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  1. October 25, 2013
    Kelly @ A Swell Place to Dwell

    So sweet. I bet there aren’t many girls out there who can say that they can junk with their Dad 🙂

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    • October 27, 2013
      Tara

      Nope. Or that their dad can OUT-junk them! 😉

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  2. October 25, 2013
    Amanda McCellon

    I ‘collect’ teacups, Native American art, weird photography prints from obscure ‘photographers’ , anything Alice in Wonderland, purses, Shawnee Pottery (but only if it’s shaped like a deer) – the list goes on and on. So, now you can look at yourself in the mirror and say, “at least I’m not like that Amanda at Wonderland and Company.”

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    • October 27, 2013
      Tara

      Oh, my mom collects tea-cups! But only the demi-tasse ones! I would love to see your collections – it sounds like you have some awesome and highly-specialized ones! And honestly, you would laugh at my “collections”. Some of it is just junk. But I can’t help but see potential in nearly everything!

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  3. October 25, 2013
    Krista

    LOL! Yup, I think I’m a bit of a hoarder. My dad too. And now my oldest son likes to hoard all the little random bits of paper and anything he finds in nature… Like rocks and chunks of wood. They all come home in his pockets. I have a special bucket for him in his room and we have to go through it and purge every once in a while. I think it is a genetic trait! My garage shows the results of it right now…

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    • October 27, 2013
      Tara

      Isn’t that funny! I used to “collect” rocks. I would come home with my coat pockets FULL of them. And when I was in grade 3, my parents bought me a rock polisher. It was awesome. I highly recommend that you consider that for your son. It was a great way for me to “weed” through all of the not-so-special rocks.

      And yes, it has to be genetic. I see it in my 3 year old, who also has pockets full of stones! 🙂

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  4. October 26, 2013
    Danni@SiloHillFarm

    Glad to know you come by it honestly!! LOL! I don’t have a good excuse!

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    • October 27, 2013
      Tara

      Hah! Yes, I do rely on that genetic link as an excuse for the boxes of stuff heaped in my spare room. You’re just organically inclined to ‘collect’. And living on the expanse that you’ve lived on has probably meant that you don’t run out of room.

      I’ve already run out of room. Mr. Suburble is threatening the “one in, one out” rule. I’m resisting full-force!

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  5. October 27, 2013
    Márcia Carvalho de Souza

    Eu adoro colecionar! Coleciono bonecas, revistas, receitas culinárias, enfeites pequeninos, corujas e sempre acho algo interessante para guardar!

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    • October 27, 2013
      Tara

      Through the powers of Google Translate, I read this: I love collecting! I collect dolls, magazines, recipes, little ornaments, owls and always find something interesting to keep

      My response: I LOVE owls! What ornaments do you collect, Marcia? I would love to start collecting vintage Christmas ornaments, but they’re mostly glass, and I’m so worried that the kids will break them.

      One day….

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  6. October 27, 2013
    Bronwyn MayB

    That’s adorable. I love that you are a Coke family too. My uncle worked for Coke for 25 yrs. As for collecting, I am torn between my need to keep pretty things and my need to be streamlined and simplify. It is typical for my Gemini self — always at war with me! I’m so glad your husband encourages your love of junk!

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    • October 27, 2013
      Tara

      Oh, you’re a Gemini! Yes… I know your type well.

      It’s so funny. I love love LOVE the idea of minimalist living. But I don’t – and haven’t ever been able to – live that way. I need my crap. I love it.

      My hubby is pretty decent about the junk. He knows that it will keep me busy – I’ll be farting away with spray paint or moving stuff around. And because everything is from junk sales or thrift shops, it’s a pretty inexpensive addiction! So far…..

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  7. October 27, 2013
    Amy of while wearing heels

    What a sweet post. Your dad sounds like someone I would want to collect with :). Now whenever I spot anything Coke related, I’ll be thinking of you and your dad!

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    • October 27, 2013
      Tara

      Oh, Amy, I think that you and he would have a lot of fun. You get some deals that I cannot rival. He’d love to tag along with you – he might even learn something!

      You’ll have to let me know if you come across a gem of a Coke antique. Knowing your luck, you will! 🙂

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  8. October 28, 2013
    Marilyn

    Happy Birthday to your dad! It’s amazing how much we are like our parents, isn’t it? 🙂

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  9. October 28, 2013
    Mel

    Oh how sweet, happy birthday to your Dad. I used to collect teapots but my collection disappeared during one house move and I was so heart broken I couldn’t start again.

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