A girl I chat with on Instagram had asked me to share some pictures of my swan collection. I finally got around to taking a few today. I have been collecting Swans for about 18 months - it started with one little swan that my Mom gave me - it had been my Grandparents.
Swans are one of few animals that often mate for life. They find a partner and stay with that partner until they die - and often if their mate dies, they will pine away.
I decided to collect Swans because it gives me something to hunt for when I'm in Antiques fairs or thrift stores....but I had a few rules for myself!! I would not spend more than $10 on a swan. Most of my swans are around $3 each. I would buy them all myself - and enjoy the hunt for them. This isn't the kind of collection where I want swans as gifts or for people to find them FOR me.
I would ONLY buy single swans - no pairs or sets or anything that comes with two. Single swans ONLY....until I am in a serious committed relationship.
Of course right now I'm not interested in a relationship lol - and don't see me wanting one for a long time....BUT if the time comes when I meet someone I want to be with, THEN I will complete my collection with a PAIR of swans :)
I think I have over 30 now.....I don't go out of my way to collect them, but once you start noticing them, you realize that swans are EVERYWHERE - all colours and sizes!!