Dear Cindy over at I owe it all to Him has a Link party this weekend
about our Collections
I have been a magpie all my life and when I think about it I have many collections.
Books, Boxes, Buddhas, Rings (don't ask me how many I have, that's a whole different story.
I love gemstones.My daughter's legacy!)
What with my own handpainted china hanging on walls and standing on stands I have a large collection of Buddhas. I started collecting these when quite young, some are antique, like the green Vaseline glass one, and some I have had for 45 years.
The Chinese Famille Rose collection is another I've had for ever....
These are about 12 inches tall and I bought them 35 years ago.
I call them Nelson and Emma!
Just a couple of my Royal Worcester ladies, I have 10 now.
At the front is an Ostrich egg I decorated. When opened it is lined with blue silk.
The small sitting couple I gave my mother 30 years ago and after she passed
I kept most of the ornaments I had given her. The rest went to family.
Yes, quite a lot to dust but they all have special memories. Where I was and what I was doing at the time I bought them. Some bought for me and I think of the person who gave it.
Some bring back a special song or person and I could never part with.
I still have the elephant my daughter bought me with her first weeks wages!
'Lay not up for yourselves treasure on earth.......'
None of these things have monetary worth to me, just old memories to an old lady.