What do you collect?

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  1. JoJo1980

    JoJo1980 DIS Veteran

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    I'd love to hear what sort of disney collections disers have and see some photos :wizard: I'll post some photos as soon as I can :surfweb:

    I love collecting snowglobes and anything to do with Stitch. I also love fridge magnets and pens and am addicted to anything christmassy :santa:

    Please share your photos, obsessions and 'must buys' :)
     
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  3. sctigger

    sctigger Mouseketeer

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    I collect Disney snow globes. I'm starting to run out of space for them. It looks like I will have to buy a new shelf or cabinet if I get any more.
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  4. JoJo1980

    JoJo1980 DIS Veteran

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    Those are wonderful!! I couldnt pick my fave as they are all so pretty and unique!! Do you have a favourite?


    I recently got a display cabinet for my snowglobes too and have 'accidently' left one shelf spare - What a shame, i'll have to take a trip to disney to fill it ;) That's my excuse and i'm sticking to it :lmao: So i'm hopeing to get some cute one's this december, I'd love a few christmassy themed ones as I only have a couple. I'm so mad at myself - I fell in love with a big christmas one last september but I didnt think that it would fit in my case, I really regret not buying it :sad2:
     
  5. Danauk

    Danauk <font color=green>I would be sitting on the patio

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    I collect ride and park pins from WDW, Disneyland and DIsneyland Paris plus pins of Minnie and Tinker Bell. I have way too many to take pictures of! I also collect Disney Christmas decorations.

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    I have been to WDW since last Christmas so I have more now!! I have Tinker Bell on the top and a Tink skirt around the bottom. All the decorations on it are Disney.

    My favourite 3 are these, the 3 Disney castles.
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  6. JoJo1980

    JoJo1980 DIS Veteran

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    Hi there! Your tree is gorgeous!! I love all the ornaments on it :love: I have a couple on our tree, but I would love to get a second tree maybe in the hall & use that one just for disney :santa: The tree skirt looks really nice, I love the shape of it :)

    What do you do with your pins - do you display them?

    Those tinkerbell bells are really cute! Its similar to one of my faves but mine has got stitch sat on top of it :goodvibes
     
  7. cpdwiz

    cpdwiz Mike & Jessica YOAMD Winners

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    We have over 800 and pretty much display them like this:

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    I also have this big statue, Jess got it as a Bday present, and I LOVE it:

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    Pocket watch, limited to 500:

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    My Swarovsky Sorcerer Mickey she also surprised me with

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    We really like these, too...Park Jumbos and Piece of History Pins:

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    And our Xmas tree, all Disney ornaments, and even santa wrapped with Disney paper :cool1:

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    Hope you enjoy!
     
  8. JoJo1980

    JoJo1980 DIS Veteran

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    Thanks for sharing those amazing photos!! I love them :yay: Wowsers, 800 pins - now thats what I call collecting!! I love the frames that you have them in, did you buy them or make them? I really love the idea of displaying them like that. Your big statue is wonderful too, we keep falling in love with some of the ones they have at DTD - we also saw a santa mickey one when we were in New York, I wish we would have bought it, i'm kicking myself now :headache: I love your christmassy items ... christmas & disney = heaven :cloud9:
     
  9. Finkelstein's Hubby

    Finkelstein's Hubby Ohh, it's the deep burn! Oh, its so deep!

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    Hello

    Its early days for me and my collecting but after our last trip I have struck upon a few themes that I will build upon every time we return. Namely these are Pins, of course. Its hard to resist joining in but by limiting myself to Viallian pins I have managed to retain some degree of self-control :thumbsup2. I also bought a Stein and will continue to add to this during subsequent trips. My wife went quite overboard on Christmas decorations and we now have a tree that is exclusivley Disney with just a hint of Seuss thrown in.

    I have developed a strong interest in Olzsewski sculptures in recent months, in particular the lighted pieces and I will be making a beeline for Art of Disney in October 2010. Have added a couple of pics below to show what has been accumulated so far :)

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  10. JoJo1980

    JoJo1980 DIS Veteran

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    Hi there!

    I started collecting late so dont worry :thumbsup2 I love those pins, I've never really paid must interest in looking for villian items but some of those are cool - think I need to pay more attention this trip!! The lighted pieces are lovely arent they, those little boxes with the scenes in that light up - is that the ones? They are beautiful!
     
  11. cpdwiz

    cpdwiz Mike & Jessica YOAMD Winners

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    Shadowboxes......They are about $20 when on sale.....And thanks for the kind words
     
  12. Finkelstein's Hubby

    Finkelstein's Hubby Ohh, it's the deep burn! Oh, its so deep!

