Darwin and I love to buy junk. When you have this obsession, you become a collector. We have always lived with our collections. Why not surround ourselves with the things that we love? We have collecting mania. We admit to it. We embrace it. You may have this same condition. Some call it an obsession. That works for us too.
Being around Stars on a daily basis just helps feed our addiction to things. We do not collect newspapers and cottage cheese containers. Our townhouse is not piled with magazines from the 60′s that make pathways through the house. We live with beauty. Our collections make us happy. Beauty and happiness, what a nice duo to have in one’s life.
Years ago we were featured in a Better Homes & Gardens Book on living with collections. I am sure it is now out of print. But we had our 15 minutes of fame just the same.
One Sunday morning I was reading the New York Times and came across an article entitled, “Fun Stuff”. Now that is my kind of headline, so reading further I found out about a blog called, A Collection a Day. Seems Lisa Congdon started her blog January 2010. She posted in the course of a year, a collection a day. I’m lucky to get this blog written a couple of days a week. Not everyday for heaven’s sake. I need a life. But back to Lisa and her collection a day. Of course I took a look and you should too. She is coming out with a book based on the blog. So where is this leading? I thought well why not talk about collections and show just a few of the ones Darwin and I live with. Let me know what your collections are. It will be like group therapy.
Yes, the clocks are hanging in our garage. When you run out of wall space you use what you can get. Next week maybe a blog on how to display and decorate with collections. They can be tricky sometimes. Of course there are more collection photos to share.