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19 November 2011 @ 04:46 am

So, growing up I collected horse stuff. Books, figurines, and models- specifically Breyer horses, for those of you familiar with them. at the time they were pricier than I've seen them lately, when I do see them.


Right now my collection (and there are some that are collectibles, though all of them got played with) resides carefully wrapped in a few boxes.


Yesterday my mum suggested I commission them off at my local favorite antique/junk place. I still have that little seize in my chest and automatic "No, mine, please" feeling when she said it. I suppose I still have a lot of attachment and a little dream of being able to display at least some of them again. I don't know if this is normal or not. It's probably absurd to still be attached to them after so long.


And yet... I don't know. Maybe I should let them go... but. the thought isn't one I enjoy.



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Soufflé Girl Wannaberagdoll on November 19th, 2011 10:00 am (UTC)
I am a collector/pack rat so my feeling is not to part with them unless you really WANT to part with them or need the money very badly. One thing I've found in my 20 years of being a doll/toy dealer is that a lot of people give away/sell/throw out/whatever things they love and then regret it. Then it costs them a lot of time, money and energy trying to replace their stuff and it's never quite the same.

If the thought of parting with your stuff isn't a good one, then don't do it, no matter what anyone else says. As long as it's not taking up a lot of space or out f control, no reason why you can't keep them and display them some day.

I love Breyer horses although I've never had any. I had several friends who collected them when I was a teenager (late 70s) and was always kind of jealous of their collections. I have too much stuff so will not go there, but I still think they're pretty cool. :)

(I hope that helps!)
Gelsey: Myth - werewolf dangergelsey on November 19th, 2011 10:37 am (UTC)
I don't need the money currently, and they all mostly fit in a few boxes at the top of my closet. I know my mother doesn't understand me wanting to keep them, but... They're mine. With a lot of good memories.

I've always loved mine. I would get more if I could. I guess my mum doesn't have the same collector feeling I do, but I've always had it. Ah well.

I think I will keep them. Though now I have the urge to look at them again...
moreteadk on November 19th, 2011 10:12 am (UTC)
Don't sell them if you don't want to. I don't think there's anything even remotely odd in still being fond of something that you loved as a child.

I had a pink plush elephant which some ten years ago, I gave away for a charity shop. To this day I still wish I hadn't.
Gelseygelsey on November 19th, 2011 10:39 am (UTC)
I don't find it odd, but I think my mother does. It just really surprised me that she brought it up after so long. I dunno.

Awww :( that's too bad.
moreteadk on November 19th, 2011 10:46 am (UTC)
Well, if she finds it odd that's really her problem, I think.
drcjsniderdrcjsnider on November 19th, 2011 12:41 pm (UTC)
Keep them... unless you are desparate for $$$$. There is nothing wrong with keeping something that was very special to you and could be passed along eventually to children or grandkids or something.
Gelseygelsey on November 21st, 2011 07:54 am (UTC)
Not that desperate yet. So I will keep it, I think :) Thanks.
babsbybend: sunshinebabsbybend on November 19th, 2011 01:53 pm (UTC)
What they all said.
Gelseygelsey on November 21st, 2011 07:55 am (UTC)
Thanks :)
luvscharlieluvscharlie on November 19th, 2011 03:09 pm (UTC)
I think that it's when you don't get that feeling of What? No! Mine! that you should let them go, but if you feel strongly enough to resist and post about it, I suspect they might should stay in that box for a while.
Gelseygelsey on November 21st, 2011 08:00 am (UTC)
Good idea, thank you. I think you might be right :D
Generally Mischiefangel_vixen on November 22nd, 2011 07:21 pm (UTC)
Precisely this!
Gelseygelsey on November 25th, 2011 02:38 am (UTC)
Thanks, my friend! I think I'll be keeping them awhile longer yet.
Ree: Earthtriskellion on November 19th, 2011 03:57 pm (UTC)
Then don't sell them. You're not ready to give them up. You're still young enough to get your own house with a place to display them. I still have all the unicorn figurines my grandmother found me, tucked into a box in the garage. No idea what I'll do with them, but they're mine.
Gelseygelsey on November 21st, 2011 08:02 am (UTC)
Yeah. Young enough for a bit, anyway *sigh* Ignore me, I'm feeling cynical and depressed. They're yours, and you'll figure something out someday :)
My Castalia: adult storeroommethleigh on November 19th, 2011 06:47 pm (UTC)
In my experience, I have always been sorry later and it's stuff like this that haunts me when I am ill and can't sleep. People say 'it's only things' but things are important to me no matter what they say.
Gelseygelsey on November 21st, 2011 08:04 am (UTC)
Nodnod. I wouldn't want to regret it. Thank you :)
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Gelseygelsey on November 21st, 2011 08:12 am (UTC)
Thanks :D
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Gelseygelsey on November 21st, 2011 08:27 am (UTC)
I like my few childish things. I cling to them. I fear it's probably not healthy, but it's not hurting anything just yet.

I like those hobbies. I don't like being abnormal right now. I'm just having a bad few months, it feels like.

Thanks so much :)
Laudomialaudomia on November 20th, 2011 04:41 pm (UTC)
Keep your horses. Money will come and go, but you can't regain stuff you've sold or given away. You'll know when it's time to lighten your load. Until then, hang on.
Gelseygelsey on November 21st, 2011 08:27 am (UTC)
Thanks so much :)