Sunday, June 8, 2008

A Collector of Things!

Yep! I'm a collector!
  • Teapots
  • Finials
  • Pumpkins
  • Red transferware
  • Red hats
  • Depression glass
  • Roosters & hens
  • Dragonfly jewelry
  • Santas
  • Bird Christmas ornaments
  • Dust

I love them all. Okay, the dust, not so much.

I don't exactly know how it happens. I "come by it honestly", since my dear mom was also a collector of things! Something will catch my eye, like the Eiffel Tower paper weight I saw the other day. I thought to myself, "Hmmm, a paper weight collection...or an Eiffel Tower collection would be fun"! Fortunately, I suppose, I did not succumb to the impulse!

As I was putting something away in a kitchen drawer yesterday, I noticed another collection. It isn't big, and it is actually useful, but a collection nonetheless. I have at least 7 sets of napkin rings! Woo hoo!

Now of course, I have to show them off!

First are a set my dad made for me. Every year at Christmas, he made gifts for his "girls"! This included his daughters, his wife and several of her girlfriends! They are very precious to me!

Next, a set I bought to use at Easter, many years ago!

Last one for this post. These are a set of Franz porcelain hummingbirds that I purchased on our honeymoon, three years ago.

I'll post the rest in a couple of days!

Enjoy! Chris



  1. I am guilty of collecting everything too! I love napkin rings and your hummingbird ones are precious. It is hard to find pretty napkin rings anymore. So enjoyed looking! blessings, Kathleen

  2. Chris, thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you will come by again soon.

    I see we have share an appreciation of lovely things. I love all of your napkin rings.

    Your windows are just absolutely breathtaking. I see why you love them.

  3. Haha! I am DEFINITELY a fellow collector of things. When folks ask me what I collect, I could list a billion things! :o) I usually just say "I collect what I love...whatever strikes me!" (Because that's usually a lot of things!) I love your gorgeous table settings, and your china in the last setting is beautiful!!

  4. Oh, I meant to tell you...I love the name for your blog! We share in our desire to make this life beautiful!

  5. Beautiful collections!!!

    kari & kijsa


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