Aug 4, 2007

Crazy Collections!

Well, Swati, sorry for being late. You tagged me and asked me what I have a fetish for and so here I go :)

To tell you the truth, my interests keep varying with time and yet these are the few things I love collecting!

1. Perfumes! Yes, I have a mediocre collection but would not mind an endless one. So, now you know what to gift me for my birthday!
2. Sarees and dresses! I love buying new dresses and sarees. I often wonder why is it that I have nothing good to wear almost everyday.
3. Chocolates. I dont collect chocolates but I have a weakness for them. Hope my kids are not reading this.
4. Plants. Yes, I love gardening. I have 2 small balconies and I love to expand my garden more and more. How I love the greens!
5. Dolls : Now, people might think this crazy but the dolls I am talking of here are not the usual barbies. I am talking of the dolls that adorn the odd-number of steps during navratris in some of south indian homes. The occassion is called golu. I would probably write a detailed post on it sometime but yes, this festival is my most cherished one.

Talking of fetishes, I remember my childhood days when I used to collect matchboxes. Yes, I did that and had more than some 100 of them before I lost interest. Stamp collection was a craze for sometime too.
During my school college days, I had a huge card collection and I still carry some of them with me. Usha had done a wonderful post on the pain that grips you when you empty your cupboards to throw the old memories away. I have managed to keep them with me so far!

These days my latest passion is buying books. I hope I dont outgrow this one.

OK as for passing on the tag, I would call upon JLT, Usha, HHG, Dame, and all who read this to share their little weaknesses and I promise I wont tell anyone!


Hip Grandma August 7, 2007 at 4:28 PM  

'Sarees and dresses! I love buying new dresses and sarees. I often wonder why is it that I have nothing good to wear almost everyday.'
That is the woman in you at work.You've given me a difficult home work.Will try it.

Swati August 7, 2007 at 5:07 PM  

Wow ..we share one ..Dresses ..:D and even I often wonder why is it that I have nothing good to wear almost everyday... :)

And yes ..I hate throwing away my memories in the form of small collectibles..even i have some.

Asha August 8, 2007 at 12:40 PM  

Dresses, books and stamps.. I am in!

Something to Say August 8, 2007 at 5:56 PM  

hey I love perfumes too - hubby are you reading this???
And tho I havent worn a sari for 3 years now - I'd love to buy some too :)

Usha August 8, 2007 at 10:34 PM  

Interesting. Sometimes I think that what starts a s a hobby sometimes turns into a fetish like your fad for dolls. Unconsciously you begin to look for new models and designs wherever you go.

And thanks for the kind words.
Done the homework miss!

WhatsInAName August 9, 2007 at 11:55 AM  

Yes and I love being a woman :) I wish my hubby wouldnt crib so much!

Swati :
The cloth-industry thrives becuase of you and me! :P

Asha :
Welcome :) Can I borrow some books?

Infact I have many such sarees that were bought impulsively but not worn much :(

Usha :
Yes, my hobby has become a passion now. I will share the pictures of my golu. I am simply crazy about dolls. The problem is I need a bigger house now!

Sunita August 9, 2007 at 4:03 PM  

Dresses..yes, almost every month, there is budget allocated for that but I never have the right dress for any occassion

Just Like That August 9, 2007 at 4:38 PM  

Homework done and submitted on time, Ma'am. :-D

Random Vignettes August 9, 2007 at 7:53 PM  

Ohh Golu time...have been for just a few in Chennai but my mom keeps talking about them and even funnier she collects these as well!

WhatsInAName August 9, 2007 at 10:17 PM  

I feel so much better now that I am not the odd woman out :)

Thats like a good girl :P

Yes Golu is my favourite festival. and I dont miss Garbhas too :)

rbdans August 10, 2007 at 2:20 AM  

I love sarees. But Hubby does not like me wearing them. He says I look funny :( :( :(

WhatsInAName August 11, 2007 at 12:09 PM  

awww is it?
I thought saree is one dress which will suit everyone!
Some days I think you can wear something for yourself :) Hope your hubby doesnt read this!

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