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Monday, May 19, 2008

Fun Monday Collections!

I am hosting this week's FUN Monday...yet Mariposa will still do her traditional Monday Fever...for scroll down below for Music and Manic Monday!


FUN Monday is for us to have some FUN on a Monday...so I'm going to get into your minds and do just that...have some FUN!

Collections...

We all have them...and if you don't, you do....you just may not realize it. For some reason or another we all collect something and we collect it for reasons that will definitely make for good reading. So on Monday, I want to see your collection. If you don't have or don't want or CAN'T (wink) show us a picture, then tell us what the collection is in 10 words or less. Then tell us why you started collecting it.

Mariposa collects A LOT of stuff...such as...

(1) Obviously, I collect mariposas! Yup, I collect butterflies...and anything that has butterflies!












(2) And pearls!



(3) I collect shawls! Most of my shawls I got them from my travels...
















These are on top of the other things I have mentioned that I collect such as sayings and quotations! I'd live to thank KB for helping me come up with this wonderful theme!

Let's all make today a FUN Monday!!! Visit the wonderful people who signed up below...

50 comments:

Melanie said...

This is such a fun idea! I love it!!

Thanks for signing me up!
Our Happy Happenings

Robin said...

GREAT idea!!! I'll update Fun Monday's master list with a link to your info post :).

the planet of janet said...

sign me up.

ChrisB said...

I've signed up :)

Hootin' Anni said...

I'm gonna play!!

Megan said...

Thanks, I'll go there and check it out!!


Me and Hubby are fighting with/about attitude. It just puts me in a bad mood!

grace said...

great idea, I have signed up!

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

Does dust count do you think? I have quite a colleciton of that! Or piles of clean laundry? I'm good at collecting those too!

Celeste said...

Sign me, up, too.

AOJ, I wish I had collections of clean laundry. I seem to develop the dirty variety.

nikki said...

Count me in please!

hulagirlatheart said...

I'm in. Sign me up.

Gattina said...

I just came back from my roundtrip through Greece and thought I could use it for Fun Monday, but that is not the case, because I have a collection of over 400 cats, lol ! so please add me to the participants !

Meg said...

Great idea, but I'm torn. I'm a collector of memorabilia dolls, but I'm really into my Music Mondays. Maybe I can double dip.

karisma said...

Please sign me up! I don't really collect anything per se but will try and think of something.

insane mama said...

GREAT Idea, I'm in!

IamwhoIam said...

Thanks for hosting - Look forward to see what your collections might be.

Cricket's Hearth said...

I will be playing too!

david santos said...

Very good... Mariposa, very good...
have a nice week

jennifer said...

Hey Mariposa! Thank you for hosting. LOVE the butterfly collection.

Mine is UP! I didn't post pics, but I have SO MANY collections, it just wasn't a good idea!

Hope that your weekend was lovely!

Jennifer

Faye said...

Mariposa, I love the idea of collecting shawls as mementos of your travels--very portable and you have the opportunity to find truly authentic pieces from different countries and cultures.

Ah, pearls--very good idea also. I'd like to inherit my friend's single strand.

karisma said...

Oh I love your shawls and I love butterflys too, but not the dead ones they kind of gross me out! I also have a lot of "fake" butterflys in my house!

mjd said...

Thank you for hosting this Fun Monday. I am enjoying the peek at the collections. Your butterflies and shawls are lovely.

Alison said...

your butterflies are beautiful and your shawls are gorgeous!!!

Thanks so much for hosting, it was very fun!!

Do we have a hostess for next week? if not...I will be happy to host!!

Gattina said...

Your butterflies would be a fun Monday to my cats, lol ! I collect cats !

Olive said...

What a beautiful collection of shawls that you have. And yes, don't you just love it when a butterfly flutters into your personal space?

You have very nice collections.

jientje said...

Mine is up too! I love your collection of butterflies, they are so pretty! This is a very nice assignment this week Mariposa, thanks for hosting!

