Today Cate has asked us to share a blog post on things we collect. Being a 'born-again de-clutterer' (it'll never last) I don't really have a collection to share with you.
The only thing closest to something I collect would be my little penguins, but I only have a few and I don't have them on display together anywhere so I'm not sure it counts. There is of course the infamous penguin who got up to all manner of adventures when I went to the Eclectic Keepsake crops. He never quite got over his kidnapping though and is happy standing guard in the dining room nowadays.
I am drawn to anything with a picture of a penguin on it and they are my favourite zoo animal. It's not because I share many characteristics with them, I don't like swimming out of my depth, I wouldn't last long in a cold climate although I do like a nice fish supper.
When I was little I would collect key rings. I had a huge collection and it was a well known family fact that as soon as we went anywhere that had a gift shop, I would be coming home with a new key ring. I had a particular liking for anything that had my star sign on so there were quite a few with Pisces fishes. Is there a connection with that any my later penguin phase I wonder?
Talking of collecting, the work going on in my kitchen means that the rest of the house is collecting dust. Not sure that I want to encourage that kind of collection though!
Do you have something that you collect?