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Collections Other than Beauty?

I know many of us love to collect the perfume minis. I got the Prada Candy one, and it reminded me of my perfume bottle collection. I started with antique ones, and then branched off into minis, designers, anything special and pretty, until I have over 200. I don't display them currently due to space issues and, just , life...but that little bottle made me happy and also wonder what else do you all collect, besides your beauty hauls?

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I collect and display Juicy Couture charms.  

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I collect first edition books (and ex-boyfriends).

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That made me snort my coffee through my nose. Thanks for that Smiley Very Happy

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My pleasure (but it is sadly true)!  The first collection actually has some items of value.  The second collection has "items" that, in hindsight, are mostly just embarrassing....

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I like to refer to the more awful ones as 'learning experiences' Smiley Wink

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Heheheh, but they're fun to talk about eh? Sharing ex-bf stories....Smiley Tongue

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LOL. I too, chortled!

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I collect tea. I started off with just a couple loose leafs, and it kept growing. Now I search of the "perfect" blend for each of my favourite teas, or buy LE/HTF ones. But I also drink like 5 cups a day... so....

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You sound like myself with coffee! I'm such a coffee addict! I tell myself every week, "Lari, you really have to cut back on the caffeine," but every time I try I am miserable with headaches and sleepiness. Basically I have a hopeless coffee addiction that I need to conquer.

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Haha! I actually cut out coffee by switching to tea Smiley Tongue I mainly drink herbal or green tea now. I used to drink TONS of coffee, and now, if I haven even a few sips, I get headaches and my stomach hurts. It's weird! 

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After three dedicated drawers full of loose leaf tea I think I can say I do too

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I love tea too! O_O There's a local place that sells this Okanagan Ice Wine tea....it's divine!

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Cookbooks! I'm a passionate baker and cook, and I love to read about food science, baking, etc. I have a special love for the science of bread baking. Smiley Happy My shoe collection probably counts, too, as most people who see my wall shelves full of shoes usually have some choice exclamations about them...

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pics! pics!

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It is surprisingly super difficult to photograph the rooms/storage space in my house, because each of the rooms is somewhat oddly positioned. Also the lighting is not the best this time of day, but here are a couple of photos to give you an idea!

 

This is where I display my shoes on the first floor of my house. Or, at least, this is where I store my seasonal shoes that I want at the ready... LOL! We only really have space on the bottom two shelves across this wall, so all of the spillover lives upstairs and gets changed out when I think I'll wear them more. You can see some gaps in there because I wore a few and left them by my back door. I also put some of my purses up on these shelves for whenever I want to grab them.

 

Some shoes are never switched out! Here's a picture of my favorite heels, and my favorite orange bag:

 

I love the Jimmy Choos because they are my wedding shoes and they are special and sparkly. I love the poetic license heels because they're so darn fun! And orange... well, I love orange.

 

EDIT: Forgive my ugly nails, they're overdue.

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Omg, I am so jealous! Lari, they're beautiful!

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ooooohhhhh!!! Aaaaaaaahhhhhh!!! pretteeeeeeeeees!

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Perennials. I'm a gardening junkie and I love to buy different and unusual specimens (and then shoehorn them into my beds somehow). I keep tearing up my lawn and putting in more beds. Which actually makes a lot of sense because it's easier to keep a garden alive than keep a lawn looking good. At least this is what I keep telling my husband. Smiley Happy

 

And before I had kids, Coach bags!

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I'm just about to go out into the garden and attack some more weeds! Smiley Wink Our rhododendrons are just beginning to bloom... I love them. They're an unusual deep red color that I rarely see with rhodos.

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I bet your yard looks amazing! What a nice thing to collect--it benefits the whole neighborhood and the planet! I agree on the Coach bags... love those too!

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vintage cookbooks- like 40s 50s & 60s. I don't know who thought bananas, ham, and hollandaise was a good mix but there are some gems in them and I like looking at the pictures. I also collect vintage costume jewelry and dishes. I'm always on the hunt for interesting dishes and pyrex for my photography

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OOOOOH are you a food photographer or do you just like photographing your dishes? Smiley Happy

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I'm a food photographer! Smiley Very Happy

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AAAAAAH fellow foodie! That's amazing! I have a DSL Canon Rebel T3 but I'm still learning. 

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