Thursday, September 29, 2011

WHAT DO YOU COLLECT?!



       Janine and I have been big bird enthusiasts over the years.  Above is a picture of some figurines that we have had on a shelf for many years.  I am also glad that I have a huge collection in a display unit to remember the shared love we have had for our feathered friends. You can see a picture of this collection in an earlier post - BIRD FIGURINE COLLECTION.  I remember how happy we always were when we got another figurine. Some were bought and some came from  relatives, friends and pen-pals. As a matter of fact some travelled many miles to get to us!:)  Are you an avid collector of any item?  I would be interested to hear about it!

72 comments:

Sunray Gardens said...

Well no doubt my biggest collection would be my Yorkie collection of figurines, prints, stuffys, etc.

Love your bird collection. Nice memory of you collecting them together.
Cher Sunray Gardens
Goldenray Yorkies

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Sunray Gardens, Your collection sounds great! I have just read about the Goldenray Yorkies! Congratulations to you and the Yorkies. They are lovely dogs. Take care.

Michelle said...

I'm already a follower via the Super Stalker Friday Blog Hop.

Would appreciate a follow back on my blog if you don't currently follow

http://mamasbabycupcakes.blogspot.com

Maria said...

judy, your collection is amazing!! and it shows just how much you and your sister had a connection and special bond. i love that you have all of these to remember her...all that you loved together, right there with you. you have such a beautiful heart.
thank you so much for sharing with me what you are thankful for, on my post today! i loved what you wrote. and thank you for always leaving the sweetest words.
wishing you a wonderful night <3
xoxo
maria

Maria said...

oo, and how can i forget to answer. i LOVE to collect cat "stuff" of course!! :) and peacock and butterfly things are a close second! :)

MissMOE said...

Thanks for the follow--I'm following back. My biggest collection to date is books. I recently downsized as we have moved to a much smaller house. I let go of 50 boxes of books. It was hard, but I did it. Now I'm trying not replace them, but it's hard! LOL! My biggest weakness is cook books!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hello MissMOE,
Thank you for also becoming a Follower of my Blog. It is good to have a collection of books. Some books are very hard to let go!:) Take care.
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Maria,
It is always so great to hear from you. I note that you collect some interesting things - cat stuff, peacock and butterfly things. Take care and all the best.
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hello Michelle,
I am already a Follower of your Blog. You have beautiful children. I wish you all the very best with your pregnancy. I was trying to write some comments on your Blog but was having problems as when I tried to type the code there is no space for me to do so. This is probably a technical problem. I will keep trying. Take care.
Judy

Kelly said...

Hi, New follower here from the Blog Hop 'til you Drop http://babyfeetandpuppybreath.blogspot.com/
Hope you can stop by my blog and follow me back, Thank you.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for becoming a Follower Kelly! I will now head to your Blog. Take care.

Charla @ Healthy Home Blog said...

I have some collectible Coke bottles, anniversary tins (like the 100th anniversary of Fig Newtons, etc). Thanks for stopping by Friendly Friday! :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Charla,
Thanks for telling me about your collection. Sounds interesting.
Judy

Xenia said...

Oh my goodness, what a collection! I actually don't have one myself... but now I'm sort of wishing that I do. Very cool!

Thanks so much for joining us for Friendly Friday, have a great weekend!

Amanda T said...

I collect a lot of things! Bouncy Balls.. Stickers.. Lol :P

Love your birds ^.^

Stopping by from the Friday Blog Hop.

Nekky said...

Nice collections you've got there Judy. I'm not much of a collector, but my kids collects shells and stones. I'm keeping them because we want to build a special shelf for their collections.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hello there Nekky,
A good Friday to you. It is interesting that your children collect shells and stones. Oh yes, do build a special shelf for them. I remember visiting a hotel in Jamaica and there was a glass display unit with a collection of shells and it looked so beautiful. My mom says when she was a young girl she used to collect shells. Take care.
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for sharing your collection Amanda T. Very interesting. Over the years I have gotten a lot of stickers and still have some. I have some of those featuring birds in my shelf!:) Take care and have a good Friday.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for your comments Xenia! Thanks also for the opportunity to participate in your Blog Hop. Take care and have a good Friday.

