I may not talk much about it anymore, but my love for the Haunted Mansion is still there. It didn’t go away just because I stopped collecting and sold most of my collection. The purge was just a symptom of some difficult times and downsizing. After my husband lost his job in 2008, the day after the greatest day of our life, life took a real sour turn for the worse and its been a long journey to recovery. I’m actually quite thankful that we had our collection, because there were times we couldn’t have paid rent with out it. Was it difficult? Sure. At first. And then it wasn’t. We had collected sooo much stuff that most of it just sat unnoticed on a shelf, collecting dust and being unappreciated. Seeing a new collector find the piece of their dreams, and being able to help make their ownership dreams come true turned out to be an unexpected, yet wonderful byproduct of selling the collection.
Now we have just a handful of sentimental and mostly handmade pieces on display in our home. You’d never know were were the fanatical, obsessed collectors we once were.. and I’m ok with that. With a more selective approach to decorating (and also the limited space issue) I actually appreciate what I see around me, especially this piece handmade by a dear friend, who also happens to be a collector. I just love how the light illuminates this piece.
I’ve always been a HUGE fan of fan made items, so I’m uber excited to share this fan made item in the making, but it needs your help!! This is the coolest lego collection I’ve ever seen and would absolutely purchase this if it makes it to production.. but to get it to production, it needs 10,000 votes. If you love legos or the Haunted Mansion, or just appreciate the creativity behind this, please go vote.. HERE!!
Happy Fan made Friday!