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Dragons, dragons everywhere…
Thursday, May 20th, 2010

I started to take just a picture of my growing Disney/McDonalds collection of dragon action figures from the movie How to Train Your Dragon, but realized when I looked around my office that I’m becoming a little obsessed. Dragons are my new collectible.

I think I only lack one dragon—the one with the boy riding his dragon’s back… hint, hint!

My sister brought this one back to me from Guam. It’s carved in jade.

The little green one is another of the Disney dragons, but behind it is a dragon clutching a letter opener, part of my dragon desk set.

I didn’t know until just now that there’s a dragon pen sitting inside that dragon cup. See his golden snout sticking out? (Unusual pens are another thing I love to collect. I’ll show you them another day.)

Doesn’t everyone need a dragon stapler?

Don’t we all have something we collect that makes us almost giddy whenever we find another object to add? What do you enjoy collecting? If you send me one picture of whatever it is that you collect, I’d love to post it!

24 comments to “Dragons, dragons everywhere…”

  1. Sue Brandes
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      · May 20th, 2010 at 8:35 am · Link

    I collect anything cats. Son says I am cat crazy. My son used to collect dragons. And he only wanted ones that looked real. They used to be hard to find. Now that he doesn’t collect them anymore you find them everywhere. We have another that collects wolves. You have some beautiful pieces.



  2. Heather
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      · May 20th, 2010 at 9:33 am · Link

    I collect three things.

    1. Pens, doesn’t matter how odd or weird. I just love pens.

    2. Bags. I buy random bags. I have hundreds. I even buy them at the dollar store.

    3. My most intense obsession is skulls, I have all kinds of skulls. I also have bags with skulls on them and pens with skulls on them.

    DD. I emai



  3. Heather
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      · May 20th, 2010 at 9:33 am · Link

    **emailed you a pic of my newest skull bag.

    Heather



  4. Rasha
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      · May 20th, 2010 at 10:51 am · Link

    Well my obsession is books. I cannot stop myself buying them, seriously. I have a permanent vampire book thing and I keep buying them, lucky DD that you write good ones. I go into the bookstore everyday and have a walk around the store before heading for work :)

    Other thing that I collect is unusual jewelry (silver especially). I am currently on the hunt for an unusual Jasper ring, don’t ask me why Jasper, it is what it is :)

    Ooh, ooh and dragonflies!



  5. Julie Kiesow
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      · May 20th, 2010 at 11:17 am · Link

    I collect candles, I have every shape size and variation LOL The problem is I barely burn them cause I like to look at them LOL I use tarts to “smell” up my house! I also collect these cute little cherubs called Dreamcicles, and then my other thing is shoes I cannot have enough, ever I have shoes that I have barely worn just bought for a particular mood or outfit onlt to sit there. My sister tells me to sell them or give them away but I cannot:) LOL



  6. Ilona
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      · May 20th, 2010 at 12:19 pm · Link

    You and my husband would get on very well – he is obsessed with dragons too. In fact he added another one today to his collection of over 200 types of dragons.

    I don’t have any photos of them online, but this one showing off my daughters hair colour shows a fraction of them on the shelf above her:
    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v255/125/30/606900334/n606900334_2866756_7704.jpg



  7. N.J. Walters
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      · May 20th, 2010 at 12:59 pm · Link

    Love your dragons. Especially the pen holder. Very cool!

    I’ve collected a couple dragons and I also have some halloween postcards (mostly featuring mirrors). Beach glass is another thing I love to collect. Just wish I got to the beach more often. :)



  8. Delilah
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      · May 20th, 2010 at 1:59 pm · Link

    Sue! Thanks! My daughter’s mother-in-law collects everything cat-related too. She wears cat sweaters and jewelry too. I only have one silver and amethyst dragon ring. Should take a pic, I guess.

    Rasha! I love jewelry too. Not so unusual pieces, because I don’t look good wearing a lot of things. I love natural stones, so totally get the jasper! And you’d love my dragonfly business card case.



