I've been through my "cow" phase when literally everything in my home was a black and white cow - plates, cups, clocks, towels, figurines, paintings, cookie jars.... you name it, I had it. If there was a bovine in the building - I could spot it at 50 metres.
Then there was my chicken and duck phase..... my sheep phase.....my votive candle phase......the list goes on.......
Thankfully - I am now a reformed hoarder. I have embraced the concept of controlled minimalism and regularly de-clutter as a form of Zen meditation!
Well I sure am!
Who am I kidding?
Once a collector ALWAYS a collector!
Take this gorgeous little ceramic birdhouse. When I walked by Bed, Bath and Table and saw it sitting there on the Clearance Table - all sad and lonely looking.......well of course I had to have it for my birdhouse collection, didn't I? The fact that my birdhouse collection is fast taking over every spare nook and cranny in the house - well minor detail really.
I just love the shade of turquoise and the cute little bird perched on top. I think it might be a budgerigar?
Do you believe me?