I collect books. Not consciously. I didn't start out thinking "hm, I want to collect something. What should I spend my time, money and space on?" I just read. A lot. I read around 150 books a year. More on good years. Less on busy toddler years. I love books and I keep my favorite, my friends, around. A few weeks ago I posted some shelvies. We actually have 9 bookshelves that hold books. plus there are five boxes of books that we don't have room for.
My son, Mini-Engineer collects things. I don't know where he got it from.... (whistling into the wind)
He picks up rocks and leaves and shells and takes them home to collect. The stickers he gets from doctors' offices and grocery stores he carefully peels off his shirt and puts them on a piece of paper so he can keep them.
My husband however is the biggest collector of us all. He likes StarWars. A Lot. I'm going to put in a disclaimer here. We are not hoarders and we throw things out on a regular basis. Just not books or Star Wars. Also, he is not the type of person to dress up to go to comicon (though he would probably like going) or to the movies. He just enjoys the 'historical documents'.
We have ships on our ceilings
We have dioramas. No, they don't get dusted often.
We have original packaging displays.
And we have boxes
of Star Wars we don't have room for or don't want the kids to destroy.
We live a Star Wars life. And it's a good life.
What do you collect?