Sunday, 22 November 2009

My Collection

Anyone can join in this Nosy-Parker's-Dream-Meme by leaving their link at My Place And Yours . This week's theme was chosen by Kate from Fox's Lane. Kate says 'I want to see a photo or photos of what it is that you collect. Then if you feel like it you could let us know what your collection rules are; Does it have to be green? Does it have to be from another country? Does it have to be second hand or a gift? Does it have to be old or complete?...What constitutes a collection for you? Is it more than three of the same thing? Is it rare things? Is your collection ongoing or is it complete? ...what's your story?'

I must admit that I don't really collect anything. With my husband having Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) I cannot leave things around the house to gather dust and make more work for him. He cleans the house obsessively, infact the hoover is never put away, as he hoovers at least three times a day, having to do each room in a specific order! Under these restraints it's hard to collect items as I, like anyone else, would prefer my collection to be on show so that I could enjoy it.
But thinking more about this theme, I realised I do collect one thing, and that is Yankee Candles. I love their fragrances and often burn a candle whilst I'm crafting. My husband doesn't like candles, but knowing I like them so much, he does actually buy them for me sometimes.

I keep them, yes, in a cupboard, which smells gorgeous when I open it! I have just two candles on display. They are in the Lounge because they each have a tray and matching shade and are therefore decorative and 'acceptable' to Hubby. The rest are hidden away in the cupboard. I think I have over twenty candles of varying sizes and perfumes, and because I use them up, it's an ever-changing collection and will never be 'complete'.


  1. Love scented candles. They are a nice thing to have in the house.

  2. I often joke about my OH having OCD. He is the same with the hoover. In fact I am banned from touching it, even if I have been cleaning all day he will come home from work and start 'his chores'. Makes me want to thump him sometimes and yes the hoovering is done at least 3 times a day. Loose glitter he will not tolerate in the house though he has now become more lenient towards glitter glue because it doesn't shed. And because I keep threatening to bring a bowl of loose glitter home from Ally Pally and tipping it over his head :D

    I love scented candles - good idea about keeping them in the cupboard and drawers.

  3. Love your stationary folder ....brilliant idea.
    I can live without candles but DD bought a Yankee burner and some 'cake thingies' that melt on the top ...and now I have grown to love the smells ... so may be candles are the next step lol
    Has hubby always been OCD ...must be hard for you especially as you craft he the reason you are a tidy scrapper?.xx

  4. I love Scented candles too! Apple cinnamon is my favourite :)

  5. Oh lovely! Why are they called Yankee Candles, i wonder? Anyways, I bet they DO smell lovely! Thanks for sticky-beaking around with us! x

  6. Scented candles are a lovely thing to collect! I'm always excited when I burn one out and its time to choose another flavour!

  7. Yankee candles are great arent they?? I always like to have one in.



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