I Want to Know What You Collect

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 237 People

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    I collect pigs.  My goofy obsession with all things pig started in high school when my brother gave me a silver pig charm with ruby rhinestone eyes for Christmas.  It was just so cute.  The collection took on a life of its own. I spent part of my summer in a...
    Myonis108 Myonis108
    56-60, F
    19 Responses Apr 2, 2009

    I collect pink elephants,

    manatees and sharks
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jul 8, 2015

    Let's See....

    Regrets Dust Bunnies Unmatched socks Single earnings Strange matchbooks Memories    
    SaratogaGirl SaratogaGirl
    26-30, F
    8 Responses Apr 2, 2009

    Many Collection Obsessionsshoes,

     I love to collect lingerie, perfume bottles, bookmarks, russian nesting dolls, hello kitty things, shoes, sparkly hair pieces, notebooks, quotes, essential oils, perfumes, anything frilly, lacy, furry, satiny girlie and feminine, I love quilts and chandeliers.. that's...
    BrokenDoll BrokenDoll
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 19, 2009

    Knives are my friends, often my only friend

      I collect knives. Knives have been central to my very existence since I was eight years old. My first knife helped me to heal from the death of my first friend.  My first best friend and I liked to play we were Indians along the Arkansas river.   We wanted to...
    Dewduster Dewduster
    66-70, M
    5 Responses Apr 2, 2009

    White Rosenthal vases.

    I started collecting in 1972, and have about 4 dozen.
    neoshaman neoshaman
    61-65, M
    1 Response Jul 9, 2015


    Souls.     .
    DreDre DreDre
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 4, 2009

    I have collected charity badges from been a

    young child. I now have at least 700. It is a nice hobby to have as it gives me satisfaction and also helps out some great charities even if it is only in a small way.
    smiler2015 smiler2015
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 8, 2015

    Mainly Electrical Items

    I do have s few small collections like some old coins. I have a quarter and nickel from the 1800's, a silver dollar from the early 1900's and some old Mexican and Canadian coins, and a few hundred wheat penny's. I also have some Japanese coins. I have no idea where I...
    chris914 chris914
    46-50, M
    10 Responses Apr 2, 2009

    I collect clothes. I'm being honest.

    I go inside of shopping stores. I see what I like and buy it. I leave it In my closest and let it sit there. I do wear them but special occasions. I have a lot of clothes. I have clothes that can't fit inside the closet anymore. My drawers is getting crowed. I need to stop...
    lorrena19 lorrena19
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 8, 2015

    I Collect Dolls From All Over the World

    When I was a little girl my aunts would travel all over the world and they would bring me back these dolls that resembled some of the culture of those places. I have some from London, France, Russia, Brussels, Germany, Holland, Australia,.... I don't have much, but whenever I...
    dreamer234 dreamer234
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 30, 2009

    Funko Pops! I have about 20 of them already

    and have a list of the others that I want to get.
    MrsRusty MrsRusty
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 30, 2015

    I Collect Shot Glasses

    Whenever I go on a trip I always buy a shot glass. My collection includes shot glasses from Myrtle Beach, where it all started 12 years ago, Antigua, Aruba, Jamaica, Colorado, Cayman Islands, Pompano Beach FL, and Las Vegas. I'll even collect them on day trips I've made to...
    Gyummy Gyummy
    51-55, M
    2 Responses May 29, 2011


    My answer is easy: Nothing.  In the other hand, my hubby collects all kinds of things.  
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    Jun 23, 2011

    Man's Quest For Fire, Pocket Fire That Is.

