When I read that the colors for the February COLLECTING COLOURS series were blue and white, the first thing I thought of was my Smurf collection. What is the Collecting Colours series you may ask? It's hosted over on GOOD THINGS and here is an explanation from her blog:
What is the Collecting Colours challenge? Each month you use the colour pairings as a jumping off point to curate a collection, real or virtual. You might collect objects from your environment (like I did last year), you might 'collect' photographs (like I'm doing this year), or you might even create a collection of watercolours, prints, granny squares... It's really up to you - the key thing is that whatever you create needs to feature just the colour pair nominated for each month.
For my photos I have decided I am just going to photograph what ever seems "right" to me for that color combo. Since I am currently going through my toy collection I found it fitting to photograph some of my favorite Smurfs.
Yes I have baby Smurf shoes. Part of the reason why my toy collection is so large is because my first job was working at a antique mall. I worked in antique malls for a totally of seven years. I would have many of the antique dealers pick up stuff like the smurf shoes above and they would give them to me as gifts. My Smurf collection is the biggest part of my toy collection. It was the first vintage toy I started collecting. It all started when I purchased one single figurine for $4. The rest is history. I now have houses, stuffed animals, etc...
Childhood me in my Smurf swimming pool. The year was probably 1984.
Currently I need to find a bookcase for my Smurf collection. My Vinylmation collection took over two of my BILLY bookcases. (It may be time to stop collecting things. Hummmm.) I hope you enjoyed these photos. I hope that you may consider doing the Collecting Colour challenge. I missed January's color combo. Next months color combo is white and black. Oh that should be fun!!!
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