It must have been love!

Did you stop and think we spend most of the time loving inanimate objects and wanting them dearly. Our connection with these things are far deeper and more inexplicable than with people. Here are my affairs over the years.

My love affair with stationery started when I was very young. I collected a variety of paper, pens, pencils, crayons and bright colored post-it’s that were not as widely available then. I used to tell anyone visiting me from abroad to bring me interesting stationery. Soon, I realized that I wasn’t using any of it but just hoarding it. Paradoxically, using it meant devaluing it. It was simply too good to be used. As they say, if you really love something you should let go and so it was time for me to move on.

Then I started collecting shoes inspired by Carrie Bradshaw from Sex & the City. I bought any pair that fit me on the pretext that my shoe size wasn’t commonly available . Soon I was running out of space. But just like clothes, my house was overflowing with shoes but I never could find the right pair when I wanted to wear it.

Next I started collecting crockery for the house. Villeroy & boch wine glasses to fancy dinnerware, cake platters to fine cutlery, large spoons (that I’m still not clear what to do with) to fancy knives – I collected them all. Then one day, I took out my glasses for a special celebration and as the first glass broke and shards flew everywhere, I decided to say goodbye to this expensive taste.

My new passion is collecting handbags. Cheap ones to big designer labels, big or small, bright or subtle – I like them all! Now I like to wonder how long this is going to last.

I can’t say whether this was / is love or mere infatuation. As I reflect upon these, it still makes my heart skip a beat. My husband would be disappointed he came second to my Louis Vuitton handbag……

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97 thoughts on “It must have been love!

  1. What a hilarious start to this blog train, Prerna. There was a time I was obsessed with stuffed toys and still have many dumped in my old house. Then in the growing years, I got a crush on sunglasses and kept collecting them and the last obsession was the same as yours – handbags! Bad timing though, when I ordered 3 at a time from an online portal – I was pregnant then. So, for the last three years, those bags were dumped untouched, unpacked (still have their brand new tags on them) in my bed box’s storage as I no longer carry handbags as they have been replaced by diaper bags.

  2. Aah! We all have been there!! I had fixation for notebooks and greeting cards in school and college days. And then crockery later on. But now it is only books and ebooks for my Kindle.
    Earlier, I wouldnt use the expensive crockery, but now I make it a point to use it at every given chance. Guess, greys in your hair does that to you! LOL 😀

  3. Great post Prerna, and I had a great time while reading your love affairs with different things. I also had same kind of infatuation with shoes..had a huge collection of a different variety of shoes and still could not find one ideal pair when we go out. #VdayBlogtrain

  4. Seriously speaking, your Blogs are really amazing. i would like to admit that I had and still have an affair with my handbags and junk jewelries…I just love collecting junk jewelries and wearing them with my outfits. . I am so glad I came across this post of yours! Keep sharing such posts!

  5. Absolutely true no doubt our love for material things changes with time n situation n v fantasise every new thing one time n d another.. right now my new obsession is collecting storage boxes🙈

  6. This was funny! An affair with inanimate objects is something every person is guilty of! I love my books, my jewellery, my saris, even my bedsheets. Totally normal! 😀

  7. I loved your list of love…most of them belong to my list too :)…I liked the tangent of your creativity and the way one can make husband jealous 😉 !!

  8. Lovely post! What is a human being without desire and all these are “hasaratein” which you tried to get hold onto… hope you continue loving things and live your fetish and fantasies..

  9. As we grow, so do our tastes. And to fall in love age is never a bother!
    Now I know your ex’s Prerna. But sad that wont be able to blackmail you and earn fortune for you have openly talked about them. Hahahaha…
    A lovely and light refreshing take and a fantastic idea to rekindle the old flames 😉

  10. I think we all have a liking and obsession for something or the other…I keep collecting hair care and skin care products…I use some but many times they just expire and become waste

  11. Totally loved the light , breezy tone of the article Prerna… it did highlight my fetish for loads of stuff which is now called clutter!! I could so relate to it all and I guess that letting go part is indeed important to create space for better things to come over:) well done

  12. I too have been there, with different fixations and obsessions at different points of time. Many years ago it was earrings (I still roll my eyes at the memory), then its was bags, and diaries and these days its stationary for my kids. enjoyed reading your post.

  13. Your love for your various loves made for a wonderful read, Prerna. I stopped collecting everything I used to when my maid quit on my , right in the middle of a ‘let’s upturn the house and give it a thorough cleaning’ session:))))

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  14. Oh yes some objects are too dear to be considered anything less than great loves! For me, clothes have been a perennial favourite and now make-up comes a close second 🙂

  15. My love for bags and shoes is legendary. So I can completely imagine where you are coming from. I have another one- I love boxes. I hoard the really beautiful ones not knowing what I will keep in them.
    Written in the tongue-in-cheek style of yours, that I have come to love

  16. I was obsessed with pretty shoes and handbags for years. Later we started living in suitcases traveling countries and the collection was distributed among cousins. Now I live in diaper bag and flats. It was humorous read Prerna. Thankfully I am not going back to old ways, living in the moment.

  17. ooh…your love interests are quite interesting prerna. I have had two major ones till date, one with books and the other with shoes. When i got married, i had as many shoes as clothes, my mil joked saying ki no one in the family has ever brought so many shoes in the trousseau. I would have continued my affair, but now its the girls shoes i am having an affair with. And i absolutely adored the manolo’s Carrie had in sex and the city. As far books are concerned, i don’t think i’ll ever get over them.

    1. Yeah books you can never have enough of but waiting for the day I can afford multiple pairs of Manolas!

  18. This was so relatable Prerna. We do have our own share of love affairs with inanimate objects. However, there is some deeper connection in it…A trait of our personality or may be our dreams and aspirations.

  19. Beautiful diaries and stationaries were always my crazes but right now due to the constant shifting of places, I have become a bit conscious not to bring unnecessary stuff in the house. 🙂

  20. HAha… This is certainly LOVE my friend… finally I got a soulmate. I am insanely in love with my Handbags be it charles n keith or Fendi or channel I have.
    No1 around can beat my collection of shoes and perfumes for that matter

  21. I also used to collect marbles of different shapes and sizes. But those childhood acts were really a bliss. But now interests have taken a U turn. Well expressed !


    1. Awww your post was fabulous Shraddha and I’m glad you shared it. Yeah books are another one. You can’t have too many of those though!

  22. I have this habit of liking something and eventually collecting a variety of them. I guess I am not the only one … though I am taming with time 😉
    Beautiful blog.

  23. I can so relate to you prerna. I too have extreme obsession of collecting things and not using them. My all-time obsession is collecting earrings. Haha funny to know that your husband is second after Louis Vuitton Bag. Its so refreshing to read how we all have many things in common!!

  24. I think most of us women have had some sort of weird fetish or maybe even obsession with some of the things you mentioned – for me it has to be shoes, handbags and definitely watches! Poor husbands cant even begin to decipher these weird obsessions. Totally nailed it Prerna and loved the way you put it so humourously!

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