Monday, September 5, 2011

Adiction......

 I know a lot of you have lots of different collections as do I.  I love everything I collect, it makes me happy seeing them around the house.  My question is, can we ever have to many?  How often do we  come to a point where we just know it's enough and stop or when we come upon "one more", do we just have to have it?  That, my dears is the million dollar question!  ( In reading this back, it sounds so serious but in reality, it's just a bit of fun pondering)! 










For me, there are those things that I can say OK, enough but then there are others that I just can't pass up!
Do I need therapy, do I need to go to rehab, or do I just need to go cold turkey?  Or, should I just shake it off and enjoy the things I love that make a house my home!

Till next time........
Rebecca

I'm parting at:










37 comments:

Mel's Designs from the Cabin said...

I'm looking for a clean, big old coffee pot with the coffee ground basket inside...to be used over an open fire when we camp...have you got a big one? Mel

Mel's Designs from the Cabin said...

The next time I'm visiting Goodlettsville Antique Mall...I'll ask them about the owner of the booth...and let you know...friend...

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Ok, I have looked everywhere for an old vintage scale, and I am dying for one of those white pictures to put some sunflowers in! Just look at all of these you have. I am coming by your place when I am back in Nashville!!!!

Jen of Country Weekend said...

Ooh--I love them all. Especially the kooky dogs and the red kitchen items and ....all of it! No therapy needed.

Cindy said...

Great finds, just love thos puppies!!!

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

Love your doggies! I think as long as you continue to enjoy the hunt for treasures and the actual treasure itself once you have found one, then go on with it!

Kirsty said...

Love those scales and the jugs! I'm sure I'll end up with a similar collection!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Well now you may not want my opinion, as I have amassed quite the collection of lamps, pillows, mirrors and chairs. I think your collections add charm and an insight into your personality - enjoy them!

Anonymous said...

Life is short! Surround yourself with things (and people) that make you happy! Your things made me happy just seeing them. :)
-Revi

Mel's Designs from the Cabin said...

Still searching for the coffee pot....I've seen'em but...ugh..nasty things....thanks for the comment about my bags....I hope others like'em and buy them...It will be sad to see my babies go to their new life with someone else...ok,ok...I know I'm attached to the things I make...lol...Mel

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Well, if you need therapy then so do I. We will go together. Thanks for sharing your obsessions I mean collections at Wow.

Jo's This and That said...

I love it! Thanks for sharing!

Betsy said...

Enough is never enough, especially when the collections are this wonderful!

Liz said...

Great collections! :) I think they are part of what makes a house a home! :)

~Liz

Deanne said...

you have beautiful collections!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Love them all! I am into dogs now, and cannot help myself, yours are very cute!

mississippi artist said...

I love the dogs, I collect them too!You have some great stuff.

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

LoVe the "HINT" of the ChiPPy White CaBiNet with the dishes!*!*!
Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

Deanna said...

Girl after my own heart! Great collections! Thanks for sharing...

Deanna@DeelitefulCreations

Kathy said...

I think there is a thin line between collecting and insanity and I know I have crossed over but you on the other hand have such order in your collection. Your going to be just fine. I love your suitcases and esp. your ironstone collection. I think a collection displayed orderly can be a work of art. Visiting from Southern Hosp. drop by for a visit. Kathy

A Girls Gotta Nest said...

Love all your collections!

Blessings,
Tami

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Great collections...can't believe that cool collection of picnic baskets you have there...I have the same ones in my kitchen...they hold my cookbooks.

Blessings,
Linda

Tammy @ Type A said...

i love all your collections, i've been wanting to find some dogs like in your first picture. i also could use a few more pieces of luggage, and the iron stone is to die for! thanks for sharing this at my party, if you ever want to down size let me know! ;)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL! I don't know the answer to 'can we have too much?' I have an addiction to silver, old silverplate or silver dinnerware. Cannot pass it by. I have restricted myself from going to places I know I might see some! LOL! Thank you so much for stopping by. I'll be following along your adventures! blessings ~ tanna

S said...

Wonderful collections - I'm partial to baskets and pottery myself. Glad I came by - thanks for sharing.

Babs said...

Great collections and I say make your house the home you love...and if, later, you find you have too much...open a shop, consign your things or have a yard sale. :) Enjoy!
Hugs,
Babs

abeachcottage said...

You have so many lovely collections and if it makes your house a home then keep collecting them :) Thanks for adding your link to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Forget therapy, keep collecting! Love them all. Found you via At the Picket Fence. Toodles, Kathryn
http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/08/little-goodwill-finds.html

Martha said...

You have some great collections and I think it's "too much" when you can't display them nicely and they just accumulate with no sense of where they belong.

As long as they have a place and are nicely displayed, you don't have a problem . . . LOL!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Love the picnic baskets but my favorites are the pitchers. Thanks for sharing it all at my Open House Party!

Mary Ellen said...

What great collections!! I especially love the dog collection- there are so many cute statues like this and each have their own personality!

Honey at 2805 said...

You have so many terrific colletions! Love them all, especially the ironstone, the suitcases, the kitchen scales, the, Ok I love them all!

I am so pleased that you linked to Potpourri Friday. Your participation certainly makes the party more successful . I appreciate you and hope you will make this one of your regular stops each week!

Bohemian said...

Too much is just enough... *winks*

Sorry, can't help you, I too am a Soul Sister Kindred Spirit in need of serious intervention when it comes to those things that I cannot resist & end up getting one more of! *LOL*

Dawn... The Bohemian

Ellen said...

The more you enjoy, the more you live. I say enjoy the things you love.
Hugs,
Ellen

Noe @ ADELLA AVENUE said...

I love collections! As far as collections go, I'd say, one particular spot/cabinet, bookshelf is great. If you feel like you will overflow, you can always make it your rule for everyone you add, you need to give one away. This way, you can spread a little piece of what is special to the people you love, too.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

I think our collections are such an indicator of who we are, I just try to make sure it's something I REALLY love and enjoy! thanks for linking up with VIF! xo Debra

Sherry said...

You have some wonderful collections! I love the vintage picnic baskets and the ironstone. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry