May Blog Challenge

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

My Collection of Collections

Day 20!!  What do I collect?

I collect a lot.  I have my awesome hippo collection.  It is my favorite animal and they are mostly confined to my living room (my bathroom and entry way used to be decorated with hippos too).  I got my first collector hippo at 12.  I had toy ones before that.  My most unique is a 18' hippo candle.  He looks like he is laying down, and it is very detailed.  Every time my family or friends find hippos, they buy them and send them my way.

My next collection is Pocket Dragons.  They are so very cute with their little expressions.  My daughter was born in the year of the dragon, so we have a lot of cutesy dragon things.  I have a couple of signed pieces and I met the creator of them when I worked at a gift store in Houston.  They stopped making them a few years ago, so I haven't added to my collection in a long time.

I also collect Belle dolls.  I only collect the ones that are unique.  My collection is not very big, but I love when they rerelease the movie because it usually means that someone is going to come out with a collector doll.   These are displayed in my room above my dresser.

My last official collection is Mickey Mouse antenna toppers.  This collection started because I bought a cute princess one for my car; and someone stole it.  So, when I went back to buy another one, I found more.  I decided I didn't want to put it on my car, so I just started collecting them.  I have about 110 different ones.  I have a few repeats, but not many.  My Disney store stopped carrying them a few years ago, so I really only add to my collection when I go to Disney World or Land.  I have not found a way to display these without it looking like a collection of bouncy balls.  I think I will get a spool holder and see what I can do with that.

I also unofficially collect a few things too.  My friend and I have an inside joke about penguins so I have a small penguin collection (she has all the matching ones).  I also kind of collect Pez...it stems from Disney.  I also like to collect movies.  I blame that on Disney too!  And I guess you could say I collect Mickey.  I have A LOT!  My bathroom is Mickey, a Valentine's gift from my husband one year.  Mickey is everywhere in my home.

Now I sound like a person who is a hoarder, but I guarantee you, my house is not cluttered with them.  My poor daughter caught my collection bug though.  She also has a collection of collections.  Hers are mainly books, but she does have a really good American Girl doll collection.  

Want to see what other people collect, head over to Fabulous Finds by Tiffany.


6 comments:

  1. How fun! You collect awesome stuff. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It's funny, because I can't say 'hippopotamus' correctly. I somehow add a few extra syllables in there.

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    1. I will try to post some this week! :)

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