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A Collector’s Piece
January 26, 2016


There are a few things I collect out of entertainment. We all have our own likes and wants, and that’s fine! Some of the things I like to enjoy collecting are shot glasses, cat plush dolls, and stationery goodies. I don’t really buy new goodies to add to my collection on a regular basis. But the times I do, it’s an awesome feeling!


I started collecting shot glasses back in summer of 2014 for fun. There is a story of some sort behind every shot glass I have. My shot glass collection consists of cups bought by me during my adventures or given by friends when they go on theirs. I’m fine with including other people’s adventures in my shot glass collection. The more, the merrier! There are a lot of cool shot glasses in my collection and yes, I do use a few to take some actual shots ;). Here are some of my random favorites:

  • Panda – This shot glass was from my trip to the San Diego Zoo last month. I love how the panda is hanging on the shot glass!
  • Dubai – So I went to Dubai last weekend… Just kidding! My friend went to Dubai for a sales trip last year and got me this awesome shot glass… Made of some metal material… It’s really cool because of the detail along with the fact that its culture is all over the cup.
  • Disneyland – This is one of my first shot glasses along with the few I enjoy using. I bought it when I went on my Disney trip back in 2014.
  • Bear – My boyfriend bought me this when he had a layover at Colorado a couple of years ago. Here’s another bear that’s hanging on a shot glass 🐻.
  • Bronco – In no relation to football, I really like the shot glass my school has. Go school spirit!

On top of shot glasses, I also enjoy collecting cat plush dolls and figurines once in a while. I have enough stuffed animals to occupy a good amount of capital on my desk shelf. My cat collection consists of long-tailed Marie from Aristocat, birman, calico, and grumpy cat. My boyfriend took me to the mall this past weekend and I spazzed out when I saw a mini Marie plush! Annnd I bought Tigger because he’s a funny tiger 🐯. Along with the new plush dolls, I bought a Bag O’ Cats from Urban Outfitters where 6 random mini cat figurines are in a bag. I’m happy with what I have so far!

Last little piece of collection for this post is my stationery haul. I’m a sucker for $1~$3 stationery- especially when it’s cute! The problem when it comes to stationery goodies is that they’re always too cute to be used. After a while, I end up giving in and use up my note pads. I still have a good amount from my Michaels shopping haul days, but it’s getting used up… Slowly! I bought all of these cute stationery goodies from Target’s dollar section. Oh hey, I notice the Jacques and Gilles font on the top left!

What kind of goodies do you collect?

16 Responses

  1. Tara ☆ January 27, 2016 at 1:43 am

    Niiiice! I think it’s awesome you collect stuff! The shot glasses are neat! I never heard of people collecting those, but I can definitely see its appeal 😀 And hey, if you ever have a drinking game, those would come in handy XD I really love the panda and the Dubai one! They are neat, and the Panda is too cute!

    Your stuffed cat collection is cute, too! You need an Oliver from Oliver & Company 😀 Also, you need that cat from Puss n’ Boot! 😀

    And woot for stationeries! I’m on a notebook kick, so I’ve been collecting those.

    I should totally do a collection post, too! This is a fabulous blog post idea! ^^

    • Nancy ☆ February 3, 2016 at 3:49 pm

      I love how adorable Puss in Boots is! One day, I’ll have all of the cool cat plushes on my shelves ;). Ardium notebooks are so cute!!! I’m finally using one of the ones you gave me. The big notebook is still on my bookshelf because I don’t know what cool thing to do with it ;6

  2. Tiff K ☆ January 27, 2016 at 2:41 am

    Cute shot glasses OMG I love the panda one! My friend also collects shot glasses while I try to collect mugs or magnets.

    I actively collect Funko Pop though and I guess some stuff toys as well but not as much. If they’re really cute, will definitely buy it!

    • Nancy ☆ February 3, 2016 at 3:49 pm

      My friend’s fridge is FULL of magnets from all of the places that they travel to. It’s cool to see magnets from Dubai, Paris, Hong Kong, and around the world!

