I have collected so many different things throughout the years. I think I started out with pandas. All things panda I had to have! This went on for years until I finally said "Enough!". I still have all my pandas, but most are boxed up.
Piggy Banks. I inherited an old one from my great-grandmother and have beens lowly gathering more ever since. I've finally quit buying them myself, but my SILs give me new ones every now and then. They come in handy with my current collecting addiction...just keep reading...The black on on the left was the one I got from my great-grandmother. I have no idea how old it really is, but know that it's at least older then me...and that's OLD!
Next came lighthouses. I've met SO many people who collect them, that it kind of turned me off. I don't like following crowds (except here on Mondays!). I still have alot of lighthouse things strewn about the house. I like them, just not actively collecting them anymore.
Books. Books on or about Florida. I love them. I want them. I need them. As well as my current collecting addiction...ticky, tacky alligator stuff. You know, like OLD tacky tourist crap. I've gotten a couple old things off eBay and my Mom found me an old alligator nut cracker in an antique store. Fun things...though I'm not really hunting for more at the moment because of my number one. top priority interest in collecting....MONEY!
Not all are on Florida, but you can get the idea that I LIKE BOOKS!
A few of my alligator things.
Yes, I love to collect money. Sometimes I'll trade with people, even strangers, but when I do, I tend to get less in return. So I am trying to stop the swapping and just hold on to what I have and accumulate more. Used to be the paper money was only a yucky green color, but since I've been really into collecting it, they have added purty colors. Nice to look at and hold and smell even... oh, and I collect the coins, too. I'm an equal opportunity collector.
So there you have it. The things I collect. I have no reasons why...just one day, something caught my eye and I thought I needed more of it! Especially the money ;)
P.S. Dangit! Reading about everyone else's collections has reminded me that I collected Beanie Babies, too...and still collect shot glasses! In fact, they are practially sitting right in front of my face! How did I miss them earlier? D'uh...