Collecting . . . .

I’m a collector. Yes, I confess. I’d be a member of Collector’s Anonymous is there were such a thing. In fact, I’d probably be their president.

My collection tendencies involve coins minted in the U.S., rocks, postage stamps, books, and dust bunnies. You may think the last one funny but you should see the dust in my house. I can usually write my name on the furniture. But really, I’m way too busy to clean.

I have collecting to do and books to write and fun to be had.

I began collecting Morgan silver dollar coins way back when I was a teenager. I love holding them in my hand and imagining them being in the pocket of a cowboy or outlaw. It was the currency of choice in the West. My most prized are an 1883 minted in Carson City, Nevada and an 1881 that came from the mint in San Francisco. Over the years my collection has grown and it’s given me immense satisfaction. I’ve collected all the state quarters up to date and now I’m collecting the new president dollars. I also have the Sacagawea dollars, the Susan B. Anthony ones, and also the Kennedy half dollars. I guess I just like money.

Some of my postage stamp collection includes Elvis Presley, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly, and the presidents. Can’t list them all here.

And I love my rocks. I can’t go anywhere without picking up more. I’m just fascinated with stones of all kinds. I have several prehistoric ones that have small fish imbedded on their surface.

My books. . .you should see my shelves. But then maybe it’s a good thing you can’t. I have my prized autographed collection, my romance section, and then I have a good-sized portion of research books of every subject you can imagine. I wouldn’t take a million dollars for my books. It’s taken me years to get them. I have a 1930 copy of Little Women, a 1933 Zane Grey, a 1942 Emilie Loring romance called “Rainbow at Dusk,” and the second book Nora Roberts wrote called “Sacred Sins.” Plus, I have a ton of others by Jodi Thomas, Lorraine Heath, Sharon Sala, Pam Morsi, Johanna Lindsay, and on and on.

Research books take up two complete bookshelves. I have ones on life in the American West, a set of Time Life books on the West, books on ships, horses, birds, plants, clothing, and food. Most are used very often and they’re crucial in creating my stories.

But, I’m not the only collector out there.

Michael Phelps is a collector of Olympic gold medals. Yay! He’s the owner of eight gold medals in the 2008 Olympics. I’d say he did us real proud. What a guy and what a swimmer!



Then, there’s the heroine in my new anthology, “Give Me a Cowboy.” Tempest LeDoux collects husbands. Yep, she’s had five and is looking for her sixth. All she wants in life is to find one good man to love who won’t up and die on her and she’ll use all the tools at her disposal to get him. She just never figured to run up against someone like McKenna Smith.

He wants no part of marriage. . .especially when the lovely widow has already buried five husbands. Makes a man real skittish.

But Tempest is bound and determined to get what she wants. And she wants McKenna Smith real bad. He’s not only the most handsome man she’s ever seen, he makes her feel like she’s the most desirable, the most beautiful woman in the world. My, how he can kiss!

But, back to collecting. . . .

Not only does Tempest LeDoux collect husbands, she also collects and surrounds herself with the finest of everything – expensive cut crystal glassware and chandeliers, buttery leather furniture, designer made clothing, and a ranch that is unequaled in the Texas Panhandle as she tries to prove she’s as good as anyone in Kasota Springs. She has everything she wants except a husband who won’t die on her. Go along on the journey and see how she remedies that.

My story in “Give Me a Cowboy” is titled Texas Tempest and it comes out in February.

Are you a collector? If so, what things do you collect? I’d like to know. You can borrow my collection of dust bunnies if you want ’em. They’re real easy to take care of.

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Here in the Texas Panhandle, we do love our cowboys. There's just something about a man in a Stetson and jeans that makes my heart beat faster. I'm not much of a cook but I love to do genealogy and I'm a bit of a rock hound. I'm also a NY Times & USA Today bestselling author of historical western romance. You can contact me through my website and I'd love to connect with you on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and more. HAPPY READING!

48 thoughts on “Collecting . . . .”

  1. Texas Tempest sounds so good Linda! I can’t wait till it comes out- just went and added it to my wish list on amazon.

    I am a collector as well. I collect books, most definitely. I do have quite a few autographed by the fillies here, as well as a few by Bobbie Ann Mason that my dad got autographed for me- the most cherished of hers being In Country, the first autographed book I ever owned.

