A Collection a Day Book Summer Blog Tour + Giveaway!

Lisa Congdon's book, A Collection a Day launched this spring and as I mentioned last week in a post, publisher UPPERCASE is holding a mini summer blog tour for the book.  The book which I wrote about here and I'm sure in a few other posts this past year is a daily documentation of arrangements of Lisa's collected items she photographed (and some imagined and illustrated) everyday for one year last year.  The book comes in a fun tin too - perfect for holding your own collection.

Fun fact:  Check our collecting tag here which started back in 2008 where we featured Lisa's collections among with many other online artists' amazing collections!  It's a treasure trove if you like that kind of thing. (Be sure to go all the way back to 2008)!

And hey, we somehow managed to fandangle a copy of the book to giveaway here on the blog!  (Thanks Janine) - so one of you will be winning it!  Just leave a comment here at this post with a link to your favourite collections online.  Maybe it's at one of Lisa's or my posts here or maybe it's one of your own, or a friends, we'd love to see!  We'll announce a winner come Friday, July 29th/11!  (The giveaway will run till 9pm Thursday, July 28/11 )!  Good Luck!

In the meantime, check out the blog tour (check here for dates) if you will or buy the book,  it's a collector's item in itself!

Update:  It was a tough one to try and pick a winner for this.  At first I thought I would pick one that had a great link to a collecting post, and then it became really difficult after that (did you see all the great links)?.  So then I thought I'll do the random generator thing.  And funny - it picked the very last commenter - No. 38!  So congrats to Melanie of Inward Facing Girl.  And what's rather serendipitous is that she collects art books.  So really how fitting!  

Jan Halvarson


erleichda said...

i would LOVE to win her book !!! i do follow you and uppercase and i have enjoy reading about the project.
after this post http://demieblogg.blogspot.com/2011/06/who-are-you.html
i started collected objects who i feel can tell the world and me who i am- is not easy and is not done yet. but i love it and maybe one day i make it to a book : )
- not any harm in dreaming is there ?
thank you so much for this opportunity : )
i am crossing my fingers now...

Anonymous said...

OU, great!=)

I love collections and one of my favourite is my collection of books about impresionism - here: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-S56YFcSs89Y/Tf95GuO-ACI/AAAAAAAAA1o/t_-k0zFT7wc/s1600/P6200461.JPG

I have only 5 books, but I am in the beginning..=)

Greeting from Czech Rep. - have a nice day,


K. said...

That looks like such a fun book!! Here is my most recent collection from a beach day in White Rock (just because we don't have summer doesn't mean I'm avoiding the beach!):


liberal sprinkles said...

Oooh I followed the site when the collection was being showcased and I would love to have the book.

I am a hoarder, I collect everything, including postcards. There are a couple of photos in this post http://liberalsprinkles.blogspot.com/2011/02/postcrossing-1-bookcrossing.html

Some of the recent collections and collectible items I like are in my Pinterest board http://pinterest.com/liberalsprinkle/collectibles/

Thanks for the chance!

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Annika said...

|Thanks for this giveaway, would love to win!

My favourite regarding collections is this blog:


Each week, all year, a different person is posting things they have collected and cherish.

Antje said...

Thank you for reminding me. I just loved the whole project. Would be a little sunshine in those rainy days. love, Antje

Shalini said...

I'm a big fan of collections and would love to win Lisa's book. Some of my favorite collections are of the little things that I have found on my walks...mostly leaves, flowers etc...which I press in a journal, which I catalog with a date and place, so that I can go back and see what I collected when.

Here's some photos of my "the little things" collection: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ganobristol/sets/72157612966857779/

Frida said...

I love my collection of Hamlets : http://www.flickr.com/photos/fridastenmark/4773699225/

kathyS said...


Eco-taxidermy. Love it.

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

I follow you and would love to win the book!

Sandi D said...

I follow you and would love to win this amazing book! i have a bunch of small collection about our home and this book would be truly a great add to our collections.

my enamelware : http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-sEEitG8oZ08/TeGOScmKyhI/AAAAAAAAA5k/rfnHajYGtls/s1600/hutch1.jpg

marlo does hair said...

My favorite collection is from oh, hello friend and is a collection of minis! So cute.


Thanks for the chance to win!

Claudia said...

This looks like a great book! would love to win!!

When I was younger I collected miniature chairs - still am drawn to them. now I sort of collect old cameras, but only when they are free or next to nothing ;)


holly said...

