Children of Japan

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Alice, Commemorative Edition

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c. 1969 Greek Plastic Mini Baby

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British Museum, Child's Tomb

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Scary Stuff and Collections of Things I don't Collect!

It's been one of those weeks, mornings, days. Let the stress begin in waves and tsunamis. So, now a pause to blog, inspired after reading the wonderful Sharon Fiffer's, Scary Stuff, featuring antique Halloween decorations! Ms. Fiffer has an amazing website and blog for mystery lovers, pickers, and collectors, alike. Below is my list of collections of things I don't collect, a private joke between me and one of my friends:

1. Guitar picks [accumulated, then diversified, out of necessity]
2. Sheet music and music books [ditto]
3. Small kitchen gadgets [often gifts too interesting or bizarre to toss]
4. Key chains [except when theme or doll related] I bought the entire collection, fits in two boxes, of a neighbor's deceased son. The whole thing was very poignant, and I felt it could be used to decorate a tree for The Festival of Trees, locally.
5. Rocks, inherited
6. Teacups, also inherited
7. Vintage greeting cards, inherited
8. Family memorabilia; I've been unofficially designated the curator for several family histories
9. Pencils and pens, many souvenirs, all used
10. Jewelry, hated it at first, then inherited, now, well, OK, it's no longer an "involuntary" collection.
11. Tupperware
12. Mixing bowls
13. Copper
14. Cameras and photmemorabilia
15. Orchids [only fake and information about live one's; I'm too scared to grow them]
16. "Garden junk" - Necessity, my neighbor's enthusiasm, desire to decorate and grow things.
17. Stickers
18. True crime and books about murders [occupational hazard]
19. Antique, once valuable, beat-up books without homes; this one is emotional.
20. Beads/art supplies; another occupational hazard
21. Newspaper clippings, unless on dolls or relevant themes. My aunt got me started. Became valuable teaching tools. Will organize my ephemera collection when I retire.
22. Wine corks and labels; former as souvenirs, latter because my uncle was a commercial artist who designed them.
23. Quilt squares and vintage materials; inherited and occupational hazard. Also, tribute to my grandmother and my mother.
24. Auto and trip memorabilia, assorted cartography; many trips of days gone by, same for airline, cruise line, and a few train pieces.

Well, that pretty much covers it. There are, of course, the "conscious" collections of which I'm very fond, and the 'side' or derivative collections, but more of them later.

Happy dolling, collecting, and weekend!

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