I have started a couple of collections in my lifetime, but my current obsession is vintage plateware and teacups and old house-wife guides and cooking books. I just picked up a new batch of books today from the 1920s! One of the cooking books describes such things as -
passion fruit butter
It even lists pages and pages of cleaning tips involving borax (I don't even know what that is). There's instructions on how to make a bath mat out of sugar bags and a recipe to "Make us happy and also agreeable to other people"
1 lb. of good temper
2 lbs. of forebearance
1 lb. of patience
1 1/2 lbs. of contentment
3 lbs. of unselfishness
1 lb. of fun
2 lbs. of cheerfulness
Mix well with 2 quarts of milk of human kindness.
Dose: 1 wine glassful first thing in the morning; to be repeated as soon as effect wears off.
Hilarious! Do you have any collections hiding in somewhere?