Thursday, August 11, 2011

a collection is born

Have you ever wondered why people collect things? Be it coins, baseball cards, etc..
I have.
I never understood it. Why in the world would you want to have SO many of one thing? Clearly these people needed a new hobby.

Then I met Anthology. (not to be confused with anthropologie)

I fell in love with issue #2 of this quirky little magazine when it first arrived at anthropologie. I was caught reading it on the couch in the middle of the the middle of my shift! I couldn't help it! I adored it's size, aesthetic, and content.

A month later issue #3 arrived. Bam! Purchased. Done & Done.
Where was issue #1? I have never seen that.  Weird...Ill call all the anthropologie stores in CA & have them ship me one...
"Oh you don't have it? Weird. :( Okay, thanks for checking."

There sat issue #2 & #3 stacked neatly on my coffee table, longing for their missing sibling.
How could I deny them this?
And the search began...

Luckily, it was a fairly simple one. Found Anthology on Facebook and asked them to help me locate a copy of issue #1. To my horror there were only 2 stores in the US that might have any copies left, but they couldn't be sure.
I called these stores right away only to find they were sold out.
Poor issues #2 & #3...

Then little miss tiny-shop owner in Oregon happily called me back & left me sweet news that she found a stack stashed away in the back and would ship me my copy right away (oh! make that 2 copies, I had also gotten Erica at work hooked).

My first experience collecting, I can somewhat see the fascination with having a 'complete' set. (let's just hope it stays with practical collecting & not lawn gnome collecting..)

Issues 1, 2, & 3. What a happy little family!

If you haven't had the chance to read this lovely mag, you should. Issue #4 debuts soon! If you subscribe by midnight August 12th your subscription will begin with issue #4! 

Trust me, you'll love it too!


Jeni said...

I haven't ever collected anything, but I started to feel a little anxious while reading this post. Like, "OH NO, SHE NEEDS THAT FIRST ISSUE!!!"
So, now I'm feeling like I have some latent crazy collector lady potential, which should probably be kept in check!

Amy said...

This might look like my kind of addiction....
& I Love that you were reading it on the floor during your shift, too funny.

the organic kitchen said...

I love your posts. You are a good writer!