Saturday, November 21, 2009

My place and yours - Our collections.

I love collections!
I love the way having a few of something together changes the way it looks as a single thing.

I have so many collections, mostly craft related but for this post I am limiting myself to one and have chosen my rubber duck collection.

This collection sits in the kid's bathroom on the window ledge (too dark in there today). The ducks I have bought are always second hand but I have been given some gorgeous new ones over the years. The ducks are pulled down and dragged around the house, but I don't like them in the bath because some of them are a bit old and used. I haven't bought a new one to add to the collection for ages because the window ledge is quite full, but I have considered building them their own shelf so I can.

Bren collects tools. No rules about where they come from or new or used, just lots and lot of tools. A while ago he had a dream that he was driving around the back streets of Daylesford and came across a new hardware shop hidden away. Somewhere only the locals knew about. He was disappointed when he woke up.

Indi collects owls.

Jazzy collects Barbies.

And Pepper collects words. I can't remember what the other two were like at this age but her language and sense of humour astounds me. She calls her toy turtle Armpit, she told me last night that she wanted to sleep in a huge bed (not a cot) in Indi's house (room), and she calls Bren Brenny, 'Bye Brenny, I taking the big girls to school now'.

Thanks so much for playing along this week and letting us have a look at your collection and thanks so much Pip for letting me choose and wear the crown for the week.

33 comments:

  1. your littlest one sounds fabulous... I cannot wait to be a parent to enjoy the silly things they say. For now I have sixteen 9 and 10 year olds of my own from Mon-Fri. That's quite enough for the time being. nice collections, thanks for choosing the theme. it was an ace one!

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  2. All those rubber duckies are just adorable!

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  3. What a great theme! Plus I love that you have included all of your family. The rubber ducks are so cute.

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  4. I love how these little collections just start to spring up all over the home once you have a family!
    Just lovely :-)
    Thanks for sharing, and for a great theme!

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  5. Yep, the collector gene is hereditory! Armpit is a great name for a turtle, and Mr Yardage is a "Brenny" too - very funny!

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  6. you theme queens are the ants pants. you keep coming up with really spiffy themes. i like this one a lot and i like your family's collections a lot too

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  7. I bet Bren's collection is very interesting! Maybe his dream was his own toolshed being turned into a hardware store, lol! Those rubber duckies are so cute, and the owl collection would be one I want to have too! Your littlest sounds so cute, it must be nice still having a toddler!

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  8. I had to have a big think but I eventually found something I collected. Great post. Pepper sounds so sweet.

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  9. Pepper is so funny and cute and such a little individual. I like her wacky ways and talk. Lucky Brenny (!) and you to have such a sweetie. I liked looking through all your collections, which reminds me I have an owl purse for Indi. I love the ducks, there is something so pleasing and cheery about them. Maybe it's the yellow! thanks for thinking up such a fun theme xo

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  10. OoooH! I want to start a rubber duck collection. So cute!

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  11. Hi Kate! Thanks for visiting my blog, you've come up with a great topic this week, I am really enjoying everyone's collections so far. Your rubber ducks are gorgeous - there's something happy and fun about rubber ducks!

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  12. what a lovely Theme. your rubber duck collection is so cute. Its fantastic to see the other collections of your family too!

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  13. WHAT FuN CoLlEcTiOnS!..i ADORE those duckies in a row..i especially LOVE the begoggled ONE!

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  14. Oh What wonderful collections!! I LOVE ALL those rubber duckies!! Inspired! xo

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  15. Love the ducks.
    Thanks for the choosing the theme, yes it was made for my Noddys.
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    Love watching 'The Collectors' on ABC, do you?

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  16. Thanks for hosting a fun challenge this week Kate. I really love the collection of tools that your husband has and his dream of a hardware shop, so funny. I'm sure like my hubby that they will all get used for something one day a bit like me and my craft.(lol):)

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  17. loved this theme , , collecting is a balm to the soul.
    loved all your goodies and isnt it fantastic each family member is a collector...

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  18. Great post, I love the owls!! I have owls dotted all around my house in nearly every room! Butterflies too are a mainstay at my place.

    Ironically I'm just about to put up a post about collections!

    Linda. xx :)

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  19. What a great theme! It's been so fun sneaking a peek into everybody's lives. xx

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  20. Thanks for the topic this week, great idea. Love your Ducks!

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  21. What a lovely collector family and a very impressive barbie collection. It reminded me of my barbie collection, still intact, in storage, at age 29 - You're never too old for Barbie.
    Thanks for this weeks theme x

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  22. OMG check out my duck collection too http://elsmomentsintime.blogspot.com/2009/11/my-place-and-yoursmy-collections.htmllove it and thanks for sharing xoxo

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  23. All of your collections are wonderful - although Bren's looks a bit too much like hard work for my taste!!!

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  24. You have such a great collection of collections. Ernie would go beserk if he saw all those rubber duckies. Sorry I didn't play along this week, I am oddly short of collections, but I will enjoy having a peek at everyone elses.

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  25. Those duckies are adorable Kate! Thanks for a great theme for this week. :O)

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  26. Great theme this week!! i love to see what people collect, it can tell you a lot about the person! love the little duckies - cute!!

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  27. What a great theme, made me join in this week! Love your ducks, such a great collection :)

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  28. this is so up my collecter's butt alley....i love your farm site too!

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  29. Thank you, thank you for choosing such a wonderful theme that is indeed very close to my heart. I just love your collections, especially your ducks, so very cute all in a line!
    Sophie x

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  30. How awesome that we have the same collection! That's hilarious. We should organise a swap! ;)

    I love the guy with the red bow tie and the hair that looks like his mum did it with her hand and a lick. The rainbow coloured one is cute too.

    I love the owl collection as well, and my HUBBY was impressed with the tool collection.

    The farm looks so amazing - what a cool place to live!

    Thanks for the topic!!!

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  31. Fantastic collections, and thanks for the theme this week. You've made us all realise that we are mad collectors , but we're not alone!

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  32. Thanks so much for a great theme Ms Theme Queen. I love the ducks, oh and the story of the hardware store of dreams is far too funny/cute.

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