Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Tea Caddy "Collecting"

These are my vintage-looking Tea Caddies/Canisters, a combination of caddies I purchased and received as gifts from friends. I'm still looking for more.

I saw an interview with Candy Spelling on Good Morning America promoting her new book and talking about her plan to down-size from her huge house to a "small" 17,000 square-foot house. Candy Spelling has concluded she is a hoarder. She showed various collections stored away in special storage rooms as large as her new down-sized house.

I started thinking about my many tea things and wondered at what point does a hobby become hoarding?!? Oh my, I believe I'll just make myself a cup of tea and not think about that thought-provoking question!


bennie and patsy said...

I know what you mean, but I did have to face it.

Sheri said...

what? never with tea items! Of course, my husband would disagree with all my craft stuff! haha.

Marilyn Miller said...

Hoarding, I hadn't thought of that. Oh no, I need a cup of tea to think on those things also.

Loved the white dinner plate idea for a charger. I will keep that in mind, not that I need more plates in my house.

W. Latane Barton said...

I think hoarding is a desire to obtain objects for material reasons. example: I have +++ number of tea pots but you have them stored away out of sight and don't even know one from the other.

A collection is a number of items that you love, enjoy and know you will treasure for always.

So, I think you are a collector.

mjenningsdesigns said...

Candy Spelling is not a favorite of mine so I wouldn't compare you to her at all...I consider you a collector...a hoarder reminds me of someone who can't walk through their house because of their collection... :-)

Angela McRae said...

I'm with Melissa: A hoarder is the 90-year-old lady with 33 cats who hasn't thrown away a newspaper since Roosevelt was president. That is NOT you! (Or, ahem, your fellow collectors!)

By the way, I was hoping you were about to say that Candy wanted to bequeath her mansion to a bunch of tea bloggers! Hope springs eternal...


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