    Oriental masks and decor, cat trinkets, butterfly stuff- My grandma just recently gave me an awesome fiber optic butterfly that now sits proudly on my TBR bookcase right where I can see it while I’m writing or revising.

    Movies, music cds. I’m a pack rat for certain and I come by it honest because my mom is the same.

    As for dust bunnies…I don’t know about borrowing yours, but maybe we could get ours together for a play date one day! LOL πŸ™‚

  2. Oh my, you certainly have opened the door with collections. If anything you have with more than three… I am so in trouble πŸ™‚

    Dachshunds, Hippos, fairies (especially Malificent from Sleeping Beauty), dragons, flamingos, rubber duckies, flute-like musical instruments, stars, rocks and crystals… I’ll stop there. My latest collecting decision is to get ‘things on bubbles’–like dragons and fairies. Oh, and although it’s not really a collection, I do love my standie of Cap’n Jack. (Though I probably do have just about every Pirates of the Caribbean notebook one can find)

    I don’t really consider books a collection, more of a necessity. πŸ˜‰ That goes for my vast collection of pens, too.

    Sigh. I think we’re wondrously hopeless!

  3. Morning Taryn!

    I think everyone who reads collects books. We just get some that become like family and we can’t bear to part with. Books have always been my special friends. They’re a part of me.

    I’d love to see your fiber optic butterfly! It sounds so pretty. Butterflies are neat anyway. They make wonderful “friends” too.

    Yes, we’ll definitely have to get our dust bunnies together for a play day! LOL I’m sure they’d love it. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for adding Texas Tempest (Give Me a Cowboy) to you wish list on Amazon. Hope I didn’t twist your arm too hard. Have a great day!

  4. Hi *lizzie!

    We’re sisters at heart I think. You’re definitely a collector! I’m so envious of your standie of Cap’n Jack. He’s a great character in Pirates of the Caribbean. I’d love to see your collection of flute-like instruments. That would be something to see. I’m curious about what started you collecting musical instruments. Do you play?

    Yes, I agree we’re absolutely hopeless! πŸ™‚
    Enjoy the day!

  5. Okay, Linda, you are President, but I am the Queen of Collecting.

    Let me tell you about Christmas, and that’s only the tip of the iceburg:

    We have an entire storage room filled with only Christmas decorations, including four trees and a 40+ piece Dickens Village. One of our trees is pre-lit with all white lights and it revolves. It’s incredible. We can do trees in many styles:

    * By color – purple; blue & green; red & green; gold; or multi.
    * Entirely Santa, including concrete sleigh base.
    * Victorian – I do this one every year because it’s my favorite.
    * Old fashion toys and dolls,
    * Handcrafted
    * Vintage ornaments

    The boxes of bead garland in all colors and varieties weigh a TON.

    One year we had an enormous tree and made the mistake of using the old-fashion bulbs. I had to remember to turn it off before I blow-dried my hair! And just walking past it, we felt a wave of heat. We disposed of those light sets once the season passed.

    My husband’s favorites are the bubble lights, and we’ve built our collection so that we can do an entire tree. It goes really well with the old-fashion Santa theme.

    The village is a masterpiece of electrical ingenuity each set up. At one time my collection was small, and it could be displayed on a piece of plywood covered with cotton snow. Then it grew to the proportions of covering the tops of seven bookcases and two china hutches. Since we moved and downsized, it simply doesn’t fit anywhere, so it’s lying fallow for a season or two.

    I’m a silk flower freak, too, and I have enough Christmas silks to replace all the planters and vases and swags and drape the mantle with greenery swags and lights. Even the bathrooms have themes at Christmas time- Santas, angels, elves–with decor and towels, candles and shower curtains to match.

    I have a Santa mug collection, you know those old-fashion heads? It takes up a few shelves now, and includes a teapot and creamer and sugar.

    A few years ago, my husband bought me the most beautiful holly teapot and creamer and sugar set–now one of my favorite things.

    I have collectable candles from the 50s – angels, reindeer, trees, igloos, choir boys & girls.

    I have several Nativities, my favorite being the porcelain Home Interior set from several years back, including the stable and accessories.

    And that’s only one season! More later! This is one of my favorite subjects, can you tell?

