Birds. They are everywhere. Not owls, which I know some people collect (although I have one or two thrown in), but more like swallows. I have had some of the things for 5 or so years.
I have ornaments.
I have necklaces.
I have bedding.
I have lots of Christmas decorations, which are packed away.
I have clothing.
I have cushions.
The thing is-I hate birds. Loath them.
They are flappy and unpredictable (I definitely see the irony with relation to my job...).
I think they are dusty and dirty (which is probably untrue for most birds)-like rats of the air.
I had bad experiences with swooping magpies as a child, my 20 minute walk to school could take 45 during swooping season due to detours. You know how if you look at them they aren't supposed to swoop you? Well I have definite memories of looking right at a birds beak as it flew directly at me.
In recent years I had a horrifying experience with plovers-evil cousins of magpies with sharp horns on their wings. I had to run towards the plovers, after my student who thought it was hilarious-until the birds started swooping us, and I had to tackle him to the grass to protect him. I don't know who squealed louder-me or him or the birds.
Plus they have beady eyes... I can't even bring myself to watch Alfred Hitchcock's movie.
I really don't like them.
Yet they are everywhere in my home.
Do you have a collection that you didn't know about? Do you hate birds too?