I gave away our perfectly matching set of Ikea mugs about a year ago after succumbing to my ever-growing thrifted mug obsession.
It was bad. I couldn't pass the mug aisle without hearing their pitiful little cries.
Having been someone who always resisted collections of any sort, this was a big step for me. It felt as if I was opening the Pandora's box of collecting things (there was definitely some validity to that fear), but I couldn't stop myself.
We now have a formidably sized collection of pretty little mis-matched mugs, and I am quite proud. They provide well for our hot beverage addictions, and they look good with my morning toast.
What do you collect - with or without shame? :)