  6. Oh, and here are some fancy names for collectors of specific items:

    bibliophilist – books
    deltiologist – postcards
    philographist – autographs
    receptarist – recipes
    archtophilist – teddy bears
    plangonologist – dolls
    vecturist – subway tokens
    vexillologist – flags
    phonophile – phonograph records
    copoclephilist – key rings

  7. I started a collection awhile back of glass doorknobs. I have collected alot here in the West where I live. Usually the knob that was on the outside of the house turns purple with sun exposure over time. Most are cut crystal.
    Once when I was in Missouri, I found 3 sets and brought them bcak with me. When in the airport, the inspector asked me what was in the bag since it was rather heavy and I said “doorknobs”. Well, I think he thought I was being abrupt and he pulled me aside and had me open the bag. He had a rather suprisingly sheepish look on his face then and quickly ushered me through the line.
    It is interesting to note that the early doorknob apparatus had no lock or key. They were trusting people who used these on their doors.

  8. Five husbands! Omigosh, Linda, what a daring story idea. Love it.
    Since I have a small house and hate to dust, I collect things I can put on the walls. I have 6 wonderful Australian Aboriginal paintings–colorful abstracts whose tiny dot patterns tell hidden stories. When I look at them I can feel the creative power of the women who painted them. My daughter, who shares the passion, has two I’ve given her. And my bedroom is decorated in African wedding baskets and batiks–also on the walls. Help, I’m running out of wall space!

  9. Hi Linda, Tempest sounds wonderful!…I collect nativity sets but this year intend to bring out just the top three or four. Too much major depression in January when I gotta put things away. I also like turtles and the fam will sometimes get me a souvenir one when they vacation.

    Mostly I guess we “collect” pictures of the grandbaby who is here for two days and am I tired. In love though. What a cutie he is. He is playing “ous-side” with grampa right now which gives me a chance to visit my favorite Junction.


  10. My gosh, Cheryl!

    I will definitely declare you the Queen of Collectors! What a Christmas collection. I’ll bet it took you years to gather all that stuff. Don’t think I’ve ever heard of one person who has amassed such a large variety of themes. I’d love to see the Victorian-dressed Christmas tree though. That would surely be my favorite too. But then, the Santa theme would run a close second.

    And I’d love to see your house at Christmas, all decked out in its finery. Have you ever thought of writing a story around that? Sounds like a good subject to me.

    Thanks for sharing the link on how to display collections. I’ve learned a few things from you.

    And I didn’t know each type of collector had a name for it. I’m definitely a bibliophilist and maybe a few of the others. I think the correct name for a coin collector is numismatist and it’s not on your list.

    Have a great day! πŸ™‚

  11. Cheryl,

    I’d love to see the woman you spoke about on blogspot turn lint into works of art. Now, that would be something to see and I might get a few pointers on what to do with my dust bunnies. Too funny!

  12. Hi JOYE,

    Glass doorknobs are so pretty! I’d love to see your collection. I’ll bet you have some really old ones. I think I could easily be a doorknob collector too. Collecting is such a passion and it gets hold of you before you can turn around.

    I didn’t know people didn’t use locks on their doors way back then. Interesting. Thanks for sharing that tidbit. Guess I never really thought much about it and assumed they were like they are today.

    Good luck with your collecting. Hope you keep passing through the airport security. I’d love to have seen that guy’s face.

  13. Hi Elizabeth,

    Wow, Australian Aboriginal paintings! How neat. I’d love to see them. It’s an awesome thing to collect. Also the African wedding baskets and batiks. Your house reflects your love for travel. I can see how you’d run out of wall space really fast. And there’s no satisfaction in collecting if you have to keep it in a closet or under a bed.

    I’m glad my story idea for Texas Tempest interests you. It was a fun story to write. The characters really sprang to life.

  14. Hi Tanya!

    I’ll bet you’re in heaven with your grandbaby visiting. Those little fellas can sure make a day bright. Enjoy every second with him and store up lots of memories for after he leaves.

    So you’re a collector of nativity scenes. I don’t think Christmas is real unless you have the figurines all out and arranged. Like you, I hate putting things away after the season is over. It’s sure fun getting them out though. It’s like seeing old friends again!

    I’m thrilled that my story interests you. I do hope you’ll enjoy reading Texas Tempest in Feb.

  15. Hey Linda!
    I had this all typed out and something weird happened and it got lost in cyber land…

    I was saying…
    I use to collect snow globes, but have not gotten any in a long time!I have a thing for angels as well and enjoy collecting figurines and such!

    My real passion is for collecting books though!

    I have some autographed books that are very special to me too!

