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I collect...interesting isn't it...Oh My I collect..but I'm trying to keep it under control as I start to collect more things..

First off...I could write a daily post on what I collect but I'll break you in slowly...My most favorite thing to collect are books...I love books..can't live without them and everyday I have to read something...and I read anywhere...including the bathroom...I know,  so do you.  Any serious reader does.. That's where I have my magazine time..oh, and my other magazine spot is on the treadmill..honestly it's an expensive hobby unless you hook a few here and there from the Doctor's office or the gym..they really don't care...they don't even pay for them...

Next are my books..I LOVE my books..I always have a book going and I savor the good ones...and I fill the books shelves in both of my houses with all kinds of books...but my favorites are Non-Fiction and really,  really good novels...good novels have good literature..I am not a fan of "what's new on the New York Times best seller list"..usually they are just the most popular and more like a beach read... I also love reading about writing. My favorite author is Charles Dickens and I would need an entire blog page to tell you about my love of his works and the many homes of his that I have visited over the years...I am really thinking of making a book page as part of my blog...

And of course Quote books...I know you can google quotes and poems, but I like to hold my books, mark them up if I love something that is it on my bookshelf, look at them, like some looks at fine china. They make me happy and make my house a home..I've just finished collecting a little series of quote can see them in the photo above..I love them so much I haven't even taken the little tags off them yet..and next to each quote that I use...I write in the book where the quote is and why I chose that quote for that particular photo or I collect books and magazines...the magazines will have to be for another day...I've got some "keepers" to tell you about...

A few other collections that I manage to squeeze in the house are my tea cups, tea stuff, and gifts from friends...I don't throw anything away that someone takes the time to get for me...I collect friends..that is a really great collection and I've learned how to find the very best ones...when I stopped saying "yes" to everyone, just to be liked,  I started being able to see where the beautiful "girls" where...some are from very long ago and some I've picked up along my journey's...Keepers all of them...

So someday I will tell you about some of my other kids, and grand babies, pets and geriatrics..Cooking and tea parties, and of course my precious photo's..oh my, I am never bored...and did I tell you I collect yarn for all my knitting...I am always amazed when someone tells me that they are Bored...are you kidding me I want to scream...I don't have enough hours in the day to do all I want...I feel like saying..."get a life" before it's to late...but another thing that I've collected over the years is wisdom...wisdom to keep my mouth shut, even when I don't want to and some days the wisdom gets away from me...but those stories are for another day..

I have to go collect the laundry...

"Welcome problems and eat them for Breakfast." Alfred A. Montapert

"Choose life-only that and always and at whatever risk....To let life leak out, to let it wear away by the mere passage of time, to withhold giving and spending it, is to choose nothing."  Sister Helen Kelly


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We love book too. Someday I would love a whole room that is just bookshelves. Right now they are scattered all over the house. I too will never be bored. The hardest part is deciding what to do next, too many options.

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Just so cozy & warm...that's how I feel when I read your words. Like I'm wrapped in a soft cashmere throw with a cup of tea and port glass by its side! ;-)

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRuthanne

Splendid post Cheryl. I collect books too. And I love what you say about friends and finding the best ones...I can see you have a talent for that. And it will stand you in good stead. :D

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSherry G.

Thanks Girls for stopping by and leaving your lovely comments...and so glad you all share a love of friend, right there. Your never alone if you have a great book by your side...
But you, all of you, have become friends to...meeting you on the web has been a gift...Have a great night...

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercheryl c.

Love reading about your collections! I'd be too embarrassed to list all the stuff we have amassed over the years! Visitors have called our home a museum, so I guess I should take that as a compliment! But my favorite collection consists of journals which contain photos and ephemera from every project I've ever made! The categories into which both my husband and I have organized our journals are endless . . . I should count them some day! This morning I was filling up my newspaper journal with favorite clippings and quotations! They say our homes are a reflection on us. Perhaps that makes me an organized horder! haha! Your still life collection photographs are so beautiful and serene. Thanks for sharing that special part of you! I always look forward to your special blogs. You have a way of connecting us through your gentle words. Again, I must reinforce what a gift you have! I'm waiting for an autographed copy of your first novel!

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterantoinette

What a fun tour of your place Cheryl! It is fun connecting with others through these challenges and you have a real fine way of sharing about yourself that makes us feel like we want to just pull up a soft corner chair and stay a while. :) My bad is that I don't want to call my collections "collections"! LOL But I have mugs/cups, fabric, buttons, paper, photos, books, magazines, antiques, family pieces. Bored!!?? I can't wait to have more time to organize these things. Thanks for sharing! Love your books and your cups!

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBeverly

Books are one of collections too - even if it's on a topic I would never read (like physics) if it's a good looking book - I'll decorate with it instead.

May 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

Funny, Cheryl! My collection of books, music, & movies was getting out of control. In recent time, however, I notice I've transitioned to ebooks, audiobooks & Netflix! Recently, I started collecting glass salt cellars, after inheriting a couple when my mom passed on. I've quickly seen that could become an addiction--haunting antique shops & browsing EBay! Although they are lovely (& small), I'm up to 17 & thinking it's time to make limiting rules! I turned 60, last birthday, & am in a downsizing mentality. I may be making the switch from house to apartment, soon. The question is, how much "stuff" can I bear to let go?

May 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

Thanks again everyone for your visit...oh wouldn't it be nice to pull up a chair...have a cup of tea and chat about all our collections...I've only listed a few of mine...LOl
Enjoy your week..

May 8, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercheryl c.

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