My rules for collecting:
1. Don't spend a lot of money on any one item. If you can help it.
2. Only buy what you truly love.
3. It doesn't have to be perfect. A bit of crazing adds to the charm.
4. At auctions, decide in advance what your highest bid will be. Then sit on your hands.
Let's take a little peek at my dog collection. I don't just collect real ones you know.
|Partial to scotties.|
|Yes, that's dog spit on the window. I collect that too.|
|Corner detail on a framed picture of a beagle. A beagle was our first "married" dog.|
|I'll buy a single bookend, if I really love it.|
|My laundry room window. I started with little planters like this, but only collect the white ones now. White pottery, that's another collection.|
|Isn't that a great face?|