Monday, May 23, 2011

When does "collecting" become "hoarding"?

Recently I've been a bit lazy about posting here but I enjoy seeing everyone's finds so much I want to get back into the sharing action.  Here are my finds this month.

From the thrifts:

Estate sales:

Antique Malls:

Church rummage sales:

A fellow collector who was downsizing (something I may need to considering doing...):

And a Pyrex friend who I've been swapping with:

I gifted that same friend a golden acorn and a pink daisy spacesaver that she wanted.  Does that move me away from the hoarding end of the spectrum just slightly?  ;)

I know I've been acquiring quite a bit (which I am very thankful for) but I feel a strong urge to keep looking for more, especially for turquoise pieces (I don't have a single solid turqoise piece!). 

My hubby is starting to become less supportive of this habit...maybe I need to join a 12 step program for

Lucky Thrifter


  1. WOW! This post was great as I wipe the drool from my chin. My goodness me. I like to call myself a collector, but I know I lean heavily towards the hoarding end of the spectrum. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pieces!

  2. I was buying every piece of Pyrex I came across at a good price. Now I'm having to be more selective. Storage space is at a premium and I'm even ready to sell/trade some pieces for the pattern I've fallen in love with...Spring Blossom! I enjoyed seeing all your finds!! Wonderful collection.

  3. Wow, you really have been acquiring a lot! Very nice pieces too!! I'm kind of running out of room too, and trying to think of new storage/display solutions for my ever growing collection. I still have the urge to look for more too, and it's really hard to turn down any of it, but I must, lol!! I can see a 12-step program in my future, if I'm not careful!! lol

  4. Hoarding good!

    But only as it relates to Pyrex, lol!

  5. I had been moving toward becoming a hoarder and that's when I realized I had to stop. Honestly, I wasn't enjoying my Pyrex as much because it has become more about the thrill of the hunt than what I was bringing home.

    Also, I realized that I had too much when I didn't have room for it and was putting it in boxes. And now I am in this stuck place trying to figure out what to do with the pieces I can't use or display. Ebay? Craigslist? Trade? I think I'm leaning toward having a vintage themed yard sale.