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Mother Jones, RN 06-25-2007 08:35 AM

What do you like to collect?
 
I'm a thirft store junkie. How about you? I collect old dishes made by Homer Laughlin, and my husband and I collect old book. What do you crave when you walk through the doors of your favorite thrift store? :)


MJ

gerinurse 06-25-2007 01:09 PM

I collect carousels

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geenaRN 06-25-2007 01:36 PM

I don't look through thrift stores, but I do collect... wait for it... nurse dolls :-) My mom has a HUGE collection of figurines, dolls, etc.

Otherwise, anything crafty pretty much seeks me out and attaches itself to my person. Fabric, stickers, beads, mosaic tiles... I am a magnet. I cannot go into a Michael's without shaking things off before I walk out :-)

KimRN 06-25-2007 06:25 PM

Rock Stars
 
I wish I collected rock stars! Instead I collect debt on all the money I spend on rock star stuff!

MeghanMU 06-25-2007 06:37 PM

books.....nothing special, just anything I like to read. My husband is trying to get me one of those "e-readers" because I have way too many books spread through our very small apartment

KimRN 06-26-2007 02:08 AM

No matter how much time we ever spend on the computer, nothing will ever take the place of curling up with a good book!

Mother Jones, RN 06-26-2007 05:08 PM

Books are the most wonderful things in the world. They are more than objects on a shelf. Holding a good book is like holding a new world in your hands.

Marachne 06-26-2007 07:19 PM

luxury reading
 
Ah yes, I'm a bibliophile from way back--and I live in the town with the most bookstores per capita as well as the highest library use....and the mother ship--Powell's (www.powells.com)

It's been hard being in school and having so much to read for courses and research that I don't get to do much pleasure reading. It's almost felt like "cheating" the few times I've had lay books assigned, like John M Barry's The Great Influenza if you haven't read it, it's a great read: really makes you aware of how far medicine has come in a very short time (the first 1/3 of the book is about the rise of the science of medicine).

That's always my treat when I have down time: get to read some fiction, or something else that isn't so intense.

Nps Save Lives 06-26-2007 11:58 PM

Oh Those Lovely Dust Collectors!
 
Hey there! I collect nursing figurines and other nursing stuff. I think we all do or others collect it for us! I used to collect music globes but have moved on to hummingbirds. Boy what an estate sale my kids will have when I'm gone! Just kidding! I hope it won't be for a very long time! I am also an insatiable reader. I have noticed that many fellow nurses read a lot. :)

Terry 06-27-2007 12:02 PM

another book collector
 
Yep, love my books, too. To me, they're like old friends, like I've gone through something with each book I've read.


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