Merriam-Webster.com defines collection as something collected; especially an accumulation of objects gathered for study, comparison or exhibition.
I love to collect! I am surprised there is no mention of the pure pleasure in collecting. I was born into a family of collectors and started collecting when I was very young. First were figurines from Japan from my Granny, then rocks and next everything Barbie. I still have most all of my Barbie stuff and one day, I'll display my favorite retro Barbie treasures. I tease my husband that I will do a whole room in Barbie.
Many of my collections (yes, I have many) are nostalgic for me in some way. They say we buy things from our past to nourish favorite memories and I do just that.
I love that you can begin a collection display by just putting together items that are similar...in color, theme (like holidays or seasons) or by what they are made of. The photo above shows a variety of goodies from my shop that are in the same color family and have a birdie theme too.
What do you collect? Tell us where you find them and how your collection moves you. I would love for you to share your treasures and ideas.