Not TECHNICALLY a collection since it's a store, but the way Bountiful displays their cake stands has me drooling for a warehouse space of my own to stack piles and piles of these beautiful pieces everywhere.


love holly

Jan Halvarson said...

loving to see all these collections! wow you guys - there may be some more collecting posts coming out of this too! keep them coming!

L i a r n i e said...

Hello! I love your blog and I hope to win this book (I think I've just about joined every contest giving this book away!). I love collecting odd bits, but here is my collection of local/philippine matchbooks http://www.flickr.com/photos/dagdrommare/sets/72157627293445148/

my mum started it actually, but I found some as well.

jacqueline said...

i'd like to add to my collection of art/craft books! :)
here are a couple of my flickr faves featuring collections.


Adrienne said...

I collect bits and bobs from the local beaches at low tide. I started the series Low Tide in Tofino on my blog. Thanks for your great blog!

Schmendro said...

I have yet to really photograph my collections and put them on my blog but I would love to win this book! My favorite collection is this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/75260767/peculiar-rock-collection by CoriKindred, I adore these rock collection. Great blog!!

amyrhenderson @ gmail.com

Unknown said...

I love the letterpress drawer collection in your post here:


I have quite a few of those drawers myself!

Liz said...

This is lovely http://pinterest.com/ohjoy/illustrations/

Jess said...

I'm a huge fan of Lisa's and this lovely project...it's so special, especially since I think all of us have some unique thing that we are drawn to collect! For me lately, it's vintage kokeshi dolls :)

I'm so very in love with Lisa's own collection of midcentury Japanese and Scandinavian cookware. Such amazing colors! http://poppytalk.blogspot.com/2011/07/collecting-collections.html

Anonymous said...

Collections are so much fun and this book looks awesome! My husband and I started collecting wind-up toys before we were married and loved going to antique stores to find them...we now have over 100! :)

Tanja said...

I love the idea of the project! And I'm in love with this collection: http://altruisminthemorning.com/?p=1194

Hanna said...

I love these nature collections and things like that.
And also collections of pottery.

diorinspired said...

Great Giveaway Love Lisa's book! I like the collection of class photos hung framed at the site Love it a lot, am starting to collect group photos, too, from local picnics, too - http://www.loveitalot.com/2011/03/class-picture-day.html

the king of carrot flowers said...

my PEZ collection is one of my favorites- I have several hundred


maryrgalloway said...

I've been lusting over this book...

loving this collection - http://www.lolitas.se/index.php/2010/09/15/spoon-2/

- Mary G.

Ann said...

Love the idea of this book. I need some new ways to display my collections.


Ann said...

Sorry, forgot to add a link. I love the blog of Hollister Hovey. Here is a story about her and her sister, Porter (who won a walk-on role on Mad Men). They are all about living with history.



Jenna said...

I Love Uppercase and have been waiting to get Lisa's collection book for awhile now. I collect lots of things like; stationary, Japan trinkets, 80's nostalgia toys and TV Shows. I have recently just turned my craft projects into a gallery wall in my study, so I guess you could say it's a collection of my creativity :)


kristyhayter said...

That book looks fantastic - I have been an avid collector of many things my whole life. right now i am obsessed with collecting cookbooks I love old ones and self made one by local communities a lot.


Above is an article about cookbook collecting.(note written by me)

Thanks for the chance to win!

Kenn Munk said...

I once started a collection of fake Spiderman toys, mostly because I couldn't find many fake Star Wars toys, but needless to say, it never took off.

My favourite collection will be The Wellcome Collection in London: http://www.wellcomecollection.org/

Mitsy / ArtMind said...

I love to look at collections & the book looks absolutely fantastic!

I have a link to share but it's not really a collection or is it?
Anyhow, it's mighty cool, Jan! :)

misschrisfrank said...

hot diggity dog! i love uppercase and lisa congdon and collections! one of my most recent favorites is the metal dollhouse collection belonging to stephen and shauna of something's hiding in here. you can see the spread that martha featured on it here: http://www.somethingshidinginhere.com/my_weblog/2011/01/martha-stewart-living-february.html

bbphoto said...

I really like the collection of handmade postcards that Robayre is doing for 2011


I was also lucky to be the recipient of one!

Melanie said...

I collect art books from exhibits that I see - some of my favorites are Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth (http://soundsuitshop.com/shop/paper/meet-me-at-the-center-of-the-earth), Beautiful Losers (http://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-Losers-Aaron-Rose/dp/1891024744), Art in the Streets (http://mocastore.org/products/art-in-the-streets), and Girl Culture by Lauren Greenfield (http://www.time.com/time/photoessays/girlculture/story.html).