  9. Sasha
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      · May 20th, 2010 at 2:00 pm · Link

    I feel left out. I don’t collect anything. :(



  10. Delilah
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      · May 20th, 2010 at 2:02 pm · Link

    Julie! You know I need to see a pic of the Dreamcicles!

    Ilona! Wow! Your daughter and mine would get along famously. Mine likes to dye her hair barbie-doll red (hers is a natural copper, so I don’t get why), and sometimes she likes to go blueberry or magenta. LOVE, love, love the dragons!



  11. Delilah
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      · May 20th, 2010 at 2:05 pm · Link

    heather! I love your obessions. As I mentioned, I love pens. Love strange cheap ones and expensive ones equally. I like your skull obsession too. Will post your pic! Thanks for sending it!

    NJ! Mirrors, huh? They always make me feel creepy—in a good way!



  12. Delilah
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      · May 20th, 2010 at 2:06 pm · Link

    Sasha! No collections? Do you favor pictures with a particular theme? I know you love to take pics, so maybe you do collect, but in that medium!!



  13. Estella
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      · May 20th, 2010 at 2:21 pm · Link

    I collect hummingbird wind chimes. Have close to 100.



  14. Delilah Devlin
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      · May 20th, 2010 at 2:32 pm · Link

    Estella! They sound lovely! Windchimes make such a nice sound too. Wood flutes being my favorite.



  15. Anna Shah Hoque
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      · May 20th, 2010 at 3:38 pm · Link

    I collect *deep breath* costume jewellery, bags, fairy/dragon/frog knick knacks, books, magazines, pens and notebooks. I’ll be sure to take pics and send them in.



  16. Delilah Devlin
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      · May 20th, 2010 at 3:41 pm · Link

    Anna! Whew! Be sure to send a pic or two!! Heather and Julie already have and I’d love to post a group. This has been fun!



  17. Aimee
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      · May 20th, 2010 at 4:06 pm · Link

    Books, just books, they’re everywhere.



  18. Anna Shah Hoque
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      · May 20th, 2010 at 4:13 pm · Link

    Here’s my blog link…I just put up the post…I ran with the obsession theme and got inspired…
    http://s7anna.blogspot.com/2010/05/some-of-my-obsessions.html

    Really enjoyed your post today…It’s always nice to meet others who enjoy and feed their obsessions. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:



  19. Sasha
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      · May 20th, 2010 at 4:20 pm · Link

    Nope. I don’t collect pictures either. I take a ton, but rarely do much with them after that. They sit on my computer. LOL

    I don’t even have any pictures up on my walls right now. :blush:

    I might change that…someday….



  20. Delilah Devlin
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      · May 20th, 2010 at 6:34 pm · Link

    Aimee! Your collection makes a writer sigh.

    Anna! I loved the pictures on your site. You have almost as many shelves crammed with books as I do. And if you look the other way, that dragon is gone, baby!

    Sasha! That’s so wrong! You take lovely pics, you need to put them up where you can see them.



  21. Kathy Kulig
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      · May 20th, 2010 at 7:02 pm · Link

    I love your dragons and I just submitted a dragon story. I have a dragon necklace and a pink origami dragon someone from work made. I don’t collect anything. Okay, well, books I guess. :)



  22. Delilah Devlin
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      · May 20th, 2010 at 7:07 pm · Link

    Kathy! Dragons! So how come you didn’t leave a link and tell us the titles?!



  23. Kathy Kulig
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      · May 22nd, 2010 at 5:06 pm · Link

    Thanks Delilah, You’re so sweet. Still waiting to here on the dragon story (a dragon shifter). Working title is Dragon Witch but you know how that goes, titles can always change after the contract is signed. Fingers crossed, I’ll keep you posted. My latest release came out in Jan. it was a demon and leopard shifter. Damned and Desired by Ellora’s Cave http://www.jasminejade.com/pm-8075-327-damned-and-desired.aspx :grin:



  24. Delilah
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      · May 23rd, 2010 at 8:32 am · Link

    Kathy, I don’t think you have a thing to worry about, but I know exactly how you feel. :wink:

    Thanks for the link!