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!

6 comments:

bennie and patsy said...

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

Sheri said...

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

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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