Remember when you collected things as a kid? They weren’t spendy or big or terribly fancy, but they were things you loved that made you smile just to get the complete set. Â Stamp collections, shell collections, matchbook collections, Pez collections, marble collections. Oh, the list goes on and on.
I collected swizzle sticks when I was young and would get so excited when my parents brought me one back from their fancy dinners out. I still remember my favorite which was shaped like a sword fish.
As you know, we are big believers it is still cool to collect. Â And Lisa Congdon even wrote a book about it. Yup. How cool is that? Based on her popular blog, Collection a Day, Â Lisa spent a year documenting a unique collection every single day! Some were photographs some were drawings. Most of the collections were real and a handful were imagined. All were spectacular.
BTW, Lisa Congdon rocks. Just knowing that she lives in San Francisco makes me a bit giddy–that someone that awesome could be just a couple of miles from me. She makes me want to run out and buy old stuff that I like. Â OK, I already do that, but she makes me want to do it a lot more!
A Collection A Day is a gorgeous book. Â It reminds me so much of all of the great things that little kids love to collect and proudly show off.
What did you collect as a kid?