I collect vintage salt n' pepper shakers...dog ones. Also animal shaped creamers, and Alice in Wonderland tea stuff. It's good, because it's not easy to find cool stuff, so my collection doesn't get out of hand.
I collect dogs, I collect dog collars, I collect Wiener dog stuff (I used to collect basset stuff) and Aussie stuff. The nice thing is, I have "odd" colored dogs of my breed, so it's harder to find...red Aussies and chocolate wieners aren't the norm. I really like old pics/drawings/etc that have my breed (Wiener, basset) or just dogs that I like...heck, they don't have to be actual vintage, I like the look.
I collect tea things: tea tongs, tea steepers/strainers, tea cups. I'm still looking for sugar tongs...but I'm not that crazed about it...so it'll come to me in time.
John collects dragon stuff...he has figurines (I'm trying to limit the cheesy items that come in) and swords (we do have two of them over the fireplace).
I try and limit our stuff, so I don't spend $$$ on it, and we don't get crowded in our tiny little house.
That's why I'm really picky, so my collections aren't LARGE
"I don't have any idea if my dogs respect me or not, but they're greedy and I have their stuff." -- Patty Ruzzo
"Dogs don't want to control people. They want to control their own lives." --John Bradshaw