Saturday, January 3, 2009

Collections

How did my collection of Italian Men start? As I remember, I went to a Niles (a suburb near Chicago, Illinois) High School Band dinner. Quess what they served? Pasta. At that dinner, I won a ceramic container which was in a shape of an Italian cook with a purpose of holding wooden spoons. Later, I purchased two other Italian men items which are displayed on top of the refrigerator in the kitchen. And then the gifts began coming, and coming, and coming. Now I have a clock, a round mirror, two pot holders, a wine container and miscellaneous other Italian Men which make up this unique collection.

Why do I continue to collect this particular item? When I see Italian Men items in a gift shop, their antics make me laugh no matter what type of mood I'm in. At this point because there are so many pieces in the collection, I need to be selective. I don't collect them for an investment. I collect them because they bring me joy.

What do you collect? Where are they displayed? Why do you have this collection? When did it start? Do you keep records?

3 comments:

  1. Hi Joyce! Hope you survived the food, the champagne and the Italian Men, and entered 2009 in great shape! ;))
    Happy New Year!

    Blogtrotter will be posting on Delhi the next weeks; lots to see… Hope you like it and wish you a great weekend!

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  2. I'm always fascinated by things people collect. :-) Happy New Year!

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  3. Glad you are having so much fun with your Italian men. I love collecting old, unusual things. Found something yesterday and went back today to get it. Collecting makes me think and I learn all sorts of things while doing research. Every time I stop collecing, I miss the "hunt" and before long, I am doing it again. Happy New Year!
    B.

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