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What do you collect?

Discussion in 'Collections including Pin Trading' started by keith, Jul 18, 2008.

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    ok, what do you collect? what must you buy whenever you see no matter how many you already have :)

    I think people who know me would guess gadgets like cell phones, computers, cameras and lenses which is all true, but my guilty secret is...
    http://www.department56.com/

    :lol: If given the chance, I'd be one of those people on the news who had a whole mini town complete with trains and things :lol:

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    Oh! I love trains and the villages....thankfully I have not gotten into that hobby.

    I have a thing for snowglobes. I have quite a collection. I haven't bought any recently though since you can't carry them on the plane and I just don't trust the TSA people not to break them.

    I also collect Walt things.
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    I just saw a halloween "town" at my local craft shop, I wanted to snatch them all up. :)

    I tend to collect Lucy stuff and Donald things. :D
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    Lucy as in Lucille Ball or Lucy from Peanuts? I collect Lucy as the psychiatrist stuff. She reminds me of myself :lol:
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    Some of the halloween ones are just amazing! Sadly in the UK, I havent really found anywhere that does the proper stuff :( lots of garden centres do fake ones but they're not the same
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    You should come to Williamsburg Keith! There is a ginormous Yankee Candle store that has a whole Christmas room complete with snow. They also have lots of Christmas village stuff along with a whole room of Halloween stuff too. It's awesome in there.
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    I would LOVE that :yes:
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    I'll make sure I take lots of pictures next time I go. Maybe I can use that as an excuse to go this weekend :p oh and Rick Springfield is playing at Busch Gardens!! Ok, I know what I am doing this weekend :lol:
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    Lucille Ball. :D I've seen all the shows and have 2 seasons on DVD and loads of odds and ends with Lucy and Desi of course.


    I should go shopping for you at my craft shop (with your money of course :lol:). This was a really nice set with lights and sounds. Very cool.
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    Jordan really loves Lucy as well. Universal has a tribute exhibition to her. It's really cool.
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    I've been there once. It was nice. I still think the show is funny.
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    I would loooooove some photos !
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    Totally is....it is a classic :yes:
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    It was porceline dolls...stopped due to small apt. now...nothing really. I guess I've just kinda lost me for a moment lol. I do have a small collection of Disney pins.
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    Keith, I'm sure you've been to All That Hoopla (might have the name a bit wrong) at Florida Mall? That's where my better half collects the Dickens Village pieces. :yes:

    Lennox Snow White series is another collection, too.
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    For a second there I thought you were answering for Bob. He would love to do the same thing, but we just don't have any place to set something like that up.

    Tink I have some of the Dickens Village pieces too. Not many though, since again we just don't have the room.

    As for what I collect, well I collect china tea cups of all sizes and I especially love the minature ones that I have. I also have 2 doll sized tea cups that are all that's left of my great grandmothers tea set that she played with when she was a little girl.
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    Dh and I collect many many things. We realized when we started packing that we really need to cut back on the amount of nick nack type stuff we having laying around. There are a few collections we might keep, but some stuff has to go! I like the mini Disney snowglobes. It started with just Tigger and now I have quite a collection of all different ones. Dh and I have a collection of these dragon-ish pieces. We have dragons/gryphons and things like that. Dh collects fantasy knives/swords. Oh and that doesn't count the charming tails (little mice etc.), the hundreds of cds we have, precious moments pieces, etc etc etc. Yea, some stuff is off to ebay. :rolleyes008:
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    We have a Christmas store near us that we go to all the time that carries more of Department 56 then I have ever seen! They always have an entire Christmas set up, A total Halloween village, and new this year they have an amusement park set up which is really nice. They have a ski center and my Dad has been droooooling over the ski lift they have. If you are ever interested I can let you know what they have.
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    Where is that store Shellyamc? It's not the one up on Warren Road is it? :unsure: (Or is that Ward)? :confused:
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    No, it isn't. The store up on Warren Road is call Bull Creek (or something like that, I think they just changed their name) and they have gift type stuff, but no Dept. 56. They do carry Yankee Candles though. The store I am thinking of is in Lake George :yes:

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