And my collection IS growing. My friend Shelly just bought me some red chile pepper spreaders for Christmas. The snowman plate and snowman/snowglobe spreader are also from her. Kristi, do you see my Christmas moose spreaders in the middle block? Oh my goodness! I just realized that I have at least one other snowglobe spreader that isn't out. I must find it!OK- this blog is way too long to just be about spreaders. Sorry- I like them and wanted to share this little collection with you. So what do you collect?
Friday, December 18, 2009
A while back when we were packing up to move from TX, I posted a blog about hoarding and purging. Most of you know that I am a purger and will gladly get rid of almost anything that goes unused for a while. This also means that I don't really collect anything because most collectibles go unused and just have to be dusted (which is one of my least favorite chores.) I do however have 1 item that I do collect and most of you probably don't know about it. I collect spreaders! This is kind of a new thing for me- I've only been collecting them for somewhere around 7 years. They don't have to be meaningful, I just have to like them. For all these years, they've just been stored in their boxes not being used or seen. Then one day last year, Mom and I went to Harry and David on one of our shopping days. I found these adorable spreader blocks and knew that I would soon be able to display my spreaders. My kitchen window in our new house is the perfect spot for my display. Earlier this fall, I had fruit, baseball, and lighthouse spreaders out. Since Thanksgiving, I have had my Christmas spreaders out. As I unpacked more and more Christmas boxes, I soon realized that I had way more Christmas spreaders than I thought- I now have 20!! I guess I've just been buying and storing them without having the whole collection together. So here's a picture of my window right now. Aren't the spreader blocks just the cutest things ever!?! I may have to get more as my collection grows!