    Hello everyone, I collect Lighters, not just any light, mostly older flint and wick type, like zippo's, but not just zippo's, I've got them from around the world, but have never traveled more than, Canada and into the North Western States. I've got about 500 lighter's now, but...
    socialboar socialboar
    46-50, M
    Jun 6, 2010

    Shot Glasses

    I collect shot glasses. These are souveneirs from places that i go to. Since i dont travel much, friends help me in this collection.  I think i have about one hundred of them. 
    lizzette123 lizzette123
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 29, 2009

    What I Collect

    I collect the following things:1. Bumper Stickers because I change them on my car often.2. Crime Show DVD's because I enjoy watching them3. Coins from various parts of the world in case I ever need them to spend.
    hanticklish hanticklish
    18-21, M
    Mar 23, 2012

    I Collect;

    ...Prolly Almost Everything That People, Or My Friends&Family Has Ever Given Me;Even If It Maybe A Letter, Post Card, A Picture They Drawn, Jewelry, Hats, etc.Cause To Me, The Littlest Things Matter MOST To Me.
    Goodenough16 Goodenough16
    18-21, F
    Feb 28, 2011


    I also collect Disney Genies from Aladdin. I probably have about 50 or 60 of different sizes. I always wanted to get a display case for them, but can't find one I really like. I am not constantly obsessed with it, but if I'm out and see a Genie, I have to get it.
    gwynmama gwynmama
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 23, 2010

    I collect soft blankets.

    I hope to own so many that I have an entire room (no, not a closet) full of them. Soft blankets are heaven.
    AwkwardLizard AwkwardLizard
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 8, 2015

    Many things, namely Skylanders.

    I also like: rocks, stamps, books, old books, knives/swords, beads, baseballs especially, sports autographs, diamonds, jewelry, coins, pens, and just about everything under the sun.
    zydeko zydeko
    Jul 7, 2015

    This is gonna sound weird,

    but I collect pics of people with tattoos! I think tattoos are so beautiful and if you have one you're awesome in my book. I also collect something from every place I travel to, even if it's locale. I want to remember something from every place I go to.
    RadicalCollisionKaitlynn RadicalCollisionKaitlynn
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 8, 2015
    leroy6708 leroy6708
    56-60, M
    Jul 8, 2015

    These Are a Few of My Favorite Things.

    I collect office supplies ( I know weird), pens, fairies and ex-husbands :P
    amyjo3 amyjo3
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 1, 2009

    I Collect

    i collect anything anime,japanese, i have a giant gaara poster in my room and 2 death note posters and a japanese calender along with 2 others a naruto and an inuyasha one(omg im in looove with iniuyasha)
    0cutting0and0frustration0 0cutting0and0frustration0
    13-15, F
    Jun 23, 2011


    I collect books, in particular childrens books, but I now have way too many ...    
    Orangetas Orangetas
    51-55, F
    10 Responses Apr 2, 2009

    I Collect Beads..

    I could never use all the beads I have and yesterday bought another 50 because they were on sale. Ok, they are bigger than normal ahhh screw it, I Love Beads!!!
    azurebites azurebites
    51-55, F
    Mar 13, 2012

    I collect memories. Small little tokens

    that remind me of certain times in my life, and key moments in my life. It might be funny to say but i feel that when i go back to those objects i can almost feel the same emotions i felt in the moment. I feel that it triggers the memories and i can almost smell the smells of...
    hippiegirlxox hippiegirlxox
    18-21, F
    Jul 8, 2015


    I think collections are sometimes a glimpse into some of the best times we had growing up. I have one collection I continuously maintain even now, in my 30s. I collect Stickers. I have literally 5 or 6 full size notebooks full front to back with stickers going as far back as...
    gwynmama gwynmama
    26-30, F
    Oct 23, 2010

    Postcards From Around The World

    I love travelling so much and I always used to bring back a little souvenir and because figurines and magnets etc are sometimes expensive and cheap (break esay, etc.), I started bringing postcards back. When I started this whole postcard collecting stuff, I had two or three and...
    celineberry celineberry
    16-17, F
    Aug 26, 2011

    My Stuff

    Well lets see... I collect the 50 state quarters.. I also collect unicorn stuff, i need to get more of them I don't have enough. I also collect the little lisence plates that have you name on them from different states. I only have like New York, New Jersery and my home...
    Chichi015 Chichi015
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 1, 2009

