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RE: Collecting - other than plants

Books. Although in the strict sense I am not a book "collector", with signed
first editions and all that, but a book accumulator. I guess the count is
somewhere in the 3000s by now, but it makes my husband wince when he knows
the exact number, so it's better just to say "a lot".  After I filled up the
two walls of floor-to-ceiling cases he built, plus the floor-to-ceiling in
the office, plus the 3 6-footers in the spare room, he said he wouldn't
build any more. Now I'm double-shelving. I never used to relinquish any of
them, but I have actually re-read and then given away about 20 or 30 of them
this year...just don't ask how many I bought. 


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2005 12:49 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: [CHAT] Collecting - other than plants

I've collected various cat items over the years.  (what a surprise!)  I have
a shelf of cat related books.  I had a sore spot for Harmony Kingdom Cat
Treasure Jests, Christmas tiles, and figurines.  Some Hagen-Reneker cats,
too.  And various other cat figurines.  Most of these I've been selling off
on eBay of late.  For Christmas I have a small collection of Dean
Griff/Charming Tails winter scenes figurines that show raccoons, bunnies,
mice, etc.  They are a tad too cutesy for every day viewing, but fun at
Christmastime.  Many of my more interesting cat pieces have come from my
sister Maureen.  A cat print she brought back from Japan, cat stone carvings
from Canada and Africa.  Then there are my 5 living-breathing cats. And the
garden of course has a bit of a cat theme - small cat statues here and
there.  I don't think I overdo it; not everything I own has cats on it.
Everything I own may have cat FUR on it though!

So what do you collect?  besides plants.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2005 6:46 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Farms/chat

> I used to collect Dept. 56 Dickens village, then got too much.   However,
> just recently found some Halloween/Thanksgiving stuff from Dept.  56.  I
had no
> idea!!!   Geesh, that's all I need.
> HA!  SO....has anyone incorportated the Xmas houses with the other
> holidays??  Was thinking of doing that.  Hadn't put out the village in
years, just too
> much work for one month...but if I could encorporate the other  holidays
> it....I could leave it up longer.  Hm.
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
> In a message dated 7/22/2005 11:02:21 PM Central Standard Time,
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> common  thread is D56
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