Here is what I am wondering today… when does a little collection become an obsession? At what point – what number, what amount – do you need to just stop?! I adore little wild bird statues. I actually like real wild birds, but since I have cats I worry about putting out bird feeders… because, is that just luring the dear little things in so my cats can catch and eat them? Which would be kinda mean… So I collect fake birdies. I didn’t mean to really collect them, I just like them so much that I can’t help buying them when I see one I like. And now, I have a lot! Most I can’t show you because they are in storage, but here is a little sampling:
Yeah, yeah, I know… it’s a crummy photo. But since today’s thing-I-like is all about my little birdies, and since most of my stuff is in storage, this will have to suffice.
I love little birdie things. They make me smile, and who can’t use a little more happiness? So, this picture is of a mirror in a mirror, but what I’m trying to show you is the metal bird candleholder, the little metal bird on the mantle, and then off to the right side is a white ceramic bird on a ceramic apple… you can barely see that.
Now, here are a few slightly better pictures… these are actually birds I have gotten since we moved back home, and even tho I tell myself ~ don’t buy stuff – you’ve nowhere to put it! ~ I still do. Hey, a couple of them were gifts! One was even in my Christmas stocking. (Okay, I bought it myself to put in my stocking, but still…)
This little guy I loved so much I actually packed it in my suitcase when we moved from Virginia because I knew I’d want at least a little something to decorate my room until I was able to unpack my household goods.
The little one here I bought because… well, I just had to. And then Alan bought me the mama to keep the little guy company.
Here is the little crowned bird I bought for my own Christmas stocking….
And then there are the cardinals. About my favorite thing from Virginia. One I bought on a trip to visit the inlaws, and the other my sister gave me at Christmastime.
The whole little flock….. (on a piece of furniture to be featured in another week’s Sunday Sweets!)
What sort of thing do you have way too many/much of?