    I Collect Pens

    I have this tremendous fancy for ballpens. Any kind of ballpens. And also notepads and diaries/organizers to go with it. I think of the one's I have everytime I try to write. When computers were not a household word yet, I would have stocks of ballpoints and pads of papers...
    zephyr2005 zephyr2005
    41-45, F
    Oct 5, 2011

    Theres A Few

    1. coins. old ones and new ones and ones from different countries.2. shells and cool stones. i have a huge box of them and i can tell you where very single one was from.3. vintage suitcases. this is a more recent one, and they take up a lot of space too... i dont know what it is...
    jodiegrey jodiegrey
    13-15, F
    Apr 24, 2012

    Quite a Lot

    -Anything with wings...Birds, angels, fairies, butterflies etc. -Cubs memorabilia -Prisms -Pottery -Books -Lighthouses -Kaleidoscopes -Peyton Manning memorabilia    
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    29 Responses May 28, 2009


    I collect well worn womens flipflops and sandals. I have a foot fetish and love the smell of them.I must have over 150 pairs!
    motafied motafied
    31-35, M
    Apr 24, 2012

    Fanatical About Film

    I collect movie stubs. I have been from as long as I can remember. Sometimes I flip through them from time to time and remember the day, the people I was with, whether it was a date, or group thing or just a boring Wednesday with nothing better to do. There is this Cineplex sort...
    Starstruckk Starstruckk
    18-21, F
    Oct 22, 2010

    Swords and Knives

    I bought my first sword with my very first paycheck when I was 15.  I bought it in a shop whose owner looked familiar.  I found out later that he was an actor who played in "The Mothers-in-Law."  I've picked up swords, knives, bows, and other hand held...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Apr 2, 2009

    Collecting Things

    I do not know if this is sad, funny or just plain silly.  I love stuffed animals and have collected them for many years.  I still have my very first stuffed animal that was given to me when I was a baby. They mean so many things to me and at so many different times...
    icedragonista icedragonista
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jun 8, 2009

    I Had Over 674 Shot Glasses!!!!!!!!!

    I had over or just about 674 to 675 shot glasses that I had collected from the time I was 11 till I was 22 when hurricane IKE came through it destroyed our home and ALL MY COLLECTION WAS IN PEICES!!!!!! I was devestated to have collected that many over that amount of time and I...
    hecate24 hecate24
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 12, 2011

    Funko Pop! Vinyls. My girlfriend

    and I love them, they even have a twitter page dedicated to them @pop_vinyls :D
    Jackandstuff Jackandstuff
    18-21, M
    Jul 7, 2015


    I fell in love with the cinnamon smell of a jar of buttons I discovered hidden in the back of an antique story. My collection however is not limited to antiques as the majority of my collection consists of new shiny plastic buttons. I love them. They calm me down. Often on a bad...
    LovingAbby LovingAbby
    Aug 8, 2011


    I collect all types of firearms; rifles, pistols, shotguns and I even have an old crossbow that I got from an old friend.
    koldsteil koldsteil
    26-30, M
    Apr 5, 2011


    I have had a hat on my head every since I left bootcamp back in 1973. I have collected hat's every since that time. Some I wear and some I dont just because it might be a hard hat to find. I once stored my collection stacked in five gallon bucket's until I ran out of place's to...
    Robert1256 Robert1256
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Mar 25, 2012

    I used to collect shoes,

    but now I'm starting to collect magnets at places I've been too
    quixqui3 quixqui3
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 8, 2015


    Raincoats,Collect 'em,My wardrobe,It's full,Believe it or not,Full of raincoats!
    mrraincoat mrraincoat
    1 Response Sep 8, 2012

    Mugs Etc

    I don't like junk. I don't collect things either. My household is rather frugal. But I have a passion for mugs. I can be so particular when buying a mug that the shop assistants are certain there is something wrong with me. From time to time I give away my "collection" to people...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 13, 2010
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