Silly Things We Collect


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I’ll be on vacation in Tahoe.

So post away!

Thanks to Bella, Anne and Laura for stopping by the last blog! And Elaine, you’re the lucky winner of Laura Griffin’s Whisper of Warning. I think you’re going to love it! I’ll e-mail you for your address. Yes, I do have it, but my computer crashed (totally dead-dead-dead) and the address is on that one! Not to worry; the techs are working on it now and will create miracles!

Okay, so, I’ve been working out in my garden. I don’t have grass; we live in the mountains. I have redwood and pine and oak. And a LOT of weeds! So I’ve been cleaning out the weeds (has to be done once a year, fire danger, you know). But I got this weird need to make a dinosaur garden. Hmm, it’s a rock garden with plastic dinosaurs. I sent my husband down to the local thrift store to see what interesting dinosaurs he could find. Actually, I sent him a couple of weeks ago and my neighbor works there so he asked her to be on the lookout. Well, oh my God, when he went there on Saturday, she’d collected a whole box for me! Call me a child, but I had a lot of fun setting my little dinosaurs out. I think I need more rocks, though. And I think I need to move the garden so that it’s right outside my office window. Then I can see my dinosaurs going to the water hole. Call me crazy, but ya gotta have a little fun in life. And since I don’t have kids to make a dinosaur garden, I had to do it myself.


So, feel like revealing your silly, or even your not-so-silly collections? Let’s have some fun with this. Leave a comment and your contact e-mail address and I’ll enter you in the drawing for One Snowy Knight by Deborah MacGillivray. It’s a medieval, and I love them! I’ll also add you to my newsletter for updates if you aren’t already a member.

And don’t miss the Tote Blog, I’ll be over there on July 2nd giving away something fun!


  1. Happy Monday, Jasmine! I enjoyed your post on your dinosaur garden. I collect figurines of horses and horse-related items like horseshoe, riding crop, etc. I have china horses, wooden horses, ceramic, glass, bronze, plastic, 3D puzzle horse, cloth, cross-stitch, …. I count unicorns and pegasus as well. Am I weird? But they make me happy!

  2. I love your little garden!! You never even mentioned this, and we totally share everything!

    Hmm, what do I collect besides drama and chaos? [thinking] Uh … suns, moons, and stars. [grin]

  3. Unicorns and pegasus, I love them, too, Tamsyn. and I do have my own collection of them, too. I've also got teapots and cloisonne eggs! Like you, I have a lot of collections. And they make me happy!

    Hummingbird windchimes sound wonderful, Estella.

    Suns, moons, and stars are perfect, Rita. And I only just set up the dinosaur garden this weekend. and because of the computer issues, that's probably why I didn't mention it. And also because I'm a freak, LOL!

  4. I use to collect pigs. I have them all over the top of my kitchen cabinets, so I gave up on them and now collect thimbles from different places. They take up less room. I just don't have many of them!

  5. I loved the dinosaur garden. Many years ago, I collected Precious Moments figurines and I even have some of the original Beanie Babies. I now collect author freebies and autographs.

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