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January 6, 2011

A New Year, A New Meme, Show Off Your Collections!

Filed under: Thrifty Finds — Laura R @ 8:18 AM

We all LOVE Mondays over at Apron Thrift Girl with her Thrift Share parties.  She makes other days of the week fun, educational and informational as well.  If you are the creative type she also hosts a Make Share day for you to link up.  And now (drumroll please) we can share our collections and increase traffic to our blogs and websites with

I hope to write clever stories to tell you about my collections and how they came to be, strange and interesting places where I found pieces to add to my collections,  thoughtful people who donated to my odd assortment of collectibles and more.

Today however I want to show you how collections can create themselves.

found innocently alone in a gutter


it attracted a small friend

Which reminds me – please tell two friends about this new party link up, and have each of them tell two friends…

and they called two friends

and it did not matter what size they were 

I began finding them in grab bags

 or their color or theme

some came from pinatas

 Without trying they seemed to find their way home with me.

even contained they call out for others


Even now I have others on my desk and in my van and waiting for creative ways to be displayed.  Any suggestions?

What do you collect?  I KNOW there are some snowmen collectors out there!  I would love to see.

Even some of my furry readers – you are collectors.  ‘Fess up and LINK up.

I am sitting here waiting!

Joining also with Pills’s Place   and Thrifty Thursday at Tales from Bloggeritaville. 

Another great party to link up with is Cheap Thrills Thursday  at Black Cat designs, whether you bake or craft or decorate.

Since this is a promotion for great parties, follow me back to Suzy’s Commercial Break Thursday.  Words of Me Project has a linky up today  for you to share a post you write about other bloggers you follow.
Blogging with Amy has a linky up where you do NOT add your blog address, rather you link to someone who has had an IMPACT ON you.  It is very hard for me not to add each and every one of you.

Of course I only collect my FAVORITE THINGS. Share yours at Laurie’s.

If, like me, this is not Flea Market season for you, visit Flea Market Finds Sunday and enjoy seeing treasures others bring home.



  1. Thanks so much! I didn’t know about Blogaritaville! I just linked up there. Thrifty finds are so much fun!

    Comment by Stacey Ball — January 6, 2011 @ 10:59 AM

  2. You know my son would jump with joy if he saw this. He adores bouncy balls. And I must admit that I do too. My favorites are currently those large clear ones that usually have glitter in them. They are amazing. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful collection. I really enjoyed reading the history behind it. So sweet.

    Comment by Selena Cate — January 6, 2011 @ 12:22 PM

  3. Oh my gosh! I have never ever seen ones that look like pool balls (are they called pieces in pool?) who knows, but I love them. I love “what they think is not my problem” too.

    Comment by laura — January 6, 2011 @ 12:38 PM

    • Haha – that has been on my computer since day one.
      This was a quick point and shoot post – no cropping or editing!

      Comment by dogsmom — January 6, 2011 @ 3:22 PM

  4. The real hot number, for me is the WONDERFUL snow globe you used to capture all the bouncies!!! Love it! Now…what’s the story on finding that?? *smile*

    Comment by Joy — January 6, 2011 @ 1:54 PM

    • Of course that is thrifted too. I will blog about a “collection” of those I did not realize was going to become a collection.

      Comment by dogsmom — January 6, 2011 @ 2:11 PM

  5. What a fun collection! Sounds like a fun party also. I would enjoy sharing some of my collections.

    Comment by Linda @ A La Carte — January 6, 2011 @ 2:19 PM

  6. I gave away most of my collections when I left the east coast in 2007. somedays it still makes me a lttle sad.

    Comment by Stumpy and Cyndi — January 6, 2011 @ 3:10 PM

    • Oh no! We do not want to make you sad. I do believe Stumpy has a cool collection of colorful tennis balls.

      Comment by dogsmom — January 6, 2011 @ 3:20 PM

  7. Oh wow these are ALL so great!! Thanks for stopping by my little spot on the web and thanks for sharing. I plan on joining in some of these awesome linky parties as well!!

    Comment by Leslie — January 7, 2011 @ 7:02 AM

  8. bouncy balls? now that is a real unusual collection, wait, maybe not, you do have lots of dogs & cats… but I do not see any chew marks? are you hoarding them for yourself?? I thought they were marbles at 1st! as of the moment my largest prized collection would be dust bunnies… wait…Nope it is definitely dust bunnies. they smother everything else in the house, so I can not remember what else I may have? ~happy hugs!

    Comment by Faythe — January 7, 2011 @ 6:00 PM

  9. cool

    Comment by jeremy — January 7, 2011 @ 9:21 PM

  10. Charlie and I wanted to come over and give you a big thank you for sending us love during our difficult time.

    Comment by Ettel E — January 8, 2011 @ 10:58 PM

  11. gee, i feel kinda partial with those silly salad dryers of mine… a collection… well, it seems that way, because i really have to refrain from buying more, and i surely don’t know where the fascination comes from. but perhaps that’s its quality? i love your collection of balls though!

    Comment by woolf — January 9, 2011 @ 11:20 AM

  12. wow I’ve never seen ANYONE who collects bouncy balls–cool. I have some you can have 🙂 I don’t actually collect much so linking to Selena’s meme is hard for me

    Comment by laura — January 9, 2011 @ 1:44 PM

  13. What a fun collections, and I love the way you’ve displayed them! What a cute way you tied your collection into bringing others along. Thank you for linking this to Favorite Things. laurie

    Comment by laurie — January 9, 2011 @ 11:00 PM

  14. Hee! At first I thought they were marbles. But they’re super balls! I used to love those things when I was a kid.

    Comment by Alyssa — January 10, 2011 @ 9:44 AM

  15. Oh, they look delicious – like gum balls!

    Comment by Claire — January 10, 2011 @ 4:44 PM

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