I have always wanted to start a collection. Yesterday, it finally hit me: I already have the perfect collection in the entire wide world. Yeah, it is not the biggest collection of vintage cameras, that would be awesome, but sadly untrue (in my case, that is).
What makes these plastic guys so special? Well, let me share with you! Seven years ago Tyler and I moved to Vancouver, BC so that we could live together (long story on why we didn’t move to the US, maybe some other day). We moved into The Electra building which is two blocks away from Robson St, which so happens to be the street you want to get all your Christmas shopping done!
Along Robson St is Milestones Restaurant & Grill. Every now and then we would go and have dinner there, specially when we had family visiting.
So, where do the silly figurines come into play? Every time we would go eat there I would order a Bellini (or maybe two) and each drink would have one of the silly figurines on it! I started keeping them in my purse. It took forever to get a glance of every single piece. But I started getting doubles.
It wasn’t until my mother in law mentioned my attempt of getting my hands on every single plastic animal to one of the waitresses. I can still remember the huge smile on her face and how fast he disappeared into the kitchen!
She brought me all the ones I was missing. I honestly felt like a little girl!!
And as I wrote this post and visited Milestones’ website I realized that I so have to go back to Vancouver and get my hands on the rest of the guys!! They have a Rudolf now!! I NEED RUDOLF!!
Do you have any collections? Do share!
If not, what would you collect?