    My book collection is slowly outgrowing my storage space too-I guess that means I’ll have to throw out some stuff I have that’s not as important to me as the books are!LOL

    I especially love to have all of any series-related books that I read! It’s neat to have the whole collection lined up together on my bookshelf!

    I am really looking forward to reading Texas Tempest!!!

  16. Collections… I collect horse statues, pewter statues of mystical creatures, candles, and Disney items!!! Oh and I can not forget my books, books, books, books, and books!!! πŸ˜€

  17. Joye, I LOVE your glass doorknob story! That airport guy probably thought you were channeling Aunt Clara. (Remember Bewitched?)

    I enjoy hearing about unusual collections.

    and btw, I still have a book you won from one of my contests, Joye, if you’ll send me your address:

  18. Linda – what a wonderful post. I kept reading and saying, ‘me,too’ repeatedly. πŸ™‚ And yes, although dust bunnies live in my house, I never thought I could actually say I collect them. How delightful.

    Okay, so here’s what I collect:
    – coins – mostly Can/US but all other countries, too
    – trade dollars – anything with a horse/rodeo/cowboy
    – old cookie cutters
    – old pre-60’s kitchen gadgets
    – old tin tart shells and small tin jelly molds
    – rolling pins
    – old stamped baking pans incl’g a handmade plain one of my grandmother’s
    – books:
    — a bookcase of history books inc’g the TL Old West series, the American West, Canadiana, biblical times and other history books through the ages
    — a bookcase of real old to new cookbooks
    — a bookcase of gardening books
    — a shelf with old & new animal husbandry books
    — 3 shelves of craft books
    — 2 shelves of geography books and atlases
    — 2 shelves of numismatic books and material
    — a shelf of rock, mineral and lapidary books
    — a shelf of writing technique books

    And that doesn’t include the 300 books in my tbr pile nor the books I’ve already read and don’t want to give away.

    Plus – rocks – I’m working on a blog post of my latest collecting trip to Souris, Man for petrified wood, agates, jasper, fossils, etc. In fact, I have a row of rocks on my windowsill and my hubby is always shaking his head when he finds other rock in my pants pocket…much like my mom did when I was a kid and she told me ladies didn’t collect rocks. Yeah, right.

    Hmmm – I think I’m missing something…

  19. Told you I’d post more, so here it is:

    Beanie Baby Monkeys, Beanie Baby Dogs, Beanie Baby Cats ,Angel Cheeks, Vintage Chenille Bedspreads, Quilts, Vintage aprons and linens,
    Vintage red & white crocheted potholders
    White Pfaltzgraff dinnerware
    Blue Willow Dinnerware, Vintage spice tins, White cream pitchers, Pitchers Teapots Teacups and saucers, Small plates with roses

    Books on:
    Louis L’Amour
    Tea and Tea parties

    Book covers
    Decorating magazines
    Fan mail (I’ve never thrown away a single note or letter)

    baby dolls
    My Scene
    Madame Alexander

    Roosters, Bunnies, Frogs, Josef figurines, Royal Copley planters, Royal Copley roosters, Old photographs, Depression glass, Deviled egg trays, Framed art of vintage girls, Framed art of roses
    Hurricane lamps, Vintage cologne bottles
    Old medicine tins, Antique canning jars
    Vintage jewelry, Not-so vintage jewelry, Sterling silver charms, Stamps, Foreign Coins, Heart-shaped glass containers, Marble horse head bookends, Miniature resin furniture

    all that Christmas stuff I mentioned previously
    Old board game markers

    Tin advertising signs with vintage girls
    Hat boxes
    Vintage doilies
    Glass bowls
    Vintage cookie cutters
    McDonalds toys
    Videos and DVDs
    Advertising Tins
    Wind chimes
    Vintage basins,
    Pails, buckets, watering cans

    Okay, I’m stopping there, because someone will send a shrink.

  20. Cheryl – I’d love to see your house at Christmas. I don’t usually buy home decor mags but I’m drawn to all the Christmas ones.

    I also collect Nativity sets and minature tea pot sets, esp a Christmas one with a Christmas tree as the teapot with a star lid, Santa as the creamer, Mrs Claus as the sugar bowl, with her puffy had the lid, a couple elf cups and a wreath plate. It’s so small and bright and scuplted. I put it out on my kitchen bay window along with my fav smaller nativity sets – a clear glass one, a white porcelain one and a new metallic one.

