Sunday, October 3, 2010

Guest Blog: Collecting runs in the family







Hi Guys, collecting seems to run in our blood; my sister, brother, mother and uncle all are collectors of sorts. Above are the pictures taken of part of my sisters collections. She collects Vegemite, Coca Cola, Disney in particular Mickey Mouse, Noddy, tins and kitchenalia (which I will show in another post)....

....she also has a collection of Titanic memorabilia (the movie) ...he he...which has probably all been sold in a garage sale. That was kind of a joke collection bought for xmas presents...she raved on too much about the movie...ha ha.

If you mention that you like something in our family...BAM!!!..every xmas and birthday you are sure to have another addition to your latest craze. Mum liked elephants, now she has about a 100! Nope, she doesn't want any more.

Every xmas we have a budget of $30 for each person (sometimes we spend more) and buy little bits and pieces...collectables, tins, boxes etc, picked up at garage sales, op shops, auctions and ebay. I don't think we have bought anything from a shop for a while have we Trace? The kids get real pressies though...speaking of which I had better get cracking with the xmas collections now....

Happy collecting :) Tamara

11 comments:

vintage mum said...

Hi Tamara I haven't been doing much blogging lately but I have been reading, lazy i know :)

My daughter and I wondered if we all have a spare day whilst you are in London next year(If you are going there)would you like a tour of the vintage shops ?

Love the collections
Cate x

A Treasured Past said...

@vintage mum Hi Cate, that would be totally awesome! Carl said he would be at the pub ha ha. Tamara

Annie said...

What amazing collections, I think it's a great idea to limit your christmas budget and not buy anything new I might do the same this year.
Ann x

A Treasured Past said...

@Annie Hi Ann, it is pretty good, it's amazing what you can find, but it seems to get harder and harder each year. This year I only want 1 thing, regardless if its 10 cent or 10 dollars. You have probably gathered that I have way too much already :)Tamara

baysiderose said...

Hi Tamara - No one else in my family collects anything, so sadly it is getting harder to buy useful gifts!
Pam x

A Treasured Past said...

@baysideroseHi Pam, believe me it gets harder and harder every year for us too! Tamara

Christina- Ring Road Antiques said...

Hi Tamara- what an amazing collection!!If your ever in Tassie call in our centre and make yourself known,meanwhile we will be visiting your blog very often!!

Claire@AreWeNearlyThereYet said...

Oh I love it!!! CHRISTMASSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!

Those collections are really something! I would love to have a good rummage through them. I am really tight when it comes to what I buy my family at Christmas, I wrap it all up lovely and carefully though, and make sure I tell them I love them...x

A Treasured Past said...

@Christina- Ring Road AntiquesHi Christina, lovely to meet you. Tassie is definitely one place that we want to visit.Oooh, I just had a quick look at your blog, there are a few things I can see that I would love already. I will link your blog for others to find too, thanks Tamara

A Treasured Past said...

@Claire@AreWeNearlyThereYet Hi Claire, I agree beautifully wrapped presents is half the experience isn't it? I love wrapping pressies. I also think that its the thought that counts, not how much you spend. Tamara

Debbie said...

I`m speechless... Have I spell it right?Lol
Your sister has some serious amazing collections!
Mickey Mouse is my favourite and Noddy comes closely second!
Thanks for sharing!

DEBBIE MOSS