One of my neighbors in India collects bells. They possibly have bells from all over the world. When I got married I wanted to start my own collection of souvenirs from our travels. Very soon realized I could get the same, sitting in front of my computer. I know we can buy anything ( I mean there was one guy selling his spit and people were bidding on it ...sorry for the diversion there. Had to share that piece of info) on eBay or Amazon, but the magic of finding a beauty unexpectedly and bringing it home has not worn off for me.

The yellow-ornamental kettle is my new find and like any thing new, gets my at most attention and is out on the foyer. What do you think? Do you have a collection you are proud of? Let me know, I might start off a new collection. It does not take too much to influence me... how long it will last, that I can't promise.

Linking this post to Pat's weekend party.


Tanvi November 16, 2010 at 7:38 PM  

I collect posters/small painting from cities I visit 'together with my husband' ... I travel a lot without him too but do not get a poster from those. Like your collectables.

GB November 16, 2010 at 7:38 PM  

Love your pretty new find. I don't have the patience to start a collection and stick with it. hmm maybe my jewelry?---it's mostly affordable fun stuff.....the hyper expensive stuff is locked away (honestly don't have any place to wear it to either!)

LOL the spit thing--(really?)...the characters out there........

Patricia Torres November 16, 2010 at 8:04 PM  

Oh how gorgeous is that.. i've never purchased anything on line... I must give that a go!!

I have a collection of shot glasses and magnets from my travels.. nothing fancy at all... And ofcourse.. now I have like a (open a shop worthy) collection of lanterns... But thats just random really!! :-)

Thanks for joining the weekend party... Like I said.. you guys totally make my day!

Geeta,  November 16, 2010 at 8:07 PM  

Pat - I collect shot glasses and magnets as well.

Tanvii - Poster of cities is a good one ... that for sure is tempting me.

GB - Same here with jewelery .

Rekha November 16, 2010 at 9:02 PM  

That was a gorgeous piece Geeta, I don't have a collection as such coz I tend to fall in love with different things each time.

shruti November 17, 2010 at 1:04 AM  

That's an awesome piece ... & this inspires me too.. I should also start collecting something..

shuchita November 17, 2010 at 1:04 AM  

wow beautiful kettle I usually buy mugs as souvenirs from the places we visit, but I may buy anything that catches my fancy

Inky Pinky November 17, 2010 at 2:23 AM  

M a huge beads & trinkets freak and thats' on my collectables list wherever I go :)
Btw,the Kettle looks wow, Geeta!

Bhargavi November 17, 2010 at 3:43 AM  

Lovely kettle... I collect miniature cars and bikes (ok autos and taxi miniatures also included)! and mugs.Did i forget books?

Bikramjit November 17, 2010 at 4:53 AM  

yesss i know we can buy anything on net, but then what the fun in that, i still beleive to hold the stuff in my hand to check before i buy it .. and i love going to these antuque places you can get a bargain sometimes


Natasha November 17, 2010 at 5:26 AM  

I collect magnets and shot glasses too..Nothing fancy..Sometime I do pick up things that are associated with that particular place (if that makes sense!!) And selling spit..really?? Nice post :) Love the colours on your kettle!

Sapphire November 17, 2010 at 11:10 AM  

I love collecting earrings and shot glasses!

SM November 17, 2010 at 11:42 AM  

good hobby
i used to collect stamps, coins and notes

Sound Horn Please November 17, 2010 at 4:43 PM  

I completely agree! Nothing like an actual find vs. buying stuff off amazon or ebay. The teapot looks lovely :)

Geeta,  November 17, 2010 at 8:02 PM  

Thanks for all your comments and welcome new readers. Will visit your blog shortly.

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