Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

I am a collector of (mostly) antique creamers. I started about 10 years ago, and I didn't really realize it at first. Something attracted me to their size, and the many unique variations that are in existence. I look at them as little pieces of art.

My brother collects books. My son collects records. I know a couple who collect a piece of art from every country that they travel to. I think it's safe to say that everyone collects something, be it baseball cards, fond memories, or dust.

When I brought out all of my creamers the other day to take pictures, I was thrilled to see all of my collection together. I don't think I've ever seen them all out in one place. It made me happy, and reminded me of why I collect them in the first place.

I do think that it's important to amass things that bring you joy. But what we often forget while doing our collecting is to stop and enjoy it all - because isn't that why we started in the first place?

I encourage you to take spend some time with your collection over the next few weeks. Take out the cards, the memories, or the duster. You'll be glad you did.


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