by gwen harlow

Minis!

Posted by on May 21, 2010 in our new home | 3 comments

Have you seen Lisa Congdon’s A Collection a Day? It’s a blog featuring a new photo of one of the author’s collections every day for the entire year. The level of organization and the wide variety of subjects is just astounding.

I don’t collect things in any committed way except for building miniatures, which, as mentioned yesterday, fit perfectly in my new desk hutch. They’re a mix of things people have brought me and pieces I’ve acquired on my own travels.

Looking for new pieces to add to my collection gives me a purpose when we go somewhere since I am looking for something specific — it keeps me from desperately loading up on T-shirts and mugs and other things I don’t need and don’t have space for. I spent our whole visit in New Orleans last year looking for the perfect mini and had almost given up when I spotted the locally-made streetcar in the window of a tiny shop filled with zillions of miniature everythings. It’s a miracle I even saw it, but it must have wanted me to.

Streetcar and Cape Cod Carl

Sydney on Jackson Square

I love my friend Heidi’s wall, it’s covered with tin corazones.

Heidi hearts

Do you collect anything?

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  1. From Me To You

    Your collection is so great! What a wonderful way to hold memories and be reminded of your travels!

  2. jo

    besides buttons no… i used to collect old ashtrays…..

  3. agirlajeepandahouse

    What a great collection. I collect too much… elephants, wine corks, gnomes, some things I have collected in my past and now don’t know what to do with pencils, postcards, stuffed animals. I love the mini collection. That is great and some great pictures too. Thanks.

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