What Do You Collect?

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“What do you collect?”

That question is super easy to answer for some…and super hard for others.  Almost everyone collects something. Remember a collection is more than one.  So maybe the question should be, “What are you passionate about?”

I have a thrilling opportunity to join with my favorite bloggers for a collection blog tour…and we want to know what YOU collect too!

My mother collects pigs.  Not the real-life laying in the mud oinking kind, but the stuffed, ceramic, brass, crystal, concrete kind.  My aunt collects new and old cookbooks.  My sister collects snowmen, she lives in Tucson.

What do I collect?  My first thought was JUNK!

Mike might agree!

But a quick look around the house and I realized I collect spindles!

A bucket of spindles makes this girl SMILE! Country Design Style

This old bucket of spindles makes me happy.  It really does.  Just sitting there looking pretty, and creative, and ready to transform into something great for our home.

What do you collect? This is my passion..SPINDLES! Click over and let us know what you collect. Country Design Style

I went to the Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market last weekend and what the No 1 thing I was looking for…spindles.  This is my favorite.

Loads of detail and an old wheel to boot!

What do I do with all these spindles??

Display old spindles by leaning against a mantel or cabinet. Country Design Style

Some I simply display.

What can you do with a broken spindle? LOTS of diy and how to for home decor and more. Country Design Style

But most become something for around the house.


Many of these projects were many BEFORE blogging.


It’s so bad that I’m even wearing spindles!

This is one of my favorite necklaces…


My favorite spindle…among….junk!


I’ve started collecting old silverware.  As you can see some need to be plant makers!


Now it’s your turn.  What do you collect?

When did you start?

Why did you start?

Let’s get this conversation going on social media too!  Use the hashtag, #whatIcollect to find others in the conversation.  What that means for anyone not sure, just go to your Facebook or Twitter account and type in what you collect.  Then type #whatIcollect.  You can then search #whatIcollect to see what others collect.  Positive comments are always welcome. 🙂

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  1. Nancy, this tour might be my personal favorite of all time. We get to peek inside others obsessions. Jeanette

    1. Awww, thanks Pam! I always swoon at all the vintage outdoor camping finds you collect. I’m thinking about doing a post of things I want to collect! 🙂 Jeanette

  2. What a fabulous collection! Isn’t it funny how certain objects give our hearts a little thrill? And the hunt is sometimes just as much fun too! Thanks for the glimpse into your collection and for playing along on this tour! I see that you went to Junk in the Trunk, I take it you are an AZ girl too?

    1. Lindsey, Yes I’m an Arizona girl. We live in Payson because I’m not a desert girl. Did you go to Junk in the Trunk? I try to make all of them…looking for spindles. I’m starting to buy a “signature” spindle for each trip. We should meet up! Jeanette

  3. You have such great ideas for spindles. I have a big box of them in my basement that my grandfather picked up somewhere. They were in his shed and my husband and I took them after her died. I need to use some of your ideas!

    1. Thank you Paula. It was my grandfather’s old spindle bed with soft curves and worn paint that first caught my eye as a child. Jeanette

  4. I SO love how you collect spindle, Jeanette! You have me looking at them everywhere I travel. My kids always ask me-What will you do with it? To be honest I don’t know, BUT I do know that your spindles make my heart go pitter patter 🙂
    Thanks so much for being a part of this tour. I am having so much fun looking at all the eye candy.

  5. I always see old spindles and think they’re so cool but have no idea what to do with them — now I know! I love how you have displayed them and that necklace is pure genius! What a great collection!

  6. Jeanette,

    This is a collection I can get into for sure. I have thought about collecting these and you make it looks so beautiful around your home. Lovely, inspiration.

  7. Your spindles are so cool! I love the shape and detail of them. And I’m going to hop over and read your ideas for what to do with old spindles because I just acquired a couple of them and don’t know what to do with them. Thanks so much for sharing your fun collections! ~ Angie

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