    The small ‘room’ under the steps in our house is referred to as the ‘Christmas closet’. It is chock-full of boxes on the right in the declining area under the steps. Then on the left, under the one shelf, are all the ‘loose’ stuff like 12-18″ wooden sleighs, and other big table decorations. Then on top are all the table linens, candles, etc. Hanging from every available space are the pkgs of ribbons, tinsel, wall decorations, etc. And from the ceiling hang all the baskets. It is so full that there is only enough room for me to walk in, turn around and leave. When Christmas comes, I sit on a small stool and pass things out the door to the kids – conveyor belt style.

    Okay, I think that’s everything…

  21. Oops – almost forgot – if I go down to the tack room, you’ll find my collection of saddles, bridles, harness, extra collars, etc and even a racing sulky. πŸ™‚

  22. Hi Melissa D!

    I should’ve known you’d collect snow globes. They’re perfect for someone so sweet. I love snow globes and have a couple of them that were given me on special occasions. But I don’t collect them because I have no place to put them. Angels are very neat things to collect too. I happen to have a couple of those, but can’t say I actually collect them.

    Thanks for the kind words about Texas Tempest. Hope I’ve piqued your interest. Have to get this ball rolling even though Feb. is a quite a ways.

    Take good care of your girls. πŸ™‚

  23. Hi Colleen,

    My granddaughter collects horse statues. I just got her one for Christmas. She likes the painted horse ones. How neat that you collect horse statues too. I love the pewter statues of mystical creatures. They wouldn’t look the same in any other kind of metal. I love pewter. Reminds me of the old West. Pretty candles make a home really pretty and smell good at the same time. I have a candle collection of sorts but I only have them for when the power goes off and I need to light the rooms.

    Have a great day!! πŸ™‚

  24. Cheryl,

    You are indeed the undisputed Queen of Collectors! Is there anything you don’t collect? My gosh, girl! Don’t worry, the men in white suits are already on their way to your door.

    I don’t know where Mary is today. Seems odd not to get a comment from her. I’m sure she probably collects cows or goats or something weird. I’d love to know though.

  25. Hi Anita Mae!

    You’re almost as big a collector as Cheryl. I’d like to see both yours and Cheryl’s houses at Christmas. It’d be like walking into a speciality store.

    I think you’re the first person I’ve seen who collects saddles, bridles, etc. Like Cheryl, I like to see the different things that draw people’s fancy. Collecting is definitely a passion of ours. Now, if it’s men we’re talking about it’s called hoarding. Ha! πŸ™‚

  26. Anita Mae,

    I laughed about your husband checking your pockets for rocks and shaking his head when he finds some. My dad used to get so mad at me and my sister for sneaking rocks into the car when we went someplace. We’d hide them under the seat and then forget about them. He’d always find a bunch and threaten to disown us.

  27. You’ve got some great collections, Linda! I can relate to the coins–my brother collected them and I always enjoyed seeing them, but never collected them myself. I do love books, though! Shelves and shelves of ’em.

    LOL, Cheryl, on all your fabulous collections, too! Must be fun to go on garage sales.

    I love rocks, too, Linda! They’re so pretty when they’re all glossed up. What a great premise for your new novella, I can’t wait to read it.

  28. I am a clutter collector..that is what my family calls it I have collections of Santa, ballarinas, hummingbirds, angels, beads, rabbits, and knitting needles.

  29. Hi Kate,

    So you’re a fellow rock enthusiast too. I have to confess something. I bought two new ones yesterday at a local store here. Not sure what they are, but they have the rings like tree trunks do. They really are pretty and shiny. I can understand why people back in the gold rush days fell in love with the yellow rocks. Some really obsessed as you showed so well in Klondike Fever. I loved that story!

    And I think all readers and writers collect books. We just go crazy for books. I can’t resist buying more no matter how hard I try. Doesn’t matter that my shelves are overflowing I still keep adding.

    I’m glad you like the premise for my new novella. I just hope it measures up.

  30. Hi Connie,

    Knitting needles? You’re the first I’ve heard who collects those. I’m wondering what the fascination with them is. But then, I once knew a woman who collected thimbles of all kinds. Passions run different directions.

    Oh, and I knew someone who collected buttons. She had zillions of them. Very strange.

    Hope you have a wonderful evening. πŸ™‚

  31. Hey, gang. What a day. Can’t believe I’m only stopping in now.

    I collect books.

