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What Do You Collect?

Day 75 - Project 365 - 15th Mar 08 : ASIAN TEAPOTGadgets, books, and art/craft materials are my biggest buying temptations. In the gadgets department, photography gear and craft gadgets are on the top of my list at the moment.

But, other than these 'usual suspects', I have the tendency to get attracted to certain items when I see them too. I'm always looking at and purchasing candles, for example. I love buying them in different shapes, sizes and scents. I even enjoy looking at handcrafted candles from different countries that I visit.

Teapots, for some reason, is another object that I find interesting. I'm not sure if my mom influenced me on this one. But, I definitely love the look of them. I'd be buying more teapots if I could. At this time, though, I only have half a dozen or so in my collection. The photo of the teapot you see here is from a trip to Malaysia. I have a teapot set from Thailand. And, I have a couple of others. But, I somehow haven't bought any lately.

Other things I'd love to collect more of, but don't have the money or space for include: watering cans, boxes, baskets, bottles, stationery...

I also used to collect stamps. I started when I was about 10. But, I somehow lost my drive for this over the last few years. Perhaps, the fact that I haven't really been in to snail mail letter writing like I used to be may have something to do with this loss.

What about you? Do you have a collection? If you do, what do you like collecting? If you don't have a collection yet, what would you be interested in collecting?

About the Author Shai Coggins (MTeach, MSoc Sci App Psych)

Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children’s book.

A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company’s “Most Influential Women in Technology” list.

Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.

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