You can have too much of a good thing.
My mother collects salt and pepper shakers and when I was younger, I had a decent small collection myself. About 5 years ago, I moved from Alaska back to the lower 48 and got rid of most of my possessions, shipping only what I thought most important to keep. Most of the S&P collection didn't make the trip, but I did keep a select few. Now that I'm working hard to downsize, it's time to once again cull the herd.
Gifts from a good friend.
That was a start. I took another look, thought about it and the two above were joined by three more.
Leaving just two in my "collection." Funny thing, I hadn't even filled a set of shakers since I moved because I use it so infrequently. I placed one of the remaining sets in the sink to wash so it can be filled and be put out to use and enjoy. I find fewer items in a collection makes the collection more meaningful and more enjoyable since they can be seen as individuals and used for their intended function. =)
What collection do you have that has gotten out of hand? Or do you have a collection of something you're no longer "into" still taking up precious real estate in your home?