    That’s it. And I try to control that, with some limited success.

    I’m not a collector. Every thing that comes into my house I stare at it a long, long time, trying to decide if it’s worth dusting.

    Very few things are.

  32. HI Linda,
    My father made a living by selling collectable coins and stamps. I’ve held Morgan dollars in my hand and Confederate money and rare pennies. Little did I know how much I would have liked those things now. Every year on my birthday he gave me a special silver dollar from the 1800’s. I think I have ten of them.

    Love to hear about all your collections. I have a few .. shot glasses and matchbooks from our travels and my favorite is my Disney Globes. They don’t make them like they once had. I lost some in our last earthquake and I couldn’t replace them. The ones they have now are made with plastic.

    You’re new cover is HOT! I can’t wait to read that story!

    Also, did you see Michael Phelps on the cover of Time or one of those big mags? I can’t recall which one now, but he wore all eight medals across his bare chest! He is amazingly talented and made the Olympics exciting!

  33. couldn’t wait to see what Cheryl had to say about collecting. And she’s got some serious competition here. She’s been a great contributor to some of my collections, too–rubber duckies and doxies being the latest additions.

    Linda, I did play flute in high school and still wish I had one πŸ™ I’ve played the recorder and am trying to learn the Irish tin whistle. I recently found a japanese instrument (which is similar to the flute one of my heroes plays) and a tibetan reeded flute. I’d love to be able to play all of them, but haven’t the nerve to disturb my neighbors–or the dogs–quite yet. πŸ™‚
    Not sure why I like ’em so much…

  34. Oh my gosh, Linda! I can’t wait to read that book!!!!

    I’m not very good at collecting things…my attention span is way to short πŸ˜‰ But my mom collects dragonflies for me *LOL*

  35. My husband can attest to the fact I collect, doesn’t complain about the collections, even helps add to
    them for me! Collections include cookbooks,turtles,
    eagles, carousel horses, Santa figures, rosaries, nativity sets/scenes, sports memorabilia focusing
    on Houston teams, autographed books, and BOOKS!!

    Pat Cochran

  36. Hi Mary,

    Were your ears burning? We were talking about you. I just knew you’d collect something totally off the wall. I’m disappointed.

    Hope your tomorrow goes better than today.

  37. I too love to collect. First of course are books – maybe 2,000 and counting. I also have a stamp collection that my husband started as a kid and we inherited his mother’s large one. I have some coins but not too many. Oh, and lots of coffee mugs, playing cards and cats πŸ™‚

  38. Hi Charlene,

    Well, you know you have a good collection of silver dollars going. All you have to do is add to it. Very easy to get addicted. My oldest granddaughter collects shot glasses. She has some neat ones. I’m sure the plastic ones just aren’t the same as glass but I understand how dangerous those glass ones can be where you live. Bet you have some very neat matchbooks from your travels.

    Yes, I did see Michael Phelps’s picture on Time Magazine with all eight of his gold metals. I’m still blown away by what he managed to do. Sure made the Olympics really exciting.

    Thanks for the compliment about my newest cover. Glad you like it. I think it’s pretty hot too.

  39. *lizzie starr,

    I love flute music. I think it’s really neat to listen to. Flutes are an old instrument way back to Biblical days. I heard the recorder played last year when I went to an old fort here in Texas. The lady was so good on it. Up to then, I had no idea what a recorder was. The Native Americans play some beautiful, very haunting flute music.

  40. Hi Pat!

    You’re the first person I’ve heard of whose husband helps collect things. Makes it real easy though when it comes to Christmas, birthdays and anniversaries. And the more things a person collects the easier they are to buy for. I love carousel horses. They remind me of my childhood. The nativity sets are really special, although I don’t collect them.

    Thanks for stopping by to comment.

  41. Hi Jeanne,

    Wow, you do have a huge book collection! My goodness. I’ll bet your stamp collection is pretty large since it was inherited.

    Until you mentioned you collect mugs I’d forgotten that I also collect tea pots. I have a good two dozen, but I’m running out of room for them. They take up too much space. I’ll just stick with coins and stamps. Besides, you don’t have to dust those. LOL

  42. It’s a collective single title πŸ˜‰ Next week I dive into my first anthology. I’m excited. Would love to be in a anthology with you! I have collected all of your books πŸ˜€

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