I used to collect lighthouses and at one point my goal was to see every lighthouse in the world (so far only have seen about 20 on the US east coast and some in the Carribbean)
Now I seem to only collect BILLS.....
Carnival Victory March 9, 2013
*carnival dream *
Glory 2/28/2010: Dina & Marty
Valor Feb 2009: Dina & Marty - again
Grandeur Feb 2008: DTW, Dina & Marty
Inspiration May 26, 2007
Fascination: Feb 2007
Enchantment of Seas: Sept 2006
Radiance of the Seas
Majesty of the Seas
The Big Red Boat
I collect Porceleyne Fles Royal Delft Blue pottery. I have many types of delft within this collection, as this company did - does several types of delft pottery, the imari, polychrome, the red, white etc etc. I have some pieces of each type of technique they do, and my collection is well over a thousand pieces. My favorite is the blue.
This collection started as I was the one in the family who liked the Delft best and people in my age group were going "modern" and did not want it so pieces were left to me, and now of course they all want it...........but to late by twenty years time! My first piece of porceleyne Fles was given to me as a child by my greatgrandmother.
I collect VW beetle models which includes the model year of every year I have ever owned..My son actually started me on the collection by finding one while he was in Germany of a 1951 VW black beetle , so far I have 18 of them in a beautiful case
I also collect Jazz Festival posters that I have framed of festivals that I have actually attended around the world, Of course the collection is dominated by New Orleans Jazz Festival prints but I also have 2 smooth jazz cruises posters and my all time favorite from the Montreux Jazz Festival and it was signed by Carlos Santana
I also collect models of planes my son has acutally flown including a WW2 P-51 Red Tail Mustang, a WW2 B-25 bomber, a T-38 trainer, a glider, a Sirrus SR22 and 3 versions of the F-15..soon to be added to the collection an F-22 Raptor
Do sea shells count? We used to have a weekend place at Galveston and
collected a ton of sea shells. Many we have given away, but I have kept some of the best or unusual ones.
When we travel, I collect either Christmas ornaments especially those from the Caribbean Islands or those that you can buy on the ship with the name of the cruise ship on them. I also pick up key chains with the names of the places we visit.
We collect STAR TREK !
anything to do with Star Trek.
Our house number is 1701.. the NCC number for the Enterprise.
That was a travia question on a game show.
My vanity tag on my car is TREKKER.( I wish I could get star trek, but it was taken.)
All the Christmas ornments, autographs of all the actors, games, action figures, photos, posters,signed pictures, plates, coffee mugs, mouse pads.
We have been on 3 star trek cruises,planning on others.
If any one finds something, please let me know. I want it all.
Betty collects antique furniture. She drives me nuts. On the good stuff she'll just clean it up and preserve it but she loves restoring old furniture that has been painted or abused.
She is now working on a garage sale piece that is from the late eighteen hundreds. It had so many layers of paint on it plus old stickers that it looked like heck. She is now down to the bare wood and it is a beautiful cherry highboy.
She will probably sell her $5 garage sale piece for 100 times that when she's done. Or, with my luck, she'll keep it.
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I have a dust collection, I keep it under the bed.
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Laura - me too!
I used to collect fridge magnets, until my fridge couldn't hold anymore. Now most of them are in a box, only a select few stay on the fridge.
I also collect teapots, but have also run out of room to display them.
More recently, my collecting has been limited to Christmas ornaments from the islands I've visited, or the ships we have sailed.
I guess you could call jigsaw puzzles a collection too. I have made and laminated many, which hang on the walls of our home, and given many more away as gifts. My favourites are the Thomas Kinkaide ones.
We collect art, and we've pretty much run out of wall space. Our tastes run to the contemporary, and some of the stuff is very nice. I have one wall in our home theatre dedicated to Warner Brothers animation cels, and have four signed Chuck Jones limited editions--two of which are production cels, one-of-a-kind. The wall looks great--the lights on that wall are the last ones I dim before the movie starts when we have screenings for friends.
I'm a Sherlockian, so I have a bookcase full of Sherlock Holmes books, but it doesn't hold a candle to the collection of my friend Peter--a renowned Sherlockian "black belt" who has seven or eight thousand volumes on Holmes (yes, there are that many, and more). He built a new house about three years ago and has floor-to-ceiling bookcases in two large rooms completely filled, with more stuff still on the floors in boxes. It's a world-class, priceless collection, and I always enjoy visiting it--and him. In fact, I'm having dinner with him tomorrow night.
My other "collection" is theatres. I'm a big fan of vintage theatres and I rejoice every time one gets restored and reborn, and I grieve when a grand dame gets torn down. I've been known to fly off to places just to see theatres, so I guess you could call that a collection. Of course, I have no interest in the typical 12-plex cineboxes, which are blights on the landscape. I'd rather see films in my home theatre (the "Trans-Lux"), than have my feet stick to the floor in a cinderblock box.
I like to pick up a Christmas ornament from each new place we visit. We've also been picking up shot glasses along the way and Dave always looks for the "floaty" pens.
Trip, I love reading old post cards too.
I've inherited my family's home and all the "collections"in it. There is everything from Blue Willow Ware (enough serving pieces to have a dinner for a neighborhood block party!) to antique dinnerbells, with Hummel's and Boyd Bears inbetween. I think I'll just collect cruise ship souvenir glasses.....
RCCL, 1992, 3 days, Empress of the Seas
CCL, 1997, 7 days, Celebration
CCL, 2007, 7 days, Legend (first family cruise)
Smiles are a fun thing to collect! Contagious as well!
Just asked dh what I collect because I couldnÂ´t think of anything and he said roses! Guess heÂ´s right. IÂ´ve got 28 different rose bushes planted now, four of which are the new blue variety.
Marj has a large number of collectable dolls. I add to it on holidays.
I collect 1/24 scale NASCAR diecast models, concentrating on the Daytona 500 winners and the winners of Nextel and Busch championships.
Explorer of the Seas October 2013
Caribbean Princess July 2006, May 2010 & November 2012
Monarch of the Seas November 2008
Crown Princess November 2007
Celebrity Zenith November 2005
Enchantment of the Seas August 2004
Clocks, it all started about 17 years ago when my sister came to visit and the only clocks I had in my house was either on the microwave oven or on my night stand. After her visit for every birthday and Xmas she would send me a clock and then I started asking others to do the same and now like with many collections I'am running out of room.
Miracle to Aruba Feb. 23, 2011
Valor to Belize Sept. 2011
Doug, whereas I don't collect the Nascar series, I do also collect 1/24 scale models of cars. Mainly '55 Fords and Chevrolet muscle cars. But, they are all still in their boxes as my hands aren't as nimble as they used to be...
Cruised more times than I can remember.
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