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I have the tendency to become overly enthusiastic about things, and am very afraid of becoming a compulsive hoarder.

  • bibliophilia
    • encyclopedias
    • Dover Thrift Editions
    • foreign languages, particularly children's books
    • the older and rarer, the better
  • Eastern European folk art
    • babushka scarves
    • icons
    • matryoshkas
    • Russian lacquer art
    • Ukrainian eggs
  • ephemera
    • art prints
    • antique maps
    • bookmarks and book plates
    • international stamps and postcards
  • hand-made music boxes
  • interesting glass
    • mason jars
    • perfume bottles
  • interesting textiles
  • Native American folk-art
  • photographica
    • found photos
    • Kodak Instamatics
    • Polaroid Land Cameras
  • religious iconography
    • crucifixes
    • Japa Malas
    • prayer cards
    • prayer flags
    • rosaries
    • Mezuzah cases
    • Virgin Mary statues
    • glass votives
  • tobacco and tea tins
  • typewriters
  • View-Master slides

for the future:

  • animal bones and taxidermy
  • botanical prints
  • butterflies and beetles
  • cigar boxes
  • cigarette cards
  • film memorabilia
  • grave rubbings
  • old mahjong tiles
  • locks and keys
  • more cuckoo clocks
  • more vinyl

to inherit/greediness:

  • my grandfather's pipes and various tobacciana
  • my grandmother's autograph books, depression glass, campaign buttons, old playing cards, and sewing materials
  • my mother's art prints, calligraphy sets, matchboxes, sea glass, souvenir spoons, and type drawers
apr 12 2010 ∞
jan 6 2014 +
user picture Jane: Hooray for collections! Yours sound so lovely. oct 30 2010
user picture tangles: love this :) dec 18 2010
user picture e.eterna: beautiful :,) i loved this list and it made me want to collect things too <3 jul 22 2012