I am a collector of many things . . . most of which I don't need. When I was younger I collected specific things . . . Raggedy Ann & Andy stuff, bears, I think I went through a unicorn phase. :) I don't really collect anything like that now, but I seem to have become the keeper of many things.
I like so many things and also have a lot of hobbies . . . so I have collected so much "junk" . . . as my youngest son likes to call it, but as they say. . . One man's junk is another man's treasure.
I tend to surround myself with items I like and find beauty in . . . it helps to make my house a home . . . that is important to me.