My one and only collection (if you don't count the ridiculous amount of Twilight paraphernalia, books and DVDs I've acquired over the years) is my Mexican tin Christmas ornaments.
I've blogged about my passion for them on several occasions, and shared my tin ornament tree pictures last Christmas. This year, up in the far northeast, my collection means more to me than ever -- it's a little touch of home in an area that doesn't know chile con queso from chile con carne. So looking at the festive colors brings me much happiness.
Each one I unwrapped from the storage box had me saying, "Oh! This one's my favorite!" until it became abundantly clear that I really have no favorites -- they're all divine.
So, again, here's my gaudy Christmas display, festively perched on top of my kitchen table, just waiting for me to gaze at it's splendor ... while I munch on tortilla chips and pico de gallo with a good bowl of chile con queso (in my mind) ... and listen to traditional carols and hymns sung by King's College, Cambridge ... while visions of San Antonio dance through my head -- ahhh. What a perfect blend.