Nancie said...

Mari, thanks for sharing your collections. I love the butterflies. They are so beautiful.

Take care. Hope you have a great week ahead!

Celeste said...

I really like the white shawl -- how beautiful.
I love butterflies. They are a symbol of hope. I have a courtyard with butterfly appropriate flowers....it really worked last year (and that's where I got my pictures).

Jenny, the Bloggess said...

Lovely!

I'm in.

Sayre said...

How long have you been collecting butterflies? It this a life-long pursuit or something you came to in recent years?

And the shawls... Lovely.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Those shawls and that jewellery is beautiful. What a gorgeous collection. Brill topic today sweetie, it really made me think. :D

SwampAngel65 said...

I figured you would collect butterflies. But the shawls were a surprise! They are beautiful and such a different thing to collect. Very nice! Thanks for hosting this week, too!!!

Sayre said...

URGENT! Tell the FM participants to NOT click on #29 pratrap. It kept opening in my computer. After 17 screens that I couldn't get rid of, I had to just unplug my computer to shut it down because it wouldn't stop and it wouldn't take any commands.

I hope it's okay...

Mariposa said...

Butterfly...is me...so I guess that will be a lifetime collection for me...I started it when I was 12...the shawls...well, I started having one when I was sixteen, in my prom...then I get more...but it was only a year ago that I reliazed I have been collecting them everytime I travel...so funny!

I'm so glad many are joing the fun! My apologies for the others I haven't visited yet...I will visit ALL of your in the afternoon...or early evening...

ellen b said...

Wow, now those are some great collections you have. I love the pearls and how fun to collect shawls on your travels. have a fun Monday!!

Miguel e Juliana said...

What a lovely collection Mariposa.
Flowers and butterfys, love and blue skies.
Poetry and love, all that we need.
Thank you to be so nice.

Kisses
Miguel e Juliana

susan said...

I love the way shawls look...so lacey and girly. They just look funny on me!

Thanks for hosting!

Pamela said...

Lovely! You must be very organized.


I collected ceramic cats when I was younger -- and now I do have a small collection of hummingbirds - I have hummingbird ear rings, and fridge magnets, and a couple of window and wall hangings.

I had a busy weekend and didn't think I would post - but I did a last minute

Pamela said...

Lovely! You must be very organized.


I collected ceramic cats when I was younger -- and now I do have a small collection of hummingbirds - I have hummingbird ear rings, and fridge magnets, and a couple of window and wall hangings.

I had a busy weekend and didn't think I would post - but I did a last minute

Patience-please said...

Oh I love your collections!!! Most impressive! Thanks for the great idea.

Patience

ChrisB said...

I love your collections. The butterflies are beautiful. My mother loves butterflies and we call her 'betty butterfly' (she tends to flit'!) and she has got bits and pieces, including jewelery, with butterflies on it!

Mississippi Songbird said...

I love the butterflies and the shawls.. How cool!

IamwhoIam said...

Thanks for Hosting, and neat shaw collection.

storyteller said...

How fun to see photographs of your ‘butterflies’ … jewelry … and shawls! I love the idea of sharing and reading about what everyone collects and am glad you thought of it for this week’s theme. I shared at Small Reflections today ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

manilenya said...

I love the shawls, remember last winter, I want to buy one which was really expensive, my uncle who was with me scolded me. He of course , doesn’t realize how pretty things like that makes us girls happy.

our happy happenings said...

Your butterflies are beautiful! Amazing collection!!

insane mama said...

I just posted my collection
I like your butterflys

Jenny said...

Oh I love your butterfly-collection <333

I'll go and check out the others collections. This is such a great idea. :)

brocasarea said...

hmm..u sound like my aunt..she loves shawls and all..u two can make good company:)..enjoy...

Patience-please said...

Every week, Gattina's blog (Writer's Cramps) crashes my computer - freezes the screen so I have to reboot - so I can't leave her a message. Sorry... maybe she'll read this.