Saturday, April 9, 2011

Round Robin - Collections

Round Robin's challenge this time is "Collections". Whether it's seashells, stamps, rocks, boyfriends(!), dolls, fountain pens or anything else, show us your collection or collections! It's as simple as that!

I have several collections. Some, I've been collecting for many years and others more recently. The one I've personally owned the longest is my doll collection.

Being the only daughter and only granddaughter for many years gave me the lovely advantage of inheriting the "girly" things. As a child, I spent many hours playing with these dolls, rearranging them and even naming them.

While some were simply gifts for Christmas or my birthday, others, such as this beautiful baby doll, belonged to my grandmother when she was a little girl.

The second collection is a small set of ironwork finials. Here is a portion of my collection which is on currently on my mantel.

The last collection I've pictured, begun a few years ago, is one of violin bottles. Inspired by my daughter's talent on the violin and an article I read in a Good Housekeeping magazine many years ago, I started looking for the bottles when I visited flea markets. Most likely produced in the 1930's and 40's, they come in a variety of colors and most range in size from 6"-10". My favorite? --the pair of tiny vintage bottles that I found in Canton, TX.

Be sure to take a look at the collections of the other Round Robins. The linking list is here.

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Scrabblequeen said...

YOur doll collection takes me back many years. My grandmother used to bring me a doll when she travelled to another some of my looked like some of yours...I wish I still had them. Just for the record I didn't get rid of them...they were torn from my control when I was away at school...very sad.

Gattina said...

That would have been a post for my mother ! she collected dolls too ! I had to give them away when she died, with my cat collection there was no room. You have some very beautiful dolls !

sunflowerkat321 said...

I also have a doll collection that was started by my grandmother. She had dolls from all over the world and they were used as her Christmas tree decorations. When she died, my sisters and I split the collection and I have added to mine as a can.

I love the other things you collect....both SO interesting!


Erin said...

I love the idea of decorating with the finials, and the violin bottles...I want to say I've seen them before in antique stores. They look great as a collection!

Jama said...

I love your beautiful collection of dolls!

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Wow! The doll collection is great just on its own, but I'm intrigued by the finials and especially the violin bottles. Thanks for showing them to us!

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