Sunday, October 21, 2007

Collector

I am a collector. Wherever I, or friends or family, go I have to have something from there to remind me. I have books, ornaments, jewelry and clothing - but mostly I have T-shirts. My dad travelled all over the world with his job when we were children and brought me back T-shirts from everywhere, which started it all off.These are the actual country ones I gathered together for the photo. This is a king-size bed! From the top left, reading across each row left to right:

Scotland, Scotland, Cornwall - Lands End, Scotland, Canada - Victoria, Greece - Thassos, Corfu, Austria - Kanzelwand (that's a mountain!), Gibraltar, Tunisia, Tunisia, Indonesia, Trinidad and Tobago, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Bangladesh, Lanzarote, Greece - Kefalonia, Lanzarote, Cyprus, Tunisia, Gibraltar, Sri Lanka - Skanska (Swedish firm my dad worked for), Bali - Lombok Island, Cornwall - St Ives, New York, Tunisia - Hammamet.

Lots of Scotland (visiting my parents) and lots of Tunisia (reflecting 12 years of holidaying there!).

And the little pink and white one, bottom right? That's my Cancer Breakthrough long sleeved T, for work - very Special.

These are just some of my collection, I also have some stored away in the loft. I also have numerous special T-shirts, purchased at events, venues and as gifts.

cq

16 comments:

Queen of Light and Joy said...

This is AWESOME!! Have you ever though about making a quilt out of them?

panthergirl said...

So cool!!!! I love the idea of having a quilt made... perfect.

Here via michele again...

Nikki-ann said...

A great collection of t-shirts. Dad goes to the Isle of Man TT races most years and ever since I was a kid he has brought back a t-shirt each for my brother & I. I bought myself a t-shirt from Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario, Canada 7 years ago and still have it, but it's getting a bit worn out now!

CyberKitten said...

I *love* T-shirts especially those brought back from holidays or events. I have drawers full of them.

Leigh in Atlanta said...

very awesome

Leigh in Atlanta said...

ooh michele sent me

gautami tripathy said...

Seems like a great collection. My brothers get me tees too. A few are very precious to me.

Thanks for taking me down memory lane with this post.

Glad Michele sent me here today.

Bohemian Girl Collection said...

Hello CQ,

You might not have a problem deciding what you are going to wear. I myself love soft and fun T-shirts. I started my Bohemian Girl Collection because I love fashion and Vintage things. You might like to add one more, soon to be famous t-shirt to your collection.

By the way Michele sent me also.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I know what you mean. I have to collect what I pick up.

My 500th post is up now!

Square1 said...

Oh so awesome! What a great way to commemorate the places you've been. It's more practical than spoons!

Michele sent me.

Bev Sykes said...

I should have done what you did--then I could make a quilt--or 15 of them. Instead I chose spoons and then, when I ran out of wall space, magnets. Now I have run out of fridge space. I guess I'll have to give up travel!

David said...

i tend to shred my best shirts at work.
congrats on 1 year SMOKE free!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh My Dear we are kindrd spirits...I have a similar collection of T-Shirts and Sweat Shirts...Piled neatly on chairs, on closet floors, in boxes, etc., etc. It is a true addiction, isn't it? I am starting to feel I must do something with them...move them someplace---hide them away---Burn them...(lol)...Well, you understand, I am sure. As much joy as they give me it is trulky looking like a store for used clothing here....Something must be done! Burning is actually sounding better and better...LOL!

Melli said...

LOL! I collect T-shirts too -- but I don't think I have ANY from another country -- and most are just from restaurants or taverns I've visited. A FEW are from other states... You have a fabulous collection going!

Walker said...

I am like you, I have over 100 baseball caps from around the world from friend and places I have been.

Oh I don't wear hats as a rule LOl

carli said...

I agree with the above poster. You should totally make a comfy quilt with those.