Monday, August 16, 2010

2 New Houses, Oh, No, I Think I'm Collecting!

I don't think of myself as being a Serious Collector.  Not one of those people who actively seek out numerous variations of essentially the same item until they find themselves telling loved ones, please, no more teddy bears or frogs or whatever you've seen displayed in multitude around my home, I've gotten quite enough to qualify them for their own zip code, thank you. Yes, I do have certain objects that appeal to me, and if one is going to appeal to me, I imagine another one might. That being said, I am an admirer of wooden birdhouses. I had one kicking around in a corner for a long while, nothing too distracting. In fact, it was originally in my autumn decorations, but I decided to let it stay out year round.

Then I found this one at Michaels on Mother's Day and bought for myself.

Here I'll pause and interject that I have for years coveted those large wooden birdhouses I'm sure you've all seen at various crafts and antique booths, the shabby white ones built with peaks and spires and gingerbread trim. Yeah, I don't have one of those - yet. I did, however, find a smaller wooden church birdhouse Friday at Goodwill.  On the same trip I also found this cute little window photo frame, which I'm categorizing with the birdhouses, for some reason it just seems to belong in that category.

Alright, I admit it - I am a certifiable collector.  I can see that at this point. If there is a justification needed for this behavior, I can supply one. Now this little guy will have no problem at all in the local housing market.

Come back soon, and maybe I'll disclose a previously unadmitted collection of birds.


Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

LOL ... ohhhh my. One day you will wake up and realize you have collections of a LOT of things without even realizing you were a "collector". Happened to me and I am still shaking my head at myself :))

crazymotheringchick said...

I think the best collections are those that happen when you're not collecting. After all, once you start collecting, then you find that you have birdhouses you don't even really like, just because they're birdhouses. That's happened to me with carousel horses and beanie bears. Pretty soon, there's no point buying them anymore. If you just buy it because you like it, and it so happens you have a few others at home, that's okay, because they each have their own personality. It's all good. Just don't tell anybody else you're collecting........ LMHO

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I just love your collection of bird houses. It happens to the best of us. Looking forward to seeing your bird collection. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Anita said...

I do not have one birdhouse, but I love them! You had asked about my dining room, and this was my first attempt a anything kind of French, but I am so in love with it that now I want toile everywhere, lol!

Karen said...

I know exactly what type of birdhouse you are speaking of and I would love to have one as well, but even if I could afford it, where would I put it, lol!