This is my collection…

…inspired by this post at three buttons, I thought I’d share a pic of one of my collections.

But which one?  I’ve got a china collection, a girl guide fabric badge collection, a vintage transfer collection, a vintage magazine collection, a pet collection (!), a sheet music collection, and a few other ones which don’t spring to mind right away.  Hmmm.

I’m not a “collector” a la this guy. I know preserving things is good (yes to museums) but people who hoard things, never use them and value them based on how much other people want them make me sick.  I have to use and enjoy my records (coloured vinyl or not), my books (first editions or not), china (antique or not), otherwise there’s no point in having it.

What I might share is the vintage sheet music that HP and I have a collection of, as it was handed down through his grandmother Isabel, so it is meaningful, useful, oh and beautiful.

Here’s a quick photo of some sitting on the pian-nny, I’ll take/scan proper ones later tonight.  And if you’re curious, HP can play the piano, I’m self taught and very ordinary at it…co-ordinating my left and right hands is difficult.  When I have some more $$ I might take some lessons I think.



6 Responses to “This is my collection…”

  1. 1 Laura Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    You’ve got one of duckie’s Howard posters, too! Ours was on the back of the toilet door until the door jammed one day and the poster got all banged up.

  2. 2 drewzel Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Yep, I bought it for my husband, and luckily had a frame it just fitted. He’s rather fond of it.. So is my dad. Although no-one had heard of the term “arsehattery” before!

  3. 3 drewzel Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 9:46 am

    Oh, I must be a living cliche, but I have “Desiderata” on the back of the toilet door, better than the poster of the skeleton on the dunny! As I’m not particularly religious, Desiderata seems like a good life philosophy I guess.

  4. 4 Hyena In Petticoats Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    LOVE that piano!
    There’s something very luxurious about having a piano in the house – even if it doesn’t work!

    I’m hoping to have a shop sneak peek up this week – hopefully there’ll be something you like!

    Leah xx

  5. 5 Drewzel Friday, February 8, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Leah :)
    the piano works fine, and it’s acutally quite in tune given it’s age and all…it’s my fingers that are lacking in the piano department. I’ve always wanted a pianola, don’t have to learn and you can pretend you’re “exercising” at the same time!

  6. 6 cath Monday, February 11, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    My auntie had a pianola – it was sensational and sometimes it really was hard work. The same aunty had a wicked (I mean several LARGE tubs) hobbytex collection. Oh, I can smell it now…..

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