  3. Ongaku ☆ January 27, 2016 at 7:07 am

    That is an awesome collection of shot glasses. I don’t think I even have one. I love all your cat stuff too! 🙂
    I don’t know if there is anything I instinctively collect, right now it is feeling like makeup. LOL
    I need to buy more stationary, or go find some, my grandmother loves to write her friends and family on pretty paper but she is reaching the age where she doesn’t have energy to go out and find it anymore.

  4. Cat ☆ January 27, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Oh man, I love collecting things. It kind of drives my husband crazy because of the space they take up, haha. I think shot glasses are a neat thing to collect! There are so many different designs out there, and a lot of them look really cool. I love the panda one 😀

    Your cat collection is really cute too. I collect something similar! I collect turtle plushies and figures instead of cats, haha. I also like collecting Kirby plushies.

    That’s good that you started using some of the stationary 🙂 I feel the same way sometimes, but I force myself to use them anyway. That’s what they’re there for!

    My collections include video games, video game merchandise, manga, and toy figures!

  5. Amy ☆ January 28, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Your shot glasses are so cool. I have two one from Disneyland and another from Vegas. Unfortunately, ivenot been to either of those places – my friend brought me them after her trip.

    I love your cats as well!! I collect Pokemon cards and comics. I used to collect a lot more but I decided I preferred to save money haha. Still spend way too much on stuff anyway!

  6. Jenny Kim ☆ January 28, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    I probably like the panda shot glass the most. I used to collect playbills from musical shows that I went to, but now I just throw them away. I should probably start it up again.

  7. Eirene ☆ January 30, 2016 at 10:20 am

    You have some cool stuff! I love collecting things too!

  8. Becca ☆ January 31, 2016 at 10:22 am

    I love that you collect shot glasses. Andrew and I have recently started accidentally collecting them. We started out buy buying them as souvenirs, but now we have quite a lot more than we could ever use! I love the panda and Dubai one, they’re very unique and really stand out!

    I used to have so many stuffed animals! Unfortunately I gave a lot of them away or to my dog since I moved out. I love your Tigger plush!

  9. Raisa ☆ January 31, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Give me all your stationery!! XD I used to collect those when I was younger, but now I just email everyone. :’D

    I, uh… collect yarn. /o I need them in all colors and fabric because what if I feel like making something and I don’t have the materials? I have three boxes full of yarn right now. T_T Hats for everyone!! XD

    • Nancy ☆ January 31, 2016 at 3:52 pm

      I somehow imagine you with 5 different shades of red or something X’D. Major props to you for your leet knitting/crochet skills!! Every time I hold the crochet hook, ???? ??? ??? ? pops up in my head XD.

  10. Michelle ☆ January 31, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    I collect Monster High Dolls, Disney Dolls, and lastly anime figures and other accessories. Cool stuff you collect.

    I find collecting is a great hobby to have!

  11. Uglyfish ☆ February 1, 2016 at 1:42 am

    Wow – that’s an impressive collection of shot glasses! I really like the Dubai glass, and on the top picture, to the left of the panda, is a frosted one with a blue pattern – that glass also looks pretty! You’ve collected so many in a relatively short amount of time too, it must be nice to have so many glasses as memories of things!

    Your cat collection is so cute! We’re using a Marie plush just like that in our show, only we had to paint her blue!
    I collect Harry Potter merchandise. I used to collect figures of dragons when I was younger. I don’t know why I stopped, some of them were very cute!

  12. Joy ☆ February 1, 2016 at 11:23 am

    I love cute collections!
    Your cat collection is beyond adorable! I have a small collection of Giraffe stuffed animals and old Lambchop puppets.

    It looks like you have so many shot glasses! I bet it’s really awesome when you can show them to people, pick each one of them up and give a little blurb about where it came from.

    I think everyone should have at least one collection. I, for instance, really enjoy collecting Vintage and Antique books and tea cups.

  13. Georgie ☆ February 7, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    I used to collect raffle tickets (weird I know) and beads. I seem to collect jewellery now, and concert memorabilia, but they are obviously very different to shot glasses, which vary whenever you get them as you can get them all sorts of places around the world. I don’t think much changes about jewellery or concert tickets since they are not really like souvenirs. My mum used to collect heaps of fridge magnets until we bought a new fridge and she pretty much banned everyone (including herself) from sticking magnets on it. ?

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