Two Cents in Two Sentences - What do you collect?

 Illustration by  Zenija Esmits

Illustration by Zenija Esmits

From tarnished commemorative spoons to albums full of scratch-and-sniff stickers, most of us have had a collection at one time or another. Here are ours. What are yours? Play along why don't ya?

ZE:"I unconsciously collect things, e.g. inadvertently ending up with an Eiffel Tower collection. It began with buying and being gifted mini metal Towers to uselessly sit on shelves and gather dust - it has devolved without out any help from me, into a smattering of Eiffel themed mugs, magnets, key chains and note pads - Ruined.

HM: "I seem to have a thing for ticket stubbs and travel ephemera. I have almost every boarding pass from every flight I've ever taken in the last 25 years including a very interesting retro design courtesy of Aeroflot that never fails to bring back memories of a terrifying journey in an Ilyusion 62 which seemed at the time to have been fuelled largely by vodka and a huge Russian Samovar of tea."

LC: "I have exactly two Limoges porcelain trinket boxes - one shaped like an avocado, and the other is a banana, incase I am ever a super rich old lady with time on my hands, I have a serious collection to build out. However, as the daughter of a serious collector, nice shoes aside - I’m hoping to gather ‘things’ at a minimum."

HP: "OK, this is a hard one because my whole living room is a collection of flotsam and jetsom.  Mostly rocks, feathers, fossils, arrowheads and shells warmed up with the occasional coffee table book, pine cone and antique."