Friday, August 31, 2012

Collections or Obsessive Hoarding... You be the Judge

  In the latest issue of Flea Market Style Magazine, Ki Nassauer, editor and junk queen extraordinaire, asked on her editorial page, "What is a collection?"
 When I asked this question of myself, I started thinking of ALL my collections (Santas, Salt and Pepper Shakers, vintage clothes particularly Edwardian and anything from the 30's or older, lace, and my newest, poodles, in honor of my sweet black poodle, Harriett), I realized, I am probably classified more as a hoarder than a refined collector! However, that is part of the reason that I got into the business of selling antiques, was to feed my obsession  er collections!

That is my poodle, Harriet, in the background with my collection of stuffed poodles, The two on the left and the aqua one in the middle are vintage, probably, 50's or 60's.
Once I get started on a collection, my eye is suddenly like a radar beacon, honing in only anything poodle related, like these cute vintage figurines.  I have several, that include vases, a kitzy shell poodle, a funky nylon yarn ornament  and the made in Japan figurine of the girl and her poodle, to name a few.

Elaine even got me this giant (I'm guessing doorstop based on the weight) poodle that is definitely mid century
My latest is this tacky but cute crocheted poodle bottle cover.

   This collection is small compared to my Santa and S & P ones, but we won't go there because I definitely would start hearing the "hoarder" whispers!
       One thing I've learned is to collect what you love and if you tire of it, it's "OK" to let it go
..... And start a new collection!

Have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!
   Betsy of Sisters' Treasures


  1. Well I do read your blog and I do have collections too. But, Mr. Andy is the collection King!

  2. I'm always looking for something, it makes shopping so fun, I didn't know the new magazine was out, it's a little pricey, but it's my guilty pleasure!


  3. Betsy, I always love reading your posts and looking at your great pictures. I have to know...what are the 'ram's horn' looking things you have in one of your pictures? I've seen them before and am wondering what ARE they and where do you FIND them? msg me! ♥ Tracy

  4. I started to buy that mag today, but because of price put it back...telling myself I didn't need it. Maybe I've changed my mind! Your poodle collection is so cute. And fun! - Revis

  5. Great Job, SISTER! Hope that you get these messages because you are loved and we readers enjoy your blog.

  6. I was so happy to see you today!
    And you are totally not a hoarder. Just a really enthusiastic collector! ;-)

  7. Is there anything you have tired of? Your poodle collection is real cute, I especially like the door stop one, and the crochet black one is a little scary. I love you sister, keep on blogging!

  8. Collector or hoarder, maybe both at times. Have a great week! BTW, love the new issue of FMS.