{{Special Collections}}

I am fascinated collectors and their collections. I guess it’s the curator + archivist in me, since I am not much of a collector myself (I did work as an assistant curator and archivist prior to Indie Fixx, after all). Although, I would argue that even those of us who would not call ourselves collectors are in fact such. How else could our homes be filled with such stuff if we didn’t collect? Even it’s not done with the specific intent of making a collection, we are at least making one big collection…the collection of our lives. That is certainly the way curators and archivists look at out stuff. Special Collections, anyone?

To me, there are so many interesting questions about collecting. Does the person consider themselves a collector or not? Obviously someone who goes out to flea markets looking for milk glass, probably would consider themselves a collector. But what about the person who haphazardly picks up rocks and shells from a lifetime of walks along the beach?

What people choose to collect is just so interesting to me. From the mundane, to the obscure. Everyday objects, natural history specimens, kitschy pop-culture, historical artifacts….the who, why, what, how is just so darn fascinating!

That’s why,  all this week I’m going to be sharing various collections with you. From the general to the specific, they will all be things that caught my eye.  Please feel free to comment about what you collect, what you’d like to collect, what you thing about these collections or whatever you want to share on this post or any of this week’s posts!  And also, do share pics of your collections with us via the Indie Fixx Flickr Group!

Today, I’m sharing a collection I put together of items that are popularly collected.

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blythe in stripey socks from {{ merwing✿little dear}}

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50 rulers from the Don Black collection from {{ Trip Print Press}}

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postcards from {{ rdiegyrl}}

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thread from {{ _cassia_}}

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teacups from {{penelope waits}}

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forest green glass pitchers from {{ Kimberly Baird-Stephenson}}

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tin collection {[ATLITW }}

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groundhog day vhs tapes {{ foggodavid}}

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marbles from {{ Troy Snow}}

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various from {{ Claire Prenton Ceramics}}

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type from {{ perfectbound}}

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typewriters from {{ fringeidiot}}


vinyl collection from {{offbeat777 Carlos Freakenstein}}

4 thoughts on “{{Special Collections}}

  1. Great posts! I collect pyrex and porcelain hound dogs. I just love collecting. I posted a photo of my beagle collection in the indie fixx flickr group!

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