Thursday, October 7, 2010

Collection Corner

I don't know anyone who doesn't collect something. My sister collects milk glass and colored glass jars to name a few and my husband collects eagles and one of my daughter-in-laws collects Boyd's Bears.  I collect two things that came about accidentally. One is McCoy Pottery and the other is bells.  Many, many years ago my dad gave me a bell for my birthday. From then on people started giving me bells and then I bought a few myself.  I don't collect state bells or souvenir bells and for a bell to get my interest it has to be unusual either in color or design. 

                                                                   my first bell
                                       given to me by my dad

some of my bells

                                      my Christmas bells

It's hard to believe that one little bell turned out to be a whole collection. I don't know how many I have. I've never counted them.  I know some of you are thinking that these are just dust collectors. You are absolutely right. Aren't all collections?



Gloria said...

What a lovely collection! Hope you ring them often!

Oklahoma Granny said...

I once told someone that my collections had a collection of their own - dust.

Miz Liz said...

My mother has a Bell Collection also. I give her a Bell for Mother's Day, her Birthday, Christmas and for just being her :) She Loves them :)
You have a nice collection also!
Enjoy them

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh Christine.... What a lovely collection.... Isn't it fun finding the perfect little bell to add to your collection?

Thanks for coming and have a great time whipping up your own pumpkins. Whew... I had mess EVERYWHERE.... But it was so much fun.


Mel said...

You have a great collection. I love the Christmas bells.

Jeff said...

I had several students give me lighthouses over the years. I had a few pictures of lighthouses in my classroom, so they assumed that it was something I liked. And they were right. So, I've bought a few to add to the collection and my family has bought me some. I have them all in my office. It keeps me reminded of those years I LOVED as a teacher.

Ninny said...

I've heard it said that a collection is three or more of something. I think you have the "more" part covered. I didn't know your first bell came from Daddy. He really knew how to get something started, didn't he? :)