I like everything I own to have a story. That doesn’t extend to, say, my shampoo or silverware, but it does include my knick-knacks.
I saw these adorable fairies for sale in Covent Gardens. Having just spent a week wandering around Kensington Gardens with fairies on my mind, I couldn’t resist. Naturally I keep them in front of my J. M. Barrie collection.
Here you see the result of some of my fandoms…my shelf of Star Trek books also houses Trevor the Tribble, Kirk and Spock salt-and-pepper shakers, and a Data action figure that I bought at my first ever job, at KayBee Toys (for the record, I don’t recommend working in a toy store for the Christmas season).
On the next shelf, my Phantom collection, with a model of the Paris Opera House, and then my Pirate collection. I bought the “solemn” Captain Jack action figure because the grinning one was terrifying (really), and I managed to get a Captain Jack Happy Meal toy without actually buying any food at McDonalds.
A less obvious connection here…but I have a Lucky Cat figurine that I bought in Chinatown in San Francisco, and it’s on this shelf because Keladry, heroine of the Protector of the Small quartet, has a collection of Lucky Cat figures.
Those are my cleverest book-and-knick-knack combinations…but perhaps I’ll share other knick-knacks another day! Do you have any with fun stories?
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