Maves Faves said...

All this hopping would make a rabbit tired, but not us bloggers! I’m a new follower from Hop Til You Drop . Hope you follow back. Please follow back http://mavesfaves.blogspot.com/.

Clairejustine said...

These are so lovely,
I collect shoes my kids think I'm mad lol,have a good weekend :)

Stephanie of Gumdrop Pass said...

WOW - what a collection you have there! How fun! I bet it's great to go through it and think of who/where each piece is from. :)

I don't really have a collection of anything... I hope to (someday) have a nice collection of diamonds. HA! :)

I hope you have a great weekend! :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi there Stephanie,
Thanks for your comments. I really love this collection. Your idea of collecting diamonds is a good one!:) Have a wonderful weekend.
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

I have seen your fabulous collection of shoes Clairejustine! Looks great! Have a good weekend.

Judy Haughton-James said...

A lot of hopping indeed Maves Faves!:)Thanks for stopping by and becoming a Follower of my Blog. I will definitely follow back. Have a good weekend!

faye said...

nice collection!
thnks for dropping by!
These are my collections too.
http://meinthedutchsociety.blogspot.com/2011/09/pic-of-week-my-collections-of-wedgwood.html

Dinky Monograms said...

Hello Judy, I'm blog hopping and a newbie at that. Not sure what I'm doing lol!

Tina @ The Blessed Couponer said...

I am a new follower from the Friendly Friday blog hop. http://theblessedcouponer.com and twitter is: blessedcouponer. Thanks for following back!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Faye! I am going to have a look at your collection now. Take care.

Melanie said...

Seeds! Cookbooks! I used to collect seashells too, that and rocks. My kids collect anything, and everything as well. We have a whole box full of things they find :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Dinky Monograms.
Thanks for stopping by on the Blog Hop. I visited your Blog and saw your beautiful work. I am now a Follower of your Blog.
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Melanie,
I note that you and your family have some interesting collections. My mom has a number of cookbooks with great recipes. Take care and have a good weekend.
Judy

Self Sagacity said...

I have to say, nothing and everything but only three of each. :-)

Kim said...

I collect dolls and knic knacks I love your birds!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Self-Sagacity,
Your comment made me smile! Have a good weekend.
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Kim! I have seen some beautiful doll collections! Take care and have a good weekend.
Judy

Jen said...

Wow! Great collection. What wonderful memories these must be... Blessings this day! ~ jen

Isabelle Thornton said...

I started collecting glass containers. My husband teased me when we moved. LOL I just love it!
love your collection. Fun!
I would enjoy a follow back for sure :)
Have a super week-end!
Isabelle
http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com/

Judy Haughton-James said...

Interesting collection Isabelle! Thanks for becoming a Follower of my Blog and sharing your comments. I will definitely follow you back.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Jen! A lot of blessings to you too!

Annie said...

I've collected the song "Amazing Grace" for years. It's been sung by so many musicians over time. I have 13 on cds and 3 more on albums. Elvis, Ani DiFranco, Joan Baez, the Neville Brothers and more. Have a good weekend, Judy.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Interesting collection Annie! The song " Amazing Grace" is such a great song that it is wonderful that you have CDs of this song by different singers. Have a good weekend.

Lorie said...

Beautiful collection and what an amazing reminder of your sister! I really don't have a large collection of anything, just little things here and there.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Lorie! Have a wonderful weekend!

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

I collect books! I have tons and tons of them in my house! I do donate a bunch every year though!

Judy Haughton-James said...

A great collection to have Melissa! Have a wonderful weekend!

Pug Daddy said...

I currently collect toys for my puppy, Bunk. I found your
blog on BlogHopsEveryDay and am glad I joined along.
If you like cute puppies and funny stories, be sure to check me out!

Bunk the Pug Puppy

Treat and Trick said...

Your collection looks fantastic! It shows how much you and your sister had a same interest and great love of birds...

Tammy said...

I use to collect teddy bears but they began to muliply...so I had to scale back. Now I don't really collect anything.

