Pasttimes-What do you collect?

  1. I was just wondering what other nurses have for collections. I collect Yankee Candles, pink depression glass, nursing related items, and teddy bears-especially Boyd's Bears. Of course, if you ask my husband, I collect mainly junk.
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  3. by   kids
    Boyds Bears figurines...they take up less space and are easier to dust
  4. by   BeachNurse
    I love polar bears (other bears too, but polars are my favorite). I have a variety of polar bear items like jewelry, mugs, kitchen items, figurines, etc.

  5. by   e-nurse
    I keep ticket stubs to all events that I go to..movies, concerts, sports, plays, Empire State Building, San Fran cable cars, Disney, ect. It's a good nostalgia kind of thing.
  6. by   NRSKarenRN
    Cups and Saucers from different countries year round.

    Christmas have several collections:
    1. Waterford Christmas Crystal Ornaments-started by my Mother in-law and Hubby's continued.
    2. Wax figurine Christmas candles.
    3. Santa Claus Statues.
    4. Glass Ornaments

    I started in 1985 with birth of 1st child buying one ornament each year for them- Hallmark Light and Motion....have 6 strands of lights on the Tree just for them to plug into! Also got another ornament that was something they were involved in or liked.
    By the time they are married, they will have a treeful of ornaments. We bought our own in 1975 when first married;inherited inlaws when they died and some of my parents on retirement. Some beaded ones are from my first patients while working in a nursing home, other beaded from grandfather and Dad.

    I now have enough for three or four trees. Takes us 8 hrs to light and decorate tree each year! This year we did all glass...except for EAGLES Santa Claus lying on plastic beach lounge chair (my husbands)--- THAT's why the Eagles football team did so well.
  7. by   aimeee
    When I was a teenager I started collecting glass shoes, but then the collection branched out to include shoes of other materials too. I don't really seek them out anymore, but every now and then someone gives me another for my collection.
  8. by   NurseDennie
    I collect diamonds - of a carat or more.



  9. by   calililly
    I collect anything David Cassidy and tacky shot glasses. The tackier, the better!
  10. by   kaycee
    I collect lots of DUST! Especially around all my collectables.
  11. by   Cubby
    Old medical stuff mostly, specifically bedpans & chamber pots. It is a bit odd I know but hey!
  12. by   oramar
    sea birds, mermaids ect. I saw a woman on English version of antique show, she had a collection on antique bedpans and urinals. For many years I was hearing about female urinal, now I finally saw one. The host was facinated but they had no value.
  13. by   Q.
    Yankee candles and antique books - original copyrights preferred but will settle for 1912 or older.
  14. by   Mkue
    Books, books, and more books. I love books, new or old

    I would love to collect diamonds !!