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RE: Collecting - other than plants

Not boring, Pam.  I know you have a good collection of experiences. ;>D

As for me, I do collect Anne McCaffrey books.  I believe I have every one
she's written and I'm still craving for more.  I may have to start
collecting her son Todd's books as he has recently begun writing with a
similar flair as Anne's.  

I used to collect precious moments, but one can have too many dust
collectors.  One case is enough.  I suppose I collect Christmas ornaments
and decorations.  When we moved here over a decade ago, over half of our
three car garage was filled with boxes of Christmas items.  It fills most of
our attic now.  I am thinking about paring some of that down as we don't get
the time to put it all up anymore with our annual Christmas Santa-ing.  I
have a small but very good collection of Gardening books.  There is a large
collection of craft materials of various types (that I don't have time to
use any more either) and a collection of pressed flowers I want to put to
use someday, too.  The older I get, the more I'm learning the less I need.  

(I could have saved LOTS of money if I'd learned that much earlier in my
life. LOL!)

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Pam Evans
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2005 5:39 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Collecting - other than plants

Spend most of my time trying to collect my wits!!   Not into "things"
too much, sorry about that.  Pretty boring huh?

On 7/28/05, james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net> wrote:
> Used to collect Zuni fetishes, but gave most of those to my grandson.
> Have two of Linares's papier-mbchi fantastic Day of the Dead
> demons/dragons; I'd have more if I could afford them. Fossils,
> including one of a fern [Neuropteris scheuchzeri] and several pieces of
> petrified wood from Washington, DC, Arizona, Colorado, and elsewhere,
> but also animal remains--fish, crabs, oysters, clams, dugongs, sharks.
> We also have a fair number of onyx bowls, goblets, and vases from
> Panamint Valley in Californa, Turkey, Mexico, and elsewhere. And, of
> course, books. Two rooms with floor-to-ceiling bookcases crammed full
> and unshelved piles here and there.
> On Jul 28, 2005, at 3:49 PM, Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing
> Center wrote:
> > 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.
> >
> > Kitty
> > ----- 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
> > with
> >> 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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> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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Kemp TX
zone 8A

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