Have a great weekend girl! ;)

Suz from WelltoDo said...

Hi Judy! Thanks so much for stopping by WelltoDo and the Weekend Gathering Hop!

My biggest collection is of SHOES :)

Happy weekend—
Suz

Anji said...

Vintage French postcards. I'm lucky enough to have turned my hobby into my business. I blog about them too

http://timeandoft.blogspot.com

looking at your picture closely, I see that you have a goose with a blue scarf on. I have a breakfast set with them on and coasters too!

Itin said...

I used to collect stamps before back in grade school but gave up as I got bored with meticulously scraping off stamps from mailed envelopes. I do have plans of collecting weird mugs when I can afford to move in to my own house.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Itin,
Janine and I used to collect stamps when we were in high school. After that we mainly collected stamps featuring birds and even put some in albums. However I really don't collect them now.I hope you will get to start your collection of mugs in the not too distant future. Take care and enjoy your weekend.
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Interesting collection Anji! There was a time when my twin and I collected postcards and placed them into albums! I will have a closer look at your collection today. I need to also visit EXPOSE YOUR BLOG! I have had a hectic week. Take care.
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Suz,
It must be great to have a wide assortment of shoes that when you are ready you can choose one for any occasion! Have a good weekend.Thanks again for the opportunity to be in the Blog Hop.
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Tammy,
I know what you mean! There was a time when I would go out and just keep buying a lot of birds. Now I have so many and not much space around that I have to scale down on the amount I buy. Have a good weekend.
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Treat & Trick! Have yourself a wonderful weekend!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Pug Daddy! I will definitely check your Blog. My favourite pets over the years have always been dogs.

SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

Right now I collect milk glass. It is a very beautiful white glass that is no longer produced. My current hunt is for the plates. I have found them especially hard to track down. I don't look online for them though. That makes it to easy ;D

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi SocialStudiesSoubrette,
You have an interesting collection. I hope you find some plates in the not too distant future. Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Judy

coronaryrn said...

I think everyone should collect something! I have collected Fire King Dinnerware for the past 30years...my husband collects paperweights and 1/24 scale vehicles... I love your bird collection! Many years of memories there I am sure! I posted a Surprise Sunday Hop on my blog you might want to join! @ http://www.pargasjunkyard.wordpress.com

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi coronaryn,
You and your husband certainly have some interesting collections! Thanks for inviting me to participate in your Blog Hop. I definitely will.
Judy

The Southern Fried Bride said...

Thank you for the follow. Following you back. Reading your blog uplifted my heart. My mother died when I was 26 of kidney disease and my maternal grandmother, my second mother, died 2 years ago.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for becoming a Follower and your kind comments The Southern Fried Bride. I am sorry that you lost your mom so early and your maternal grandmother died 2 years ago. May the memories of the time you had with them live on. Take care.

Candice said...

I love your bird collections...I'm sure each one holds a special place in your heart :) I don't really collect anything...I wish I did though. Actually I wouldn't necessarily call it a collection, but I get a small piece of jewelry (nothing expensive) from every trip we go on. I love reminiscing about a particular trip every time I wear the necklace or earrings.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Candice. I like your idea of buying a piece of jewellery whenever you go on a trip. Take care and have a good week.

Skylar Magazine said...

I collect and have been collecting elephants since I was a kid. Everything from figurines, stuffed animals you name it. I think they are amazing animals. Anyway, my name is Sarah, I am a new follower from the Weekend Gathering hop and I wanted to invite you to come follow back http://skylarinc.blogspot.com/. Thanks:)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Interesting collection Skylar! Thanks for becoming a Follower of my Blog and sharing your comments. I will definitely follow back. Have a good week.

Ellen Marie "Mama" Pike said...

I collect and frame Mary Cassatt artwork. Most of her work depicts mothers and children.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Very interesting collection Ellen Marie! Those pictures must look so lovely!

The Belly Dancer said...

I collect paper dolls :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

I am not surprised that you collect paper dolls. You are such a great artist The Belly Dancer. I have seen your great paper dolls' clothes.

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