101 things about me

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

This is my collection...


I collect all kinds of things. More through luck than intention, I am an accidental collector. This is also partly because I hate to throw things out.

If I looked around my flat I would have to say an ongoing theme is my love for numbers and letters. I have collected a few without intending to make a collection as such, but many of the items that decorate my flat are along a similar theme. I have cookie cutters and old petrol signs and a couple of more industrial pieces. I am drawn to them. I work in the graphics/printing industry and love type. What can I say?

Of course I also love pens and paper and brushes and hand made books and old drafting tools and wooden boxes. And notebooks and diaries? Don't even ask!

I love clocks too - though my family have given me so much grief over the last few years that I have learned to restrain myself and at the moment I only have one in each room. One day I will ignore their head shaking and fill a wall with nothing but clocks.

One day...

"This is..." is another great idea from Angela at Three Buttons... Get on board!

14 comments:

alyndabear said...

I think clocks would be awesome to collect. As long as they're not the 'tick so loud you can't sleep' variety! :P

CurlyPops said...

I love all the industrial lettering. I wish I had some to display in my kitchen...

Jodie said...

I love your letters and numbers. I am obsessed with text on fabric and buy any that I find.

Ames said...

Your house is so very you! All of these little touches just go to show how much you think about things. Life, especially for you, is in the details!

Juddie & Godfrey said...

Oooh I love your numbers and letters - I collect them too.
Gorgeous stuff!

Kirsty said...

This collection is terrific. I especially like the orange clock.

Annie said...

Great collection. Very fitting in your line of work. Don't start me on the "stationary" thing. I am the "stationary queen" and pens and pencils are quite an addiction rather than a collection. I too have trouble throwing things out. I love clocks too.

Dees said...

Oh my I hadn't seen this yet!How exciting!I think your love of numbers is really cool!Your collection reminds me of the white rabbit in Alice in Wonderland.the love of numbers and clocks I mean!Have a great day!xoxo

Lesley-Ann said...

Oh I love those letter collection! And I really love love diaries and notebooks too! In Italy on holiday, I accidentally run in to this beautiful store filled with quality writing accesoiries, paper and stamps! It was sooo beautiful! Wish you could see it, you would go crazy in there!

And the clocks... Yes I have to agree with my mother on that, very Alice in Wonderland- White Rabbit time obsessed hee hee and a bit Captain Hook as well!

Have a great day!

xxxxxx

maymomvt (or Sarah) said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I keep meaning to jump on the "This Is" and then find other things to do. My grandfather had an incredible clock collection. I ended up with 2 of them and I treasure them.

Hyena In Petticoats said...

I love your collection....

There's something about old letters - if all of yours go missing in the middle of the night, you'll know it was me!

Leah xx

cloud9 said...

A wall filled with clocks!!! How fabulous!!! Thanks for visiting my blog. What a fun game this is!

Yolanda said...

I love typography . Thanks for sharing this.

Betty said...

this is a great group.

Full of interesting images.

I look forward to seeing some more of your "this is" posts.

thanks for sharing