Friday, September 19, 2008

The Collectors - 6

Retropolitan, Christchurch. Sept. 2008. Ajr
It's been a while - too long in fact - since I added to my Collectors Series. The reason for that is? Oops! I tripped and stumbled on to another collection of my own! But more on that another time. Here, meanwhile, is a terrific collection of tea cosies and other knitted novelties that I spied at the marvellous Christchurch second-hand store, Retropolitan (great name too) in Kilmore Street. I wonder what motivates we collectors? If anyone has a brilliant theory I want to hear about it so leave a comment. And if you want to see others in this series, click on 'collectors' in the below tagline, or put it in the search box above left.


David said...

It's a wonderful question - what makes collectors collect? Some think it's genetics, some say it's an escape, others are just plain obsessive. I did a post on my blog about this a couple weeks ago -

Anonymous said...

hhhhmmm yes it is a good question Adrienne :-) What makes collectors collect? Just about every collector I know has a fragmented past of some sort... so in away they are hoarding a new heritage? To replace the one they have lost?? Either that or its a slight OCD??

Adrienne Rewi said...

Gosh! I've always wated to claim OCD as an excuse for the way I live...and all it took was calling myself a collector! :-) Life is deceptively simple. I'm relieved.


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