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    There are some stunning Jeweled villian pins available, in particular the Hook one. So I will be trying to track more down.....they are a wee bit harder to find but that makes the effort more rewarding :thumbsup2

    It is indeed the lighted Olzsewski sculptures, the Main Street pieces are stunning but realistically I could not carry them back home with any confidence. The lighted pieces are quite magnificent. Have my eye on the Nightmare Before Christmas piece but I think I may end up with 2 or 3 in total once I see them.

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  13. Meriweather

    Meriweather Aria's Nana

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    Anything with Merryweather

    Lots of Christmas ornaments

    We also have a big figure. It is Donald Duck decked out at Disneyland.

    A couple snow globes, a couple cookie jars.

    Antenna toppers!!

    Kitchen items

    I collect too many things......like anything that strikes my fancy. I really need to narrow it down.

    We are moving....someday :rolleyes: so a lot of our things are in boxes at the new house.
     
  14. sctigger

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    The Mary Poppins is my favorite. I just got the 101 Dalmations so I'm also partial to it right now. I'm hoping to add 1 or 2 more when I head to WDW in a few weeks.
     
  15. Feej

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    When we were in Disneyland in January this year we bought a couple of the Olszewski lightboxes and have fallen in love with them.

    I was suprised with another one for fathers day yesterday.

    Would like to buy more of them, but the cost of getting them here is almost half the price as the item itself!
     
  16. JoJo1980

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    Thanks! I'll have to look into getting a couple, I hope they have them over here in the uk too :surfweb:

    The jeweled ones sound lovely, I like anything with a bit of sparkle :laughing: I love going on a shopping hunt for certain things when in wdw - its like a mini treasure hunt, just without the sand digging :laughing: I hope you manage to get everything you are looking for on your next trio :thumbsup2 Those light sculptures are beautiful, I would love to have on of those on top of our fire surround, especially at christmas time :cloud9:

    Awww a merryweather collection would be sooo cute!! I know what you mean about trying to narrow it down to certain things, I just buy anything that takes my fancy too - much to hubbys dismay :lmao:

    I love those two! They are very pretty! The Mary Poppins one must have been very expensive due to its size, i've never seen that one before!! Dont forget to post some photos of your new additions when you get back :wizard:


    Which ones did you get? They are stunning arent they! Happy fathers day by the way :) Shipping prices are such a pain arent they :headache:
     
  17. Feej

    Feej Mouseketeer

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    We got the Bambi and POTC boxes in January, and yesterday I recieved the Mickey "sorcerer's apprentice" box.

    Yep, shipping anything here is a costly pain. My wife buys a lot of scapping supplies and the only way to make it worthwhile is to order up big. :) Same with Amazon.

    Thanks for the fathers day wishes. :)
     
  18. Finkelstein's Hubby

    Finkelstein's Hubby Ohh, it's the deep burn! Oh, its so deep!

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    That would be such a cool surprise!

    The POTC one is really great as is the Sorceror. I have found a local store that has them on Ebay but I kind of want to get them at Disney as it will mean more to me, weird I know but I will have more time to save that way....unless of course a family member is reading this and decides to treat me :thumbsup2

    My want list grows daily frankly

    Gordon
     
  19. JoJo1980

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    Awww those are lovely :love: I've just been looking at all the different ones online and I couldnt choose my favourite, they are all so pretty and unique!!

    I'd love to be arty enough to scrapbook but I tend to lose patience as i'm not very artistic :laughing: I love looking at everyone else's scrapbooks - some of them are amazing and so much work gets put into them.
     
  20. pixiewings71

    pixiewings71 <marquee><font color=deeppink>Sweet!!! Totally!!!!

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    We mostly collect pins, all 4 of us, we have thousands of pins. We display them similar to cpdwiz, we use cork boards and have a few framed sets up as well. We have some in our bedroom, 1 set in the hallway (girls' silhouette framed with silhouette pins around it) and the girls each have their own sets as well as our books. We have quite the plethora of pins! LOL I also like the "tins" that you get when you buy tea, hot chocolate, lemonade etc etc. I love to display them in my kitchen....OH I almost forgot, I also have a dry erase board framed in cork that I display food related pins on, it's super cute and a lot of fun!
     
  21. wdwgirl03

    wdwgirl03 <font color=red>I'm just a big Disney Freak! :-)<b

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    Like several others I collect pins. That is by far my biggest collection with over 100 pins. Mostly I collect Disney stuff in general...I have a few mini snowglobes, some old little figurines they used to sell at the Disney Store (they were called Tiny Kingdom I believe), some of the Precious Moments, and now I am getting into the vinylmations.
     

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