Ever since Junior High, I've collected something that I've never known anyone else to collect. I'm sure I'm not a unique snowflake by any means — I probably just don't know that many people — but every new place I go, I collect…
…a bag of sand or dirt! I love the idea that what I collect will forever be changing. That the time of it's collection it has a certain ph level and contains traces of the history that came before it (and I never really got into the whole shot glasses thing).
I take samples home in ziptop bags or old pill bottles. Currently my collection has been stashed away in a shoebox in my closet as I've been hunting for the perfect vessels to display them all in. I envision them someday being a visual representation of the good times and the bad: including the time my luggage was lost for 4 days in New York and my trip to Alabama to rebuild houses — it will all be there.
So am I the only one that collects something odd? What do you gravitate towards? Stuffed animals? Vintage dishes? Striped socks? Mirrors?
Put it all out there and share your collection with us!