Sunday, November 22, 2009

My place and yours- My Collection

I am joining in this week with this Pip, with a theme suggested by Kate over at her place. Like lots of ones I've read, it's so hard to pin it down- I guess crafters and stashers may be bordering on hoarders? Or maybe we see the art everywhere we look (I like the latter explanation the best too!)
So I'll proudly show off my collection of old kids books- a never finished collection, as I'm always stumbling upon in my travels.

I love my Sesame Street one....
the Enid Blyton (some from when I was young)


Charlie Brown 'Cyclopedia's (I love the name Funk n' Wagnells, that was the attraction!)


and odds and bods that are mostly my old ones, but some newbies too.


Of course, they are all in the girl's room, destined to be read and loved by her as she grows. I have had to build an adult collection of books, and work is SUCH a good excuse! This is one shelf in my study.....

as I said, bordering on hoarding? As my friend reminded me, Andy Muirhead from The Collectors said that "two is a pair, three is a collection".

17 comments:

The Back Shed said...

You definitely can't hoard books!!! I have boxes of them as there are far too many to store on Bookshelves. You have a wonderful collection

Holly said...

What a great collection of books! I love that quote.

Pip Lincolne said...

Ah! I love those Charlie Brown ones! We had those too! And of course Enid is wonderful, also! I have a ridiculous amount of kid's books - the type that my kids don't want to read. I think it's nice to stay connected to your childhood : at least that's why I think I have so many! You have a most lovely collection, I think! x

marian said...

ooohhhh i'm salivating over your FAB book collection!!..i LOVE children's books too..remember the Bobbsey Twins..well i collect them & Enid Blyton too..they conjur up such FUN memories :))

CurlyPops said...

Ooooh I didn't know you had a stash of Enid Blyton! I've gotta check them out next time I visit.

Cath said...

I heard a quote once saying something along the lines of "you are only a hoarder if you stop gathering - as long as you keep adding items, it's a collection....."

Vic said...

3 is a collection....?!

Wow.

I "collect" even more things that i thought!!

LOVE your books. Love.

Lauren said...

...those Sesame and Enid books look very familiar! fantastic collection! thanks for sharing!

Mookah said...

Always been a book lover but gee I loved Enid Blyton when I was growing up!

teddybearswednesday said...

Such a lovely to think to collect, I love childrens books. ANd your collection look gorgeous-I love Charlie Brown too, I think it's special to as book as the sort of thing that gets passed down, treasured and bring back so many memories.

Andi said...

Love these.
Especially the Enid Blytons!!
'Funk & Wagnel' sounds a bit rude doesn't it?

Tanya said...

yes, I used to get told to lokk it up in the funk and wagnells!

Redness said...

Gorgeous collection nowehere near hoarding ... I forgot to add my books ... isn't this fun?

Nikki Cardigan said...

That is an AWESOME collection Bec.

At the moment, I am loving watching my 18 month olds enjoy the Sesame Street Library as much as I did. I can't believe how much I remember.

katiecrackernuts said...

That's quite a collection. Don't ever let go of it.

PottyMouthMama said...

I love love love your collection. It's beautiful. Keep adding I say!

DELiciousDesignz said...

Childrens books are such a beautiful thing to collect - they hold so many memories of childhood and hold so many adventures . I have my old Enid Blytons too which my daughters are enjoying reading. Oh and I am only half way through the list of collections!!!