I've never really been one for collections. My grandma always collected things..music boxes, dolls, and quite a few other little things that have brought me great memories. In the past couple of years I've started a few small collections, just naturally. I'm still not collection crazy, but I've had fun finding something that suites me and my taste. Even though I never thought I'd be a collector of anything (besides strollers), it's happened all on it's own;).
It started with ball jars. My grandma always had a slew of canning jars around. She didn't collect them per say, she actually used them for their intended purpose, but they remind me of her and being at their house in the summer. I started picking them up a few years ago, and stopped once my collection outgrew the space I have for them. I'm using a few in my office now to store pens, rubber bands, paper clips, etc. I also a few in the kitchen for sugar, creamer and tea, and in the bathroom for q-tips and cotton balls.
Then it was milk glass. This collection started with two pieces that came from my grandparents farm after my grandma passed away.
There's also a little collection of scales to the far led on the counter. One up top, as well. That one was my grandma's. So, this all started with her, I guess. I'm more like her than I thought, and I love having these reminders of her all around my house.
Have a great Tuesday!