Guest Blog by: Midge
I have always wanted to collect teapots. I started my collection with one teapot and cup that was mistakenly shattered during a massive “clean before my guests arrive” kind of moment last summer. Now, with having an active toddler who would love to play with all of my knick-knacks, I have had to put that dream on hold.
When I was a little girl, I had a collection of stuffed animals and dolls. This collection morphed into a love of comic books featuring a funny cat and all of his friends, which in turn led into a collection of all things related to baby harp seals. As I grew older, I desired to develop a different kind of collection, which could one day be passed on to my children and grandchildren.
My nieces and nephews discovered recently (during our pomegranate escapade!) that I have already started my own collection of “mini-ware” in the kitchen. I have an extreme love of all things miniature. It started with a small glass bowl with a lid. While admiring it at a booth at our local fair, I knew I had absolutely no use for a bowl as big as my thumb but… it was so cute!
That is how most mini things end up going home with me. I have a mini art easel and canvas, a mini strainer for my small berries or pomegranate seeds, a mini ladle in case I want just a little bit of soup, and a mini coquette which I use as a butter dish. I suppose my love of all things mini has become a collection of sorts.
Maybe the next item I buy will be a mini tea pot! I can keep both collections going… (just stored on a very high shelf!).
Do you have any collections in your home? Are you hoping to add to this collection on Christmas?
By the way, Molly shared a cool site on her facebook page about making your own gingerbread playdough. This past week, I made some to give away to the kids in my daughter’s play group. I packaged them in “mini” boxes!! Here is the link: GINGERBREAD PLAY DOUGH LINK