I'm done with them. I have, in recent years, begun collecting cookbooks, here are just a few of those:
A few years ago I used to collect Anne Geddes photography books, and still have a few of those around the house. Then they came out with these little dolls:

based on her photography, and I thought I would collect them all. But after I bought the few you see there, I never found any others.
I also have a decent sized collection of "angel" stuff, but this one qualifies as an unofficial collections because of all the things pictured below, I didn't buy a single one, they have all been gifts, randomly received over the years, not because I collect them. I call it my "accidental collection":
The same could be said for my collection of "stuffed monkeys". I have about 8 or 9 of them (sorry no photos of these guys, I forgot about them until this very moment, and am too lazy to go do it now), and they are ALL gifts from various ex-boyfriends. I'm not sure we should delve into the "why" of the reasons behind guys choosing monkeys as the stuffed animal of choice to give me. Too much analysis and I may either be offended or embarrassed, so I think we'll leave that one alone, shall we?
As far as official collections, I've shown you before my collection of shot glasses. These I collect ONLY from the places I've visited:(though I am missing a few...does anyone have a shot glass from Flagstaff and/or Phoenix Arizona? How about Montreal, Canada?) I guess I'll have to go back to those places and pick some up.
And then there is my one truly official collection, which I have been adding to myself and thanks to gifts from any and everyone throughout the years. That is, my Betty Boop collection. I couldn't possibly show you ALL my Betty Boop stuff, because she infiltrates pretty much every area of my life. I have BB floor mats, steering wheel cover and other random bits in my car. BB keychains, wallet, watches and other assortment of accessories. BB magnets on my fridge. BB screensaver on my cell phone. BB mousepad. And lots of other things I'm sure I'm forgetting now. And then there is my official Betty Boop "collection display" area:
Some close-ups:

There you have it. I hope you enjoyed my collections. Go on over to Mariposa's to see what other things Fun Mondayers collect. And make sure to visit Allison (RDH Mom), because she's hosting next week.

Come on by tomorrow and I'll tell you all about my 3 plus hour lunch with one of my favorite bloggers last Friday!


Rebecca said...

I love the Betty Boop, great collection!! :)

ChrisB said...

wow you have a great Betty Boop collection, I seem to have a huge cookery book collection, because my girls give me lots as presents~ I think they are trying to tell me something! :)

Julia Phillips Smith said...

I love your accidental angel collection. I think that must say just as much as your accidental boyfriend monkey collection, don't you?

Your Betty Boop collection is superb! Boop-boop-ee-doop! Thanks for the close-ups.

Guess I have to wait for the blogger/New Kids post after all...

IamwhoIam said...

Looks as if you collect a little bit of this and some of that.
I wonder what makes you choose what to collect?

Alison said... have quite a few collections...I love your angels...and I love to collect cookbooks also.

Pamela said...

I second the Boop boop dee doop!

I think I must be mentally handicapped. I think I'm the only one who really doesn't have a collection. (Unless you count all my tupperware lids that don't match anything anymore)

Anonymous said...

Boop Boop Ba Doop that's some impressive Betty Boop loot!

Wonderful collection.

Can;t wait to read about that lunch with what's her name ;)

Waving at you from New York

Mariposa said...

I enjoyed your collections so much! Thanks for playing...

Unknown said...

No monkey photos? :( I didn't know they made Geddes dolls.

My grandmother loves Betty Boop too, her name is Betty. :)