Jan 13, 2012

What do you collect?

What do you collect?  I have found that people have all kinds of collections from model trains,dolls, angels, and Christmas ornaments to rocks, books, and tools.  Some people have collections of different things that are kitchen decor.  My girls started a "cow collection" for me eons ago. It really started as an off hand quip on my part, but today I have scads of cows that have been collected over the years.
Since I have had my on-line store Hazel's HodgePodge, I have been collecting things that I think will add to someone else's collection.  I have cookie jars, Dreamsicles, mini tea sets, Mikasa, Pfaltzgraff, and Franciscan dishes.  I have always enjoyed my Christmas ornaments, and now I have some collectible ones to sell. At one time, I set out to collect music boxes. Since then I have realized that I didn't have space to display them properly. Hence, most of my music boxes are up for sale, or they will be shortly.
One thing that I have found to be a popular kitchen motif is mushrooms.  I have, or have had, a number of mushroom items.  Many of them were made by Arnel and sold by Sears in the 1970's and 80's.  I presently have  two mushroom items listed.  Neither of these are labeled, but they are obviously of the vintage mushroom design.
This napkin holder might be just what you need for you Mushroom collection.

Classic Mushroom Cups for Soup or beverage.
Whatever you collect check often at Hazel's HodgePodge.  You might find just what you need to complete or add to your collection.  If you don't see it listed, just ask.We may have it, or can look for it for you.  Also check with our friends at ESN.  They all have so many neat items.


  1. I remember the mushroom motif from the 1970's. Even had a few myself. Wish I had saved them.

  2. Nice post. It's funny what people collect. My coolectible items mostly have too been things that my children and grandchildren have bought for me over the years and before you know it I am wall to wall with these things and no place to put them. Great listings and a very interesting store.