I have a few collections. All of them focus on things I love. Some started because of decorating a room. Others started but flourished as people gave me items as gifts. I love Mary Engelbreit and have received many of her products as gifts. I have now used them to create creative surroundings in my guest room/office. Another thing I collect are roosters and chickens. This began when we had chickens, then it worked well with my kitchen decor. You can see a nice collage of this collection on my brother's blog here. My watering can collection has been the most fun to create. It started when I saw some galvanized watering cans at a antique store. After that I was always on the lookout for unique watering cans. I have also received some as gifts. Most of them have come from yard sales, second hand stores, and Value Village. They add charm to my greenhouse and my new garden room in the winter. They are often used as vases to hold cut flowers. In the growing months they are placed in different locations around my yard. My favorite one is the cobalt blue one above with the green handle in the center of the collage. Raymond Pert created that for me as a gift one Christmas.
My collections tend to center around the things I love.That would also explain my collections of books, cookbooks, cross necklaces, and snowmen. You can read about other collector personalities here.