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Friday, November 27, 2009

THE BEGINNINGS OF COLLECTIONS

The world is my playground. 
Little nothings coming from different parts 
of the globe turn into keep sakes for me.




I am known for my love for bags and purses.
So whenever they visit another country,
my friends bring something like this back,
to share their experience with me.

The left bag is from China and I may have to ask
one of my blog friends to decipher the characters.
This friend used to live in the USA, and is the daughter
of a university professor in China.

The right bag comes from Nepal from a friend
who traveled to different Asian countries.
Nepal is on my "list", because I would like to see
the Himalyas (not climb!) with my own eyes.



 On the left is a ring holder and on the right
a perfume jar. The latter (almost 3 inch high)
comes from Greece,
and I could not leave it in the store!

 

A top view. 
The ring holder (1 1/2 inch high)  was a gift 
from my then 8 year old daughter, 
who loves to collect small objects.

 
Two small mustard jars, blue (4 inches high)
and  the green one (3 1/2 inch high), including the lids.
Go and look on my ART NOTES (my second blog)
because it holds some of my tools.

Now my living space is almost slashed in half,
the designs of these sweet little nothings
seem much more intriguing.

26 comments:

DawnTreader said...

Very nice collector's items! :)

Angie Muresan said...

Those are beautiful collections, Jeannette. Enjoy them and keep on collecting!

jeannette stgermain said...

Angie,
Thank you! Don't forget to give me your URL or email, so I can visit your blog - thanks:)

jeannette stgermain said...

Monika,
thank you! I love 'em:)

Gaelyn said...

The bags are delicate and ornate. I really like the small containers. I tend to collect boxes, mostly wood, from tiny to crate size. In fact I moved 52 boxes out of the 5th-wheel's living room, all full.
Hey we all have to collect somethings. ;-)

Beth Niquette said...

How very lovely--I have a perfume bottle collection. (Grin) I especially love your perfume bottle from...Greece? I can see why it would not stay on the store shelf!

Have a marvelous day!

jeannette stgermain said...

Gaelyn,
Wow, 52 boxes??? and I thought I was a collector -nothing compared to you, Galelyn! I'll crown you to the collector queen of small spaces:)
You're right (smile) we all have to collect something - it gives life spice!

jeannette stgermain said...

Beth,
Yeah, the perfume bottle is from Grecce. I used to collect those too:) and shells, and rocks, and....
for me, it's a way of storing memories.
Are we going to see your perfume bottle collection sometime?

The Green Stone Woman said...

I like your bags the best and could see myself collecting those. I don't collect anything myself, except green stones, but my first husband seems to think I collect items with cat themes, so I have some of those around. I don't mind it too much, as long as I don't have to dust everything all the time.

jeannette stgermain said...

Irene,
What kind of green stones, Irene? Jade? I'm not a duster either, until get inspiration to do it.

Did you see my ART NOTES blog, Irene?

Dimple said...

Nice things, Jeanette. I like the red bag and the perfume jar best. I don't collect on purpose any more, although I have in the past. It became clutter and ceased being fun, so I quit. Of course, that's not saying I won't ever collect anything again!

jeannette stgermain said...

Dimple,
These collections were not on purpose either - people kept giving me similar things! Yes, you do need some space to show off your collections, otherwise it's no fun.
What actually was your collection?

Floss said...

Your little items are so jewel-like. I think it's the perfection of these tiny things that makes them so special.

Thanks for your comment on my blog - the items left out for the tip are free to any takers who can get there before the dumpsters arrive! Then you have to work out how to get stuff home...

Protege said...

Love the bags, love all the items you post here. Such lovely souvenirs!
I collect fridge magnets; I always buy those when traveling. They are easy to carry home and there are always plenty to choose from.;) And they are useful once back at home.;)
xo
Zuzana

The Green Stone Woman said...

Actually, I should say green pebbles, big pebbles smoothed by water and other erosion. The kind that you find on the beach and in river beds. No, I haven't been to your other blog yet, I will go there posthaste.

Rosie said...

What pretty things, how kind your friends are to think of you and return from their travels with lovely gifts:) I love the perfume bottle no wonder you couldn't leave it in the store - the mustard jars are so pretty, too:)

VioletSky said...

Those bags are so lovely. Are they used for coins?
I have an ever growing collection of boxes. Love boxes and jars. I keep losing things by using the boxes, then forgetting...

jeannette stgermain said...

Floss,
Yes, you may be right about the tiny objects.
Yea, we start doing the same here in California about things to get rid of. Where I lived, we could only have 3 garage sales per year and we had to ask the city permission!While you're in France, America is changing LOL

jeannette stgermain said...

Rosie,
Thank you, Rosie. Good friends are an extra blessing! Yes, the perfume bottle is a little cutie.

jeannette stgermain said...

Zuzanna,
Thank you, friend! Your fridge must be real colorful with all those magnets LOL You are a practical souvenir shopper:) easy to pack!

jeannette stgermain said...

Irene,
Oh, green pebbles, probably not easy to find?

jeannette stgermain said...

Violetsky,
Sounds like me - I'm putting things in such "special" places that I can't find it back!! I have a weakness for jars too!Always find an excuse to keep 'em:)

As far as I know the bags are not specifically for coins. It's silk, so I don't want to put my heavy wallet in it (heavy with pennies - haha).

Eki said...

Beautiful items, Jeannette. Do you have anything from Indonesia yet?

crochet lady said...

Such lovely treasures! Thanks for sharing them. I am a sucker for purses, they are great pieces of creativity that are such a part of our lives, well at least mine.

jeannette stgermain said...

Eki,
Thank you! When my brothers went back there,they shot a lot of pics, so I'll be getting some of those.

jeannette stgermain said...

Jen,
Yes, I'm a bag lady, I've knitted several purses, but I haven't sown silk purses yet:)