Collections: For Use or Just For Show?

For us, half the joy of having a beautiful collection is being able to use the items in your daily life... that is, until the other day when one of our favorite Fire-King mugs got a big crack down the side. Now we're a little more reluctant to take out our collectibles when we reach for a cup...

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Of course not all collections are particularly useful (we imagine these 'shoe-shaped' rocks don't see too much action) but for those that are we're curious, do you use them? Living in an apartment or small space we imagine it would be difficult to have a big group of objects that don't serve at least some type of purpose, but maybe it depends. So tell us! What's your collection? Is it composed of things you actually use?

Images: Flickr members Chotda and keaggy.com licensed for use under Creative Commons.

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