Sunday, May 18, 2008

FUN MONDAY - Collecting collections



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~THE ASSIGMENT ~So on Monday, I want to see your collection. If you don't have or don't want or CAN'T (wink) show us a picture, then tell us what the collection is in 10 words or less. Then tell us why you started collecting it.



Collections:




  • Well there is that my assortment of assorted Tupperware, gladware, cool whip container, etc lids. Not the bowls just the lid lots and lots lids. Sadly my sister keeps thinking that the lid is of no use and keep thinning up my collection. Picture after a recent weeding of matchless lids.






  • Than there is the shopping bag collection, but than again then are just recycled as doggie dodo pickuper, or trash bags so does that count as a collection. Besides the goal is to never have more than twenty. And the canvas bag is use for shopping.
  • There are all those dry pens and broken pencils. Oh yea my sister trade them out 10 for 1 and took them all away for a pack on new ones. I told here the new ones had no character and I was planning an art project with all those old writing implements. She said “liar liar pants on fire”, and took them away.
  • So that leave my miss matched socks, the sister hasn’t found them yet, beside I only get one type and color of socks so the mate of one pretty much match another. What can I say, my socks are swingers.


  • Only items left are my single ear rings, I have lots and lots of single ear rings, but they are still in a box from my last move so no picture of my lovely single ear ring tree.

    ElGene


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29 comments:

mjd said...

He,he I have some lids with no containers and containers without matching lids. I have several unmatched socks and single earrings too. Maybe if we joined our collections, we might have a pair of socks and a matching set of earrings.

Faye said...

What's with sister? Is she the anti-clutter police? Grin. . .

I collect similar things, especially writing supplies--many dried up. As to single earring collection--don't you just hate losing one of your favorite pair? It always happens.

jennifer said...

HAH! Love those collections.

Jennifer

Olive said...

Hehehe, being retarded I get the opportunity to thin out those types of collections.

Gold liquidation prices are not bad nowadays. This takes care of those single earrings.

As for tupperware lids with no bottoms, well, moving this last time took care of those. Freecycle, giving away those items does wonders for your soul.

Celeste said...

I love that: "wedding of the matchless lids".

Perhaps, you could do an art project with the single ear-rings?

Great post!

SwampAngel65 said...

Haven't you seen that infomercial for the Gold Kit??? They send you and envelope, you send them your old gold, and they send you a check for $1.83 in return. It's wonderful!

Funny, I have the ezact same tupperware collection. Maybe I have the containers and you have all the lids???

Jenny, the Bloggess said...

Single earring and single socks. I have that collection too.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Hee hee, I have collections just like those.

Sayre said...

Your socks... swingers... hahaha!!!

I try to do that with my family's socks!

ChrisB said...

Tupperware has become very collectible (apparently) I have a box full in my cellar from the 70's so I'm hanging on to it in the hope of eventually selling it!

karisma said...

Oh No you can't throw the tupperware away, it has a lifetime guarantee!

I love your header, it is really beautiful!

Pamela said...

Oh we are separated twins!!
I have all that, too. I even thought about posting them.

You're the winner!

Alison said...

I think this is my favorite set of collections yet!!! I have some of the same!!!

insane mama said...

I collect kids.... I wish I didn't
Actually I just did my collection post

ellen b. said...

Ha! You are cracking me up but also have given me some insight into our weird collections we let sit around for ages...
have a great week...

Ari_1965 said...

So, you're the one who stole all my plastic lids. I think it was mean of you. I've had to use Saran Wrap. And now you tell me that you've allowed your sister to weed out "your" plastic lid collection. Jeez. Some people.

melai said...

My mother used to collect Tupperware too, but when the price gets higher, she stops buying.

Randy and Kim said...

Wow, your tupperware looks so much better organized than mine... how ever do you do it?

Gattina said...

You have a shopping bag collection ? that's something special, I know people who collect elephants, owls, stamps, but shopping bags ? lol !

Christine said...

Unbelievable. Someone else who collects mismatched socks and single earrings. I can't bear to part with or toss mine either.

~Christine
www.arewethereyetmom.com

My Husband Calls Me Weird said...

A yes, the plastic shopping bag collection. I use mine when I scoop our the cat litter.

nikki

Cricket's Hearth said...

I made a major clearing out of "stuff" several years ago and now I have matching socks and pairs of earrings. There can be peace in the world!

Melanie said...

Oh my goodness- you are too funny! My dad jokes with me about my lovely matching set of cool whip dishes I have collected.

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Laura@Storytellin' Mama said...

I have all of these same collections!

I wonder if they will be worth something on Ebay someday?

Cruise Mom said...

Maybe if we all got together, we could find matches for all our single socks!

Mariposa said...

Ha ha ha...looks like containers are also in huh?!

Thanks for playing...sorry for the late visit.

Patience-please said...

Brlliant!! thanks for the laugh! Oh, and we have the same collections.

lisa marie said...

Oh come on don't you collect something more exciting, like spiderwebs? I have plenty of dries up pens I could send. :)

SwampAngel65 said...

I tagged you to do a short "meme". check out my blog and you'll see the deal.