Hi there. I’m Pete.
I’m an avid collector. I collect all kinds of things and my house is full of many collections.
I’m particularly proud of my bottle collection. I have a collection of probably 2000 bottles and I have them divided into categories and arranged according to category.
One of the categories is beer bottles, one of the categories is Apothecary Jars, and one of the categories is Vintage Milk bottles.
I don’t have them all displayed at the same time because I don’t have enough room for that. I just display one section of them in my house at a time. It’s sort of like a revolving display or a rotating exhibit.
I have a giant finished garage behind the house and that is where I keep my collections of various things. I have them all boxed and labeled neatly so I know exactly where they are. It’s not a mess back there.
Currently I have on display my beer bottle collection. These are from all over the world. They are made of all different colors of glass including your typical green and brown, but then I also have beer bottles that are made out of purple glass, red glass, blue glass, yellow glass, and even black glass.
Most of these unusual colored glass beer bottles come from other parts of the world. For example, the black glass beer bottle is from Bali. I got that on a trip to Bali a couple of years ago. I was going there for vacation and spent a week on the main part of Bali and another week on one of the outlying islands.
It was on that outlying island that I happened to come across this black beer bottle. One of the local people had a six pack of beers and the bottles were all black. I had never seen that color before and I asked if I could take one of the bottles back to United States with me. So that’s how I got that bottle.
The purple beer bottle I got on a trip to Kuala Lumpur. The yellow beer bottle I got on a trip to Lithuania. The red beer bottle I found at the bottom of South America on the southernmost tip of Argentina.
So anyway that’s why my domain name for this blog is what it is. There’s a method to my madness. Lol
I thought a blog about collections and collectors could be pretty interesting. When you collect something, you end up being a mini expert in the subject. Or a full-blown expert, if you really dive into the pursuit and immerse yourself.
Obviously people pursue information about their collections to different depths. Take stamp collecting, for example. You have the fifth grader who stumbles on the world of stamps and gets into it in a nonchalant way. Then you have the philatelist who has collected stamps since the days when people actually sent letters, and they know everything there is to know about every stamp every issued.
So this blog will invite contributions from other collectors. It could become a pretty helpful site, especially for people who are looking for a breadth of information on lots of different collecting options.
Have fun, and thanks for stopping by!