Friday Fun – collections

Most of us Collect something or maybe we’ve admired others collections

please share your creative version of a collection in pics or stories? 

Whether through your lens or using creative writing …
go where the prompt leads!

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Mother’s collection of elephants … as a nomad I’ve mainly collected visas

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  1. I posted today about my hammered aluminum collection https://murisopsis.wordpress.com/2019/11/27/looking-at-my-collection/
    Hammered aluminum was first popular in the 1930s but became really “in” during WWII due to the shortage of silver. Many newlyweds were gifted with “poor man’s silver” in the form of hammered aluminum serving trays and bowls. It remained popular into the 1960s but shifted from hand hammered to machine stamped. Most of my pieces are hand wrought.

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  2. I have collected so many different things in my childhood like stamps, coins, feathers, leaves, books, and even stones and rocks!! Sounds rather silly, isn’t it ?!! I have passed on my coin collection to my daughter hoping she too will find it entertaining… but in today’s digital world, kids hardly seem bothered about it!!

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  3. I have too many collections; books of certain themes, wooden Pinocchio dolls as I had one from my one grandmother – because of the story. I’ve actually acquired Pinocchio books in different languages 🙂 Some I think our collections that we have or what we collect for others helps to build relationships. I used to collect Bees for someone named Beatrice 🙂

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    • how sweet 🙂

      A friend of mine lends her dolls out to nursing homes for the inmates to reminisce. So when she saw some ‘free dolls’ advertised she collected 2 huge bags of amazing dolls. They were all about 8-10 inches tall from all around the world. But five were wooden Pinocchio’s each one had a longer nose .. they were so cute and very well made 🙂

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      • The one Pinocchio that was my Grandmother’s has string attaching the legs/arms and simple hand stitched cloth clothe and a very faint .89 in pencil on one leg. Minor damage by a pet one year, but still a fine example 😉

        I went looking online for similar dolls. Looks like it could have been made in Poland – value any where from 15 – 50 $ to me though – priceless. 🙂

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  4. Love the little elephants that belonged to your Mum!
    And your collection sounds most wonderful!
    I’ve collected cherub art, owl art, baskets, well-seasoned books, angel figurines, ETC. Most of my collections are small, and they got started by someone starting it for me.
    I haven’t bought anything to add to any of my collections for years. But I do enjoy the stuff I’ve had for many decades. It all adds joy my space. 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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  5. Hello dear Kate…. I’m have a reoccurrence of my occipital neuralgia, not as bad as last year, but bloody bad enough….. I’ll be ok….
    Anyhow as you know I’m great collector of music, and while I’ve restricted here a home, I’ve managed to do this playlist of 9 of Leonard Cohen’s new releases. And I’ve also done a PDF booklet of the lyrics to the absolute glorious pieces of music/poetry….enjoy…. xxx

    https://1drv.ms/b/s!Asumt4cZ9A65hLhG875ZsAS4JOdryg?e=Ato9sK

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    • hope your health improves soon Ivor, take it easy 🙂
      Great idea to compile your own collection … easy to transport if you have any more hospital visits heaven forbid 😎

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