I don't collect things. Well, I should qualify that - having done battle this afternoon with an army of giant dust bunnies.
I don't actively collect items. If there is anything in my household which might be construed as a collection, it might be my library of cookbooks. But I never went out and sought to build a cookbook information center. It just happened over the course of a few decades.
There is something I appreciate, and enjoy having in my household. I don't go out in pursuit of linens and beautiful handiwork, but if I find old pieces, tatted, crocheted, and stitched, I love to add them to MY household. And I use them, too; no tucking away in the dark old linen closet!