Today I am excited to connect to Kissin’ Blue Karen’s feature, Beyond the Books. Today’s topic: I Collect These.
Yes, right up my alley, as one could say, since I have been a collector for a while. Yes, recently, I have been purging my collections, moving a few things into the bins or the closets.
I love collecting bears, dolls, books, and Disney characters. Here are some examples of the Disney figurines, mixed in with other collections, including some of my books.
A close-up of the bottom shelf, and more figurines. A glimpse of a photo frame that I love, with precious family:
Across the mantle, some of my favorite fairytale figurines march:
Boyd’s Bears are some of my collectibles, and front and center here, take note of the bear riding the swan, one of my favorites. And I love little quirky things, like the large “jack” in front.
To the left of the bear/swan, note the little birdhouse. Made of Popsicle sticks, and discovered in one of my favorite stores for odds and ends and crafts.
In my bedroom, I have some favorite dolls from Boyd’s, along with a bear tucked away. Books inhabit this space, too. On the wall are photos, taken by my eldest son, who spent time in Ireland, among other European countries. I call these my Ireland collection. They are all over this room.
In my office, I created a book nook from an ordinary closet…here are some books, some favorite dolls, and a few awards, etc. One of the dolls on the right is my “Aubrey doll.” When my granddaughter Aubrey was a toddler, her parents had the doll created from her photo…in a mall. But a precious collection, nevertheless.
I could go on and on…but that’s the tip of the iceberg, anyway. What are the rest of you spotlighting today?