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There are several things that I collect.  I don't know you all that well yet, so I couldn't possibly divulge the whole list.  So I'll start out with something fairly innocuous, but at the same time, inexplicable.  I mean, I can't explain why I collect the kind of glassware in the photo above.  It's called Libbey Frosted Leaf glassware.  Maybe 10 years ago I saw some tumblers of this 1950s-1960s vintage at a thrift store and bought them.
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Over the years, I added a few more pieces:

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They don't seem to be "my style", which is modern and fairly simple.  This glassware is too, well, ornate. Yet I have amassed a collection of tumblers, bowls, dessert cups, etc.
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So why collect them?  Do they transport me back to some innocent and pleasant childhood memory of my parents' generation's more gracious middle-class entertaining?  As ornate as this glassware is, it is also classified as "mid-century" and I do love that period of design and architecture.
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I.  Really. Have. No. Definite. Idea.  I just love this stuff.
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I do know I have to be cautious.  I used to just occasionally find Libbey glass in small, funky thrift shops.  Now, of course, there is the dreaded EBay.  So far I have resisted that temptation.
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And recently I realized that this glassware also was manufactured in SILVER!
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As the pootie peeps would say: uh-ohs. . .

So who among you will fess up to the collecting thing?  And what do you collect? I already have had a few hints in the IAN diaries in the last month or so, from some of your Diaries and comments.  Now I want more details!  It's not just me out there collecting inexplicable categories of Stuff, is it?
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