I'm not much of a collector; that is, my collections are very small. After collecting two or three items, I'm pretty much done. I don't think I could cope with anything bigger.
I'm attached to my small collection of antique decoy ducks, my one and only piece of authentic folk art by Earl Renz, a red fox carved out of one piece of a branch (Red is in the second photo below).
And a few pieces of Irish pottery. All the pieces came from Ireland. A wine cup made by a friend, a Nicholas Mosse demi-tasse,
It's an eclectic collection that reflects my tastes, and all the pieces are used in my daily life. I believe in enjoying one's beautiful things, new and antique.
Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown