Monday, March 16, 2009

What I collect

Yvette is hosting a blog party of things that people collect.

I am excited about this. I love seeing what others collect.

I have a love of old tins and canisters.

But you never know when I might be inspired to start a new collection.

Here a few pieces of my canister collection. I have b
een collecting them for a few years. Each piece has a story that I love.

These canisters were some Hubs had when we got married. The one in the middle believe it or not holds the boutonniere that Hubs wore at our wedding.

These tins I collected at a flea market in Houston and the chatter tile was the first one I received from Yvette.

This cross I just got for my birthday and I love it. And this chatter tile has my favorite bible verse on it. The canisters...the short one was part of a set and the tall one my dad gave me.

These canisters used to hold flour, sugar, and coffee.

OK this one really has alot of sentimental value. The tea cup and saucer were from my great grandmothers china collection. The old glass canister used to hold tea and it still smells so good when you open it. The glass jar in the middle is from R8. He made it two years ago at school and gave it to me on Mother's Day with flowers in it. And the candle, I have had since I was a teenager. I loved it so much I could never burn it. It came from this candle shop near New Braunfels, TX. I got to pick the style, shape, and size of it. Then I got to watch them make it. AMAZING!

This red canister is the only one left of a collection I have been eyeballing for a long time. I wish I could find the other two canisters that go with it. The top is pewter and so heavy. It has beautiful detailing.

And then my Willow Tree Angels. I love them. And if I had to pick a favorite, I would never be able to. They each have a special meaning to me.

And now it's your turn.

Go to The Charm House and link up and play along.


Jules from "The Roost" said...

Hasn't this been fun! I love seeing the things that are special to you.=)

The Charm House said...

I love you and your cannisters and your tins and all of your other wonderful TREASURES!!
Thank you for helping me with my first tour!!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi there,
You have some wonderful collections! I have some Willow Tree angels too. I'll have to share them another time. Nice to 'meet' you. Enjoy your week.


Unknown said...

Could I do a collection of the DIRT in my house? : ). I don't think I have any one thing I collect. Isn't that sad. I need a collection. Now it will be my mission this week to think of one!