I don’t always consciously ‘collect’ things, but when I watched Courtney Cerruti on Creative Bug talking about collections and how we are drawn to things over and over, I quickly realized that I have amassed a collection or three over the years.
When I am at the thrift shop or an estate sale or antique shop, I do have things I look for. Like old buttons, ledgers – the more handwriting the better, postcards – again, the more writing the better, photographs, books, flash cards and old haberdashery.
The thing I do conciously collect is marbles, but not just any marbles, I don’t look for marbles at any of the above locations and I am not interested in new marbles.
All of my precious marbles are from the local creek and the woods and all of which I have found with my 12 year old son.
We find them on the creek bed and in the mud and we love to dig them out! Some are in half, some are chipped and some are sand pitted with age and longevity in the creek.
Big marbles and small, we wash them and clean them and keep them in a ‘Pevely’ milk bottle also found in the woods.
We have over fifty of them and are still on the lookout for more!
Do you collect anything? Lots of different collections? I will share some more of my collections over the next few weeks and let’s see what we have in common!
Happy Wednesday and happy collecting x