I've never considered myself an avid collector of anything in particular but I suppose if I were, I would be a collector of cups. When I think of a collector, I think back to the CBS Sunday morning story on people who collect toasters. Did you see that one? Rooms fully dedicated to toasters, hundreds and hundreds of toasters. Watching almost made me want to run out to the nearest thrift store and start my own toaster collection. Yes, almost.
I have a modest collection of books and an even smaller collection of art. I'll admit, I've always been a little bit envious of people who have something they passionately collect; dolls, jewelry, quilts, spoons, rocks, etc., these are all worthy of an enthusiastic search and carefully curated home. Maybe I do collect something and just haven't realized it yet?
Since I'm sticking to a resolution to post once per week and was not sure what to write about today, I followed my gut as it told me to photograph my small collection of cups. I realize too, the subject of collecting could easily fill a day, a week, a month, a year just researching this fascinating human behavior but alas, this blog is meant to be light, easy, and relatively quick to both read and write.
On a related note, there is a book sitting on my shelf in my little book collection, waiting to be read based around this very subject - Umberto Eco's The Infinity of Lists. Have you read it? This may be a pool-side read for the summer. For now, I will share with you my tiny cup "collection." If anything, it was fun taking pictures using the lovely afternoon sun streaming through our windows. Here they are!
What do you collect?