Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Collections

I am a collector by nature I have always collected things when I was a child it was porcelain dolls, teddy bears, all the shirt tales etc.

I have a few collection right now owls, Pyrex, vintage Thermos etc. but I really want to start collecting souvenir spoons did your grandmother collected these?

Johnny's grandmother collects thimbles which would be cool too but I don't want to be a copy cat so here is my new obsession ( I have them often) :D
I want my grand kids to look at my collection like I always do Mama Ellen's thimbles and wonder about them...who gave them to her...
I want one from every state!!!

What do you collected?

You want to send me one from where you live I would love you to pieces!!!!

Can you tell the little things just make me so HAPPY!

I was a guest blogger today at Aquafrolic so please go check out my little DIY post!

have a lovely day

Care

22 comments:

Cat said...

Cool! I'll keep a lookout for a Nebraska spoon next time I'm thrifting! :) Going to check out your DIY on Aquafrolic now!

xoxo,
Cat

Laurie Anne said...

Hi Carrie! Cool new collection! That'll be lots of fun. I collect thimbles on my travels :) I'll have to send you a Canadian one :) xx

Cherie said...

I am a collector too - there are just too many cute things in this world.

I collect Dept. 56 villages - that is my largest collection now.

My daughter collected thimbles from everywhere we went all her growing up years. They got put away when she was a teenager - I hope she appreciates them again someday.

Life with Kaishon said...

Look at you Carrie! What a great start on your spoon collection! Perfectly fun!

Kristie said...

First of all, I still collect Shirt Tales stuff. I have the stuffed animals, drinking glasses and the plastic lunchbox and stickers and many more little gadgets. I love the idea of the spoons, I will keep my eye out for spoons for you.

Lindsay said...

oh what a fun collection!! I'll have to go look around for a ND spoon for you!! When I'm down in La I'll get one there too since that's where I really call home :)
Saw your post on Meesh's site, love your DIY!!
xoxo,
Lindsay

Sonja said...

I remember one of my relatives had spoons hanging on those cute little spoon shelves, I can't remember who though!! I will also keep a look out for a ND spoon :) I collect cherished teddy bears, they were my mama's, but she gave them to me and I continue collecting!

Crissy said...

oooh fun! love the spoons! My gma has quite a few of these. I'll have to find you one from Washington. :o)

Alli (One Pearl Button) said...

My mom collected souvenir spoons - I loved playing with them when I was a kid. I should try to find them next time I visit.

My main collections are blue pressed glass and vintage cameras. Oh, and vintage craft supplies, of course!

Rhonda said...

I like the spoons. I once started collecting those too. When I was young I collected stickers and stamps. I've also started collecting Pez (for my boys), spoons (like you). However, I've decided I must just not like it afterall, because I have a few and then just stop collecting. I have no idea where the spoons are. If I find them, I will remember you!

Amber said...

I know how thrifty you are but I'm familiar with a site called SpoonQuest.com. They give a little history on the American Souvenir Spoons and explain the different 'types' of spoons there are to collect! If I happen upon a WV spoon while I'm thrifting, I'll pick one up for you! Good luck on your collection :)

April said...

I love your spoon collection...what a neat idea! If I ever come across one when I'm in Arkansas or after we've settled in Alabama, I'll be sure to let you know. :)

paperpocket said...

I have a small antique sewing machines and lots of little ornaments that i've gathered over the years. The owl is my newest!

I also have a collection of foreign currency that I started when I was 6!

xoxo

Courtney said...

I love seeing collections. I'll keep my eyes open for a Pennsylvania spoon!

The Blonde Duck said...

How cute! I collect duckies...naturally.

Rambling Girl said...

I love seeing what others collect...I will be sure if I see any out thrifting I will pick it up for you...I have been looking for owls but none have been seen by me yet.

I love pyrex also. The ones with roosters on it...just love those.

PaperCameraScissor said...

I guess I am a collector too. I have a vintage camera collection, owls, coka cola stuff for my kitchen, my barbies from my childhood, Marilyn monroe dolls( 5), quickutz, ---you get the point.

Love the idea of spoons. I will look out for an Ohio one.

Robyn Beele said...

Nick's grandmother collects them and she has a ton from different places.

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

I'm a collector too! Cat figures and tea cups are my two biggest obessions. Love your spoon collection. I would get you one from my state. But I don't think you'll have any trouble with that one ;)

{ L } said...

Little collections are super fun! I see spoons a lot when we travel...good choice!

I would love for you to enter my giveaway for tunkables I have on my blog right now. It's for engraved antique silverware. <3

Liz said...

I collected spoons at one time and have a shoe box full. I've never displayed them. We don't really collect anything at this moment. We do enjoy getting souvenir wine glasses from the wineries that we visit. We also have collected art from a particular NC artist over the years. But there isn't any more room for much more of that.

amy lapi said...

mom and i have been looking at your blog all morning! she is